British officials were last night accused of political interference in a crucial report on international climate change.
The economic impact of global warming was ramped up in the final draft by the UNs Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Shortly before authors wrote the final version, a British Government official passed scientists a note complaining about an earlier, more moderate draft.
The official, from (Shit)Ed Daveys Department for Energy and Climate Change, said the economic section of the report was at best an under-estimate and at worst completely meaningless. The final document, published today in Japan, increases the predicted economic impact of global warming.