Yes, you read correctly in its new Special Report on Extremes (SREX), published on the 29th March 2012, it says:
"There is medium evidence and high agreement that long-term trends in normalized losses have not been attributed to natural or anthropogenic climate change,"
Roger Pielke Jr, a professor at the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research at the University of Colorado Boulder, and a blogger who aligns himself with the "debate is over" camp, welcomed the IPCC report.
"Anytime that you read claims that invoke disasters loss trends as an indication of human-caused climate change… you can simply call 'bullshit' and point to the IPCC SREX report," said Prof Pielke. He adds: "Kudos to the IPCC - they have gotten the issue just about right, where 'right' means that the report accurately reflects the academic literature on this topic."
Now that, ladies and gentleman, is a real change in the winds as concerns how the IPCC reports the science. Hopefully this is the first step on a long road to being accountable and truly representative of the facts.