World’s first year-long breach of key 1.5C warming limit

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For the first time, global temperatures have surpassed the 1.5C warming limit, according to the EU’s climate service. This is by far the warmest period since modern records began– and likely for much longer.

Limiting long-term warming to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels – before humans started burning large amounts of fossil fuels – has become a key symbol of international efforts to tackle climate change.

Read the article to learn more about why we have broken pass the 1.5C limit and what this means for the future.