As I stated with the FODs, I believe these documents are of important public and journalistic interest, and publishing them is protected by the U.S. First Amendment. The IPCC's "Principles Governing IPCC Work" says
"2. The role of the IPCC is to assess on a comprehensive, objective, open and transparent basis the scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant to understanding the scientific basis of risk of human-induced climate change, its potential impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation."Just to be clear, I certainly do not agree with the leaker, Alec Rawls, about any notions of "green suicide." On the contrary, I think manmade climate change is one of the greatest problems humanity faces, which is why I think scientific openness is so important.