Scientists predict that the world is set to surpass the 1.5°C warming limit for the first time in 2024, as warned at COP28. The UK's Met Office also anticipates the global warming threshold to be temporarily reached in 2024. This development is expected to have a lasting impact on living conditions, with global temperatures accelerating towards a critical climate threshold, prompting some scientists to urge world leaders to acknowledge the challenge of preventing disastrous warming.
NEW: Global temps are poised to shatter a key climate threshold many thought was still years away — so fast that some scientists say world leaders should give up on pretense they can still prevent disastrous warming. Reporting by @chicoharlan @ssdance ⬇️ https://t.co/MOGk98I8Vx
New: World leaders tout 1.5C climate goal at #COP28 even though it is increasingly seen as out of reach, via @chicoharlan @ssdance w/ @maxinejoselow & @TimPuko https://t.co/BG1QS3Bm7J
BREAKING: at COP28 the world is warned that 1.5°C of global warming will change the conditions in which we live forever 🧵
Global warming threshold could be hit temporarily in 2024-UK's Met Office https://t.co/LqeF7uu6jN https://t.co/kRQCjVn9ZR
World predicted to break 1.5°C warming limit for first time in 2024 https://t.co/WZMcDdwpiw