The world is nearing the warming threshold that international accords are trying to prevent, with a 50-50 probability of the Earth reaching this temperature temporarily within the next five years, forecasters around the world forecast.

With the thermometer chances improve.

Last year, the same prognosticators estimated that the odds were at 40%, compared with only 10% a decade ago.

The global team, which is supported by the British weather bureau, said the five-year outlook gave it a 93 per cent probability the world will set a record for the hottest year by the end of 2026.

They also said the five years between 2022 and 2026 are 93 per cent likely to be the hottest on record.

Climate change

Contemporary climate change includes both global warming and its impacts on Earth’s weather patterns. There have been previous periods of climate change, (wikipedia)

World Meteorological Organization

The World Meteorological Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for promoting international cooperation on atmospheric science, climatology, hydrology and geophysics. (wikipedia)

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