By comparison, the odds of global warming briefly getting above or above 1.5 ° C during the following five year period were estimated to be ‘close to zero,’, according to the WMO in a new climate change program.

The updated forecast predicts that the year 2022-2026 will be the warmest on record worldwide, surpassing the current record, 2016.

In 2015, when the Paris accord was signed, the possibility of breaching the 1.5 degrees mark was close to non-existent, the WMO said.

The WMO’s most recent research also estimates that the wait for a year or more between 2022 and 2026 could be the warmest on record, with 93 per cent.

The 1.5 ° C figure “The 1.5°C figure is not some random statistic. It is rather an indicator of the point at which climate impacts will become increasingly harmful for people and indeed the entire planet,” WMO Secretary-General Professor Petteri Taalas says.

At the global Paris agreement, countries committed to limiting thermic warming to 2C, and to keep their temperatures to 1.5C above 19th levels to prevent the most dangerous consequences of climate change.

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