Forecast: 40% chance Earth to be hotter than Paris goal soon

  • FILE - In this Friday, June 26, 2020 file photo, the sun sets behind a smokestack in the distance in Kansas City, Mo. According to a World Meteorological Organization forecast for the next five years, released on Thursday, May 27, 2021, it’ll likely be so hot that there’s a 40% chance in the next few years that the globe will push past the temperature limit set by the Paris climate agreement. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

There’s a 40% chance that the world will get so hot in the next five years that it will temporarily push past the temperature limit the Paris climate agreement is trying to prevent, meteorologists said.