With a week until the UN's climate body releases its new report
on how and why the climate is changing, the media are limbering up
in anticipation. Here's a quick look at who saying what.
Although the full report from the Intergovernmental Panel on
Climate Change (IPCC) is not yet
in the public domain, the draft version of a draft guide for
journalists a few weeks ago.
Scientists and policymakers are discussing the wording of the
summary in Stockholm this week, and a final version is due for
release on Friday morning.
The report looks set to increase the certainty with which
scientists can point to human influence on climate change - and
this forms the backbone of some of the coverage.
A two-page spread in yesterday's
Observer carries the headline 'IPCC issues stark warning
over global warming'. The piece lays out what appears to be the top
finding from the new report: scientists are surer now than ever
human activity is the biggest source of warming since the
With the help of a handy 30-second explainer on the IPCC,
the BBC reports
"Scientists will underline, with greater
certainty than ever, the role of human activities in rising
While a lot of the discussions about the new report are likely
to concentrate on temperatures at earth's surface, the evidence for
warming is stacking up in other areas too. Ice sheets are
dwindling, the oceans are warming and sea levels are rising,
"[D]raft pages show that in addition to
temperature rises, changes are being observed throughout the