To those of us paying attention to the science of global warming, this ominous announcement from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a body of the world’s foremost scientists who study the various aspects of global warming, has been coming for a long time.
It isn’t official yet — and there is no doubt that the report writers will come under intense political pressure to water down their findings when they release it, early next year — but they are saying in their draft report that scientists are no longer confident that they have a handle on how bad the worst case scenario will be.
A draft version of the next report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is published, to worldwide consternation. It reveals that scientists are no longer able to put reliable upper limits on man-made heating of the atmosphere. Global warming – driven by industrial carbon emissions – could end up being far worse than previously predicted.