The Economist: UN IPCC report ‘implies that ‘climate exceptionalism’, the notion that global warming is a problem like no other, is coming to an end’
The Economist Mag.: IPCC report 'sees the climate as one problem among many'
'The final version [of IPCC report] appears to have been fought over paragraph and comma between those (such as Dr Richard Tol) who want to describe dispassionately what they think is happening and those who want to scare the world into taking action.' -- 'Behind such scares, though, lies a subtler story, in which the effects of global warming vary a lot, climate change is just one risk among many, and the damage it causes—and the possibility of reducing that damage—depend as much on other factors, such as health systems and rural development, as they do on global warming itself.'
New IPCC report 'sees the climate as one problem among many, the severity of which is often determined by its interaction with those other problems. And the right policies frequently try to lessen the burden—to adapt to change, rather than attempting to stop it. In that respect, then, this report marks the end of climate exceptionalism and the beginning of realism.'