Science Media Centre » Blog Archive » Climate scientist on recommended IPCC overhaul


Last month in New York, an independent report was released which recommended a major overhaul of procedures and management of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

IPCC-reviewThe report, undertaken by a 12 person team from the InterAcademy Council which represents the world’s major science academies, outlines some sweeping changes, such as the installation of an executive committee for the panel to give it stronger leadership, a “rigorous conflict of interest policy” for that leadership and more rigorous review processes to deal with “grey literature” – material from non peer-reviewed sources.

The report can be downloaded here. Videos of the press conferences held to launch the IAC report are available here.

“The key points in this report are that governments should now reform the IPCC management structure and that assessment of the science does need to meet very high standards because climate change has major implications.”

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Given the recent incidents I think this is a report to be taken serious.

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  1. From Vanity Fair and theres a video to see too: Climate change talks are winding down in Copenhagen and President Obama has taken the stage. But he’s not the only international star making an appearance. Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, an outspoken and wonky environmentalist, decided at the last minute that he wanted to check in on the talks. link: http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2009/12/thom-yorke-surprises-climate-change-conference.html

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