Open thread for night owls. UK weather service: Earth may pierce 1.5°C average temp within 5 years
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Jessica Corbett at Common Dreams writes—UK's Met Office Warns Global Temperature Could Soar Beyond 1.5°C Threshold Within Five Years. Experts say that would be temporary "but it does ring an alarm bell”:

As NASA on Wednesday confirmed that the past five years have been the hottest on record, the United Kingdom's national weather service warned that the next five years could see global average surface temperature temporarily surpass the end-of-the-century target of the Paris climate...


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