The world is getting closer to passing a temperature limit set by global leaders five years ago.
That's according to a new report from the United Nations. Over the next five years the world has almost a 1-in-4 chance of having a global temperature 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial times. That's the limit set in the Paris climate accord of 2015.
A 2018 UN report predicted the world would hit that temperature every year until 2030 at the earliest.
Additional reporting by Seth Borenstein of the Associated Press