The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), intended to provide the scientific consensus on climate change, is due to publish its next report on Feb 2nd. According to the IPPC chairman, R.K. Pachauri, the new report will contain 'shocking' evidence of the link between human activity and climate change but also evidence that climate change is happening faster than previously thought.
The IPCC reports appear only every few years (this one has taken 6 years) and are the result of work by several thousand scientists the world over. The report should therefore be taken very seriously and will be commented upon in this blog in due course.
For a review of the leaked report see our previous post on this subject HERE.