Earth is on its way to the hottest decade. NEVER recorded as alarming Met Office report warns temperatures over the next five years will all be warmer than pre-industrial levels
- If forecasts are right, decade between 2014 and 2023 will be hottest on record
- Met Office predicts temps from 2019-2023 will be 1.03C-1.57C higher than before
- Forecast comes as climate experts around the world publishing the 2018 report
The next five years are likely to see temperatures of 1C or more over pre-industrial levels, as the Earth is experiencing its hottest decade on record, Met Office said.
The average global surface temperature for 2019 to 2023 is expected to be between 1.03 C and 1.57 C above the levels seen before the Industrial Revolution, experts say.
If temperatures over the next five years are in line with the predictions, it will make the decade between 2014 and 2023 the hottest year in registers coming back to 1850.
The next five years are likely to see temperatures of 1C or more over pre-industrial levels, as the Earth is experiencing its hottest decade on record, Met Office said. Fossil fuel emissions continue to cause global warming, experts say (file photo)
The weather forecast is made as climate experts around world release information on global temperatures in 2018.
World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said analysis of five leading international datasets showed that global average temperature last year was approx. 1C over pre-industrial levels from 1850-1900.
This means that it was the fourth hottest year on record that came behind only 2016, 2015 and 2017, and did The last four years is the hottest recorded.
Professor Adam Scaife, head of the long-distance prediction at the Met Office, said: "2015 was the first year that global annual average surface temperatures reached 1C above pre-industrial levels and after three years, all have been close to this level.
& # 39; The global average temperature between now and 2023 is expected to remain high, which potentially makes the decade from 2014 the hottest in more than 150 years of records.
Countries have undertaken to pursue efforts to curb global temperature rises to 1.5 C above pre-industrial levels under the Paris Climate Change Agreement.
But with a trend predicted that the world is near or more than 1C above the level before industrial revolutions over the next few years, average global temperatures could temporarily exceed the 1.5 C level, experts say.
The weather forecast is made as climate experts around world release information on global temperatures in 2018  Dr. Doug Smith, Met Office Research Researcher, said: "A temperature rise of 1 C or greater will increase the risk of a temporary trip beyond the 1.5 C threshold over pre-industrial levels.  Predictions now suggest about 10 % chance of at least one year between 2019 and 2023 temporarily above 1.5 ° C.
WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas said the long-term trend is an upward trend.
The 20 hottest year on record has been for the past 22 years. The degree of warming over the last four years has been unique on land and sea.
rer is only part of the story. Extreme and severe weather hit many countries and millions of people with devastating consequences for economies and ecosystems in 2018.
Prof Sir Brian Hoskins, president of the Grantham Institute, Imperial College London, said: "Our lack of decisive action over climate change makes us as a climber up a mountain knowing that there will not be enough oxygen at some height, yet we continue.
Not every single step takes us closer to disaster, but As confirmed by Met Office, our general direction is clear.
WHAT ARE THE EQUAL TARGETS OF PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT?
The Paris Climate Change Agreement has four main goals in reducing emissions:
1 ) Long-term goal of keeping the increase in global average temperature well below 2 ° C above pre-industrial levels
2) Aiming to limit the rise to 1.5 ° C as this would reduce the risk and consequences of k global changes significantly  3) Gover agrees on the need for global emissions as soon as possible, recognizing that this will take longer for developing countries
4) Making rapid reductions then in line with best available science
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