15 May '11, 8pm

UN Climate Change Panel to Adopt New Procedures, Quality Guidelines

UN Climate Change Panel to Adopt New Procedures, Quality Guidelines

Members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) meeting this past week in Abu Dhabi for their annual conference have announced adoption of new procedures to address questions of conflicts of interest, data analysis errors and other policy procedures. The member report comes in the wake of the 2009 “data scandal” at the UK-based University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit*, and more recently, in response to recommendations submitted by the InterAcademy Council, an international group of representatives from top science academies. However, a press release from the May 10 session by Chairman Rajendra Pachauri, also notes: “The Committee could not address every issue of importance to the IPCC assessment process. ” The report gives the IPCC a mostly good grading, but noted the need of certain reforms in its management and in the way it deals with complex c...

Full article: http://planetsave.com/2011/05/15/un-climate-change-panel-...

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