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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 11: António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, speaks during the Global Climate Action High-level event: Racing For A Better World on November 11, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. Day twelve of the 2021 COP26 climate summit in Glasgow will focus on advancing action in the places we live, from communities to cities and regions. This is the 26th "Conference of the Parties" and represents a gathering of all the countries signed on to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Paris Climate Agreement. The aim of this year's conference is to commit countries to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

(AP) – A new report says there’s nearly a 50-50 chance that world will hit a key warming threshold in the next five years. Monday’s World Meteorological Organization forecast says there’s a 48% chance that globe will temporarily hit 1.5 degrees Celsius warmer than pre-industrial times by the end of 2026. The 2015 Paris climate agreement set a goal of not exceeding that temperature level on a long-term average and climate scientists have detailed a host of dangers that worsen after that level of warming. The forecast also gives a 93% chance that sometime in the next five years, Earth will set a new record for the hottest year.