TheBBC reports that:
Global climate change is "very likely" to have a human cause, an influential group of scientists has concluded...The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said temperatures were probably going to increase by 1.8-4C (3.2-7.2F) by the end of the century. It also projected that sea levels were most likely to rise by 28-43cm, and global warming was likely to influence the intensity of tropical storms....
Achim Steiner, executive director of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), said the findings marked a historical landmark in the debate about whether humans were affecting the state of the atmosphere.
"It is an unequivocal series of evidence [showing that] fossil fuel burning and land use change are affecting the climate on our planet."
In a series of reports from the conference in Paris today, BBC reporters have emphasised that this report is extremely thorough and conservative, having been prepared over several years by hundreds of scientists from scores of countries. It has described this report as putting beyond all reasonable doubt the statement that global warming is caused by man's activity.
And yet, over at Iain Dale's Diary, on the same day as this significant report is published, he is carping on about the government sending a copy of Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth (incidentally a film much loved by Conservative councils, several of whom have organised special showings of it - e.g. at Newbury and Winchester) to all secondary schools.
Iain Dale describes An Inconvenient Truth as a "Propaganda film" and says that the government is seeking to "indoctrinate children" with it.