17 May '11, 2pm

Climate Panel Announces Reforms

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, rocked by controversy in recent years, has adopted a series of reforms of its management and governance to increase transparency and improve the quality of its hugely influential climate change reports, the group says . Reuters Rajendra K. Pachauri, head of the international climate panel. The changes will include a stronger review process for future climate assessments and fuller inclusion of alternate scientific views and acknowledgment of scientific uncertainty and controversy. The United Nations group’s fourth climate assessment, released in 2007, was marred by flaws such as the inclusion of a claim that the Himalaya’s glaciers could completely disappear by 2035 if current rates of warming persisted. That claim, pronounced false by leading glacier researchers, was ultimately sourced to a media interview, not a peer-reviewe...

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