The World Meteorological Organization has warned of the possibility that the period between 2023 and 2027 will witness an unprecedented rise in temperatures.
The organization suggested that temperatures would exceed the 1.5 °C threshold recorded before the industrial revolution temporarily and with greater frequency.
The organization said that the coming period is expected to witness the development of the “El Nino” natural climatic phenomenon, which generally coincides with high temperatures, an increase in drought in some parts of the world, and heavy rains in other regions.
The Secretary-General of the organization, Petteri Taalas, said that the period between 2023 and 2027 will almost certainly become the hottest period ever on the planet, according to «Agence France Presse».
He pointed out that this comes in light of the combined effect of greenhouse gases and the “El Niño” weather phenomenon, which causes high temperatures.
In this context, the United Nations indicated on Wednesday that there is a 98 percent chance that at least one of the next five years, “and indeed the entire five-year period, will be the warmest on record.”
The World Meteorological Organization noted that global temperatures will soon exceed the most ambitious Paris climate agreement.
It is noteworthy that the Paris Agreement on climate signed in 2015 stipulates that the signatory countries must work to limit climate warming to two degrees Celsius as a maximum, compared to pre-industrial rates in the mid-nineteenth century, and to 1.5 degrees Celsius if possible.