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UN To Create Independent Panel To Review IPCC

February 27th, 2010 02:18 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

Hugh Pickens writes “The NY Times reports that an independent board of scientists will be appointed to review the workings of the world’s top climate science panel, which has faced recriminations over inaccuracies in a 2007 report that included a prediction that Himalayan glaciers would vanish by 2035, although there is no scientific consensus to that effect. That brief citation — drawn from a magazine interview with a glaciologist who says he was misquoted — and sporadic criticism of the panel’s leader have fueled skepticism in some quarters about the science underlying climate change. Nick Nuttall, a spokesman for the United Nations Environment Program, said the review body would be made up of ‘senior scientific figures’ who could perhaps produce a report by late summer for consideration at a meeting of the climate panel in October in South Korea. ‘I think we are bringing some level of closure to this issue,’ says Nuttall. One area to be examined is whether the panel should incorporate so-called gray literature, a term to describe nonpeer-reviewed science, in its reports. Many scientists say that such material, ranging from reports by government agencies to respected research not published in scientific journals, is crucial to seeking a complete picture of the state of climate science.”

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