Dare I say it, but at last a common sense report on climate change.
And before you get excited, let me stress that the report recognises that it is taking place and that mankind is a major contributor but it also concludes that were it not for all those pesky carbon emissions we might well be in the middle of another period of glaciation.
Some of you may be surprised that "geologically" speaking we are in the middle of a glacial epoch, one of which, of many phases of this epoch, only finished about 15 K years ago.
This glacial epoch is likely to continue with the current distribution of the tectonic plates which on some projections is going to last many millions of ye ars.
One of the primary drivers of these repeated glaciation events, is the relative position of the earth to the sun and right "now" we are receiving less "heat" than normal and that should trigger another glaciation advance.
Fortunately the extra CO2 and etc in the atmosphere and the consequent extra hearing is preventing that taking place.
Yes, I know we are having floods, sea levels are rising but I sort of know how to manage those. I have no idea what to do about an ice sheet 1 to 5 km or plus thick over London.
And by way of joining all the dots, at the last glacial maximum, northern Europe was uninhabitable and our ancestors retreated to several areas, one of which is the "Basque" area of France, the other the "Danube" basin.
So talk about an immigration crisis if all the rest of (our part) Europe decided to take up residence in the Gironde! :)