December 17, 2012
UN IPCC Climate Report Leaked Online
Marshall & Pearce, NewScientist
A draft of a major report on climate change, due to be published next year, has been leaked online.
Climate sceptics immediately claimed it contains an admission that much of global warming is a result of the sun's variability, not greenhouse gas emissions. In fact, the report says nothing of the sort. It does, however, show that our understanding of the climate is shifting. And while some future threats now seem less likely, others loom larger.