Wed May 10, 2017 1:30PM
A new study says global temperatures could exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius above their pre-industrial levels in less than 15 years and cross the first threshold set under the Paris climate agreement.
A new study says global temperatures could exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius above their pre-industrial levels in less than 15 years and cross the first threshold set under the Paris climate agreement.
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Scientists have warned that the Earth could break through a major climate threshold as global temperatures rise to new staggering levels.

A new study says global temperatures could exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius above their pre-industrial levels in less than 15 years and cross the first threshold set under the Paris climate agreement.

The research relies on a natural environmental phenomenon based on which ocean temperatures shift almost every decade between warming or cooling periods. The study goes on with calculations to conclude that we are currently experiencing the oceans’ heating phase, which spells out rapid temperature rises.

The phenomenon in itself is considered a natural form of climate change. It could, however, aggravate global warming if combined with other issues such as those caused by human activities.