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No need to over-egg the climate debate

The latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change remains prone to exaggeration, writes Richard Tol.

6th April, 2014

The four horsemen of the apocalypse have been spotted again. Famine, pestilence, war, death. All can be found in the headlines on the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

The report itself is, of course, less dramatic. But it exaggerates here and there, particularly in the Summary for Policy Makers'.

The report states that crop yields will fall because of climate change - but it...

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