The Global Annual to Decadal Climate Update
- July 12, 2020
- Posted by: OptimizeIAS Team
- Category: DPN Topics
According to a recent World Meteorological Organization (WMO) report, average global temperature can rise by 1.5°C in next 5 years.
- This is significant as the countries under 2015 Paris Agreement had agreed to try and limit the average global temperature rise to below 2°C by the end of the century.
- If the annual average temperature increase shoots past the 1.5°C-mark more frequently, achieving the Paris targets would be challenging. The last five years have already been the warmest ever recorded, according to WMO.