• Clive Crook: Reforming The IPCC

    • Date: 01/09/10

    The report of the InterAcademy Council on the IPCC is a real step forward. The council, representing academies of science and equivalent bodies all over the world, assembled a review committee on the IPCC at the request of the UN and the IPCC itself. Its team was chaired by Princeton’s Harold Shapiro. How refreshing that it […]

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  • Peter Foster: IPCC Reform May Be Impossible

    • Date: 01/09/10

    Nobody doubts that climate change is happening. Nor might one doubt some marginal effect from increased levels of CO2 due to industrial society. The phrase, “curate’s egg” derives from an 1895 cartoon in the satirical British magazine Punch. A humble curate is having breakfast at the table of a bishop. The bishop suggests that the […]

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  • Financial Times Calls For Change Of IPCC Leadership

    • Date: 31/08/10

    Over the course of this year, six reviews have examined various aspects of climate research – most recently Monday’s report on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change by the world’s scientific academies. While none has challenged the fundamental view that man-made global warming must be tackled by cutting emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse […]

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  • UN Inquiry Puts Pressure On IPCC Chief To Step Down

    • Date: 30/08/10

    The chairman of the United Nations climate change body today came under renewed pressure to step down following the outcome of an inquiry into the working practices of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The review, conducted by a committee of representatives from the world’s leading scientific bodies, recommends that the current term of the […]

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  • IPCC To Be Warned Over Dodgy Use Of Scientific Data

    • Date: 29/08/10

    The United Nation’s climate change organisation faces a warning over how it uses scientific facts in its influential reports, following the discovery of a series of embarrassing errors in its work. A review of the practices of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been conducted in response to intense criticism of the body, […]

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  • UN Hopes IPCC Review Eases Climate Scepticism

    • Date: 29/08/10

    A review due on Monday can help restore public faith in the United Nations panel of climate scientists and its finding that global warming is man made despite errors in a 2007 report, the UN’s environment chief said. Achim Steiner also said extreme weather in 2010, such as floods in Pakistan or Russia’s heatwave, were […]

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  • As Expected: Pachauri Likely To Get Away With Mild Rap

    • Date: 28/08/10

    Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change chief Rajendra Pachauri’s fate will be known Monday with the release of the findings of an investigation into charges that the panel grossly inflated the impact of global warming. UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon had in March asked Inter Academy Council (IAC), a body of top scientists and engineers from around […]

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  • Ross McKitrick: Fix The IPCC Process

    • Date: 28/08/10

    After the Climategate emails scandal of last winter, and discoveries of some embarrassing errors in the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), its chairman, Rajendra Pachauri, asked the Inter-Academy Council (IAC) to review IPCC procedures. The IAC is a little-known branch of the Inter-Academy Panel, itself a little-known committee that connects national […]

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