According to the scientists from the UK Met Office, the country’s primary meteorological office, the likelihood that the globe will warm by more than 1.5C over the next five years is presently 50/50. Based on recent studies, there is now a significantly greater possibility of going over a crucial global warming critical limit. Researchers are concerned about the general trend of temperatures, even though such an increase would only endure for a brief period. There will almost probably be a record-breaking year between 2022 and 2026. As a result, the amount of hot gases in the atmosphere has rapidly increased. Additionally, global temperatures have increased as well.

The average global temperature first rose by 1 degree above these levels in 2015. Political leaders also ratified the Paris Climate Agreement that year, pledging to keep the increase in global temperatures well below 2C while pursuing efforts to keep them below 1.5C. At COP26 in Glasgow in November of last year, governments reaffirmed their dedication to keeping “1.5C alive.” The devastating wildfires that spread across North America last year or the current heatwaves that are causing great damage in India and Pakistan are just two examples of how scientists claim the world has already felt the effects of 1C warming.