A UK academic has refused to put his name to the apocalyptic UN climate change survey that he claims is exaggerating the effects of climate change.
A climate scientist has accused the United Nations of being too alarmist over global warming and demanded his name be removed from a crucial new report.
Professor Richard Tol, an economist at the University of Sussex, said fellow UN academics were exaggerating climate change and comparing it to the apocalypse.
His comments are a blow to the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which on Monday will publish its first update in seven years on the impacts of climate change.
Previous IPCC reports on climate impact have been plagued by errors that damaged the bodys credibility.