IPCC summary ‘incomplete’, expert warns

A draft text of a major climate change paper lacks key information for policy makers about the risks climate change poses, according to the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.

A draft text of a major climate change paper lacks key information for policy makers about the risks climate change poses, according to the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.

A spokesman for the institute told ENDS that either the summary of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s paper represented “incredibly poor drafting by the reviewers,” or that they had “self-censored”.

Although included in its chapters, the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5C lacked information for policy makers about the key risks of limiting warming to 2C instead of 1.5C, Bob Ward, Grantham's policy and communications director said. “If you’re not talking about the biggest risks, it is not a complete assessment.”

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