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Leaked climate change draft depicts planet in peril

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Climate change will disrupt not only the natural world but society, posing risks to the world’s economy, the food and water supply and contributing to violent conflict, an international panel of scientists says.

The warnings came in a report drafted by the United Nations-backed Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The 29-page summary, leaked and posted on a blog critical of the panel, has been distributed to governments around the world for review. It could change before it is released in March.

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