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Report: 50% Chance Global Average Temp Increase Will Reach 1.5C in Next 5 Years

HeadlineMay 12, 2022

The World Meteorological Organization has warned there is a 50% chance average global temperatures will temporarily reach 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels at some point in the next five years. Climate negotiators have long aimed to keep global warming at or under the threshold, which is the equivalent of 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit.

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