Canadian journalist Donna Laframboise. Former National Post & Toronto Star columnist, past vice president of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association. New posts: Mondays & Wednesdays.
The latest document the IPCC doesn’t want you to see.
At the end of March next year, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will release installment #2 of its latest climate assessment.
An anonymous person has sent me a copy of the final draft of the Summary for Policymakers for that section. Dated four days ago, the IPCC believes this document should remain secret.
I think the public has a right to examine it. It’s important to be able to compare what IPCC personnel have written in this draft to what the final, non-draft version will say when it’s released to much fanfare next March.
In between, there will be another multi-day meeting in which this draft document will get re-written/sanitized/torqued line-by-line by diplomats, politicians, and bureaucrats. The media and the public will be excluded from that meeting yet representatives of activist green groups will be allowed to attend as observors.
This 20-page document is 7 mb and so may take a minute or two to download:
see also: The IPCC: Looking 95% Foolish