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Global Temperatures Set To Break Records

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Global temperatures are likely to surge to record levels in the next five years, fuelled by heat-trapping greenhouse gases and a naturally occurring El Niño weather pattern, according to a new update issued by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on Wednesday.

There is a 66 per cent likelihood that the annual average near-surface global temperature between 2023 and 2027, will be more than 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels for at least one year.

Warmest year ever

And there is a 98 per cent likelihood that at least one of the next five years, and the five-year period, will be the warmest on record.

“A warming El Niño is expected to develop in the coming months and this will combine with human-induced climate change to push global temperatures into uncharted territory,” he said.

“This will have far-reaching repercussions for health, food security, water management and the environment. We need to be prepared,” said Petteri Taalas.

Some key facts

Typically, El Niño increases global temperatures in the year after it develops, in this case, that means 2024.

There is a 98 per cent chance of at least one in the next five years beating the temperature record set in 2016, when there was an exceptionally strong El Niño.

Arctic warming is disproportionately high. Compared to the 1991-2020 average, the temperature anomaly is predicted to be more than three times as large as the global expected anomaly when considering the next five northern hemisphere extended winters.

Predicted rain patterns for the May to September 2023-2027 average, compared to the 1991-2020 average, suggest increased rainfall in the Sahel, northern Europe, Alaska and northern Siberia, and reduced rainfall for this season over the Amazon and parts of Australia.

Paris Agreement

In addition to increasing global temperatures, human-induced greenhouse gases are leading to more ocean heating and acidification, sea ice and glacier melt, sea level rise and more extreme weather.

The Paris Agreement sets long-term goals to guide all nations to substantially reduce global greenhouse gas emissions to limit the global temperature increase in this century to 2°C while pursuing efforts to limit the increase even further to 1.5°C, to avoid or reduce adverse impacts and related losses and damages.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says that climate-related risks for global warming are higher than 1.5 °C but lower than 2 °C.

The new report was released ahead of the World Meteorological Congress (22 May to 2 June) which will discuss how to strengthen weather and climate services to support climate change adaptation.

Priorities for discussion at Congress include the UN’s Early Warnings for All initiative to protect people from increasingly extreme weather and a new Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Infrastructure to inform climate mitigation.

SOURCE: UN News

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4 COMMENTS

  1. I HATE LIES, STOP LIEING TO THE PPL. THEY DONT KNOW BETTER THAN TO LISTEN TO ALL THIS SHIT, CONFUSING THEM , LIFE ALREADY CONFUSING TO SOME.

  2. Which records? You mean since we started reliably recording temperatures from 1880s? Or 140 years. Or for the 4,543,000,000 the planet has existed? Oops. Stop the fear mongering.

  3. Sorry to inform you, its not fear mongering, don’t know where you’ve been reading. The Earth will progressively get warmer and warmer as the years go by. You and I will not be around, but part of the END shall be by fire.

  4. Fox the earth goes through periods of warming and cooling. It has happened COUNTLESS times for the 4.5 billion years the earth has existed. Greenland (YES ICE COVERED GREENLAND) was once filled with greenery and was as warm as any tropical island. Climate change is a normal phenomenon. You need to stop reading the garbage the climate cult is pushing. And yes temperatures have only been recorded since 1880. Can you tell how hot it was in the times of Christ. No you can’t. There were no records back then.

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