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Next Year Is Forecast to Be One of the Warmest on Record

  • Met Office sees temperature 1.09C above pre-industrial levels
  • Temperatures expected to be slightly suppressed by La Nina
People use a cooling station on a hot day in Rio de Janeiro.

People use a cooling station on a hot day in Rio de Janeiro.

Photographer: Mario Tama/Getty Images
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The world will probably have one of the warmest years on record in 2022, underscoring concerns about the need to tackle climate change. 

The average global temperature is anticipated to be about 1.09 degrees Celsius (1.96 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels, the U.K’s Met Office said on Tuesday. While temperatures are expected to be slightly lower than in some years since 2015, it’ll mark the eighth consecutive year where they exceed 1 degree above the pre-industrial period.