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Britain’s Secret Bid To ‘Fix’ UN Climate Report

Monday, March 31, 2014 7:43
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libertyWhen the IPCC’s fifth assessment comes out in 2013 or 2014, there will be a major revival of interest in action that has to be taken. People are going to say, ‘My God, we are going to have to take action much faster than we had planned.’ –IPCC Chairman Rajendra  Pachauri, New York 23 September 2009

British officials were last night accused of ‘political interference’ in a crucial report on international climate change. The economic impact of global warming was ramped up in the final draft by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Shortly before authors wrote the final version, a British Government official passed scientists a note complaining about an earlier, more moderate draft. The final document, published today in Japan, increases the predicted economic impact of global warming. Critics said the suggestion of political interference by the Coalition, which set out to be the ‘greenest government ever’, was alarming. –Ben Spencer, Daily Mail, 31 March 2014

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