Climate panel review begins

A panel of 12 distinguished scientists from five continents are to scrutinise the workings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

The review of processes and procedures at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has started. At its first hearing in mid-May the 12-member review committee heard how several layers of human error lead to the IPCC’s now infamous mistake on Himalayan glaciers. Its 2007 fourth assessment report wrongly said all could melt by 2035.

The UN and IPCC jointly asked for the review in March, partly in response to adverse publicity surrounding the error (ENDS Report 422, p 28).

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