Cliamte change panel wait on verdict

| 30/08/2010

(BBC): An international committee reviewing the "processes and procedures" of the UN’s climate science panel is set to report on Monday. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has faced mounting pressure over errors in its last major assessment of climate science in 2007.The review was overseen by the Inter-Academy Council, which brings together bodies such as the UK’s Royal Society.  The findings are to be unveiled at a news conference in New York. The IPCC has admitted it made a mistake in its 2007 climate assessment in asserting that Himalayan glaciers could disappear by 2035. But officials at the UN organisation said this error did not change the broad picture of man-made climate change.

In February, the IPCC suggested setting up an independent review, feeling that its 20-year-old rules and working practices perhaps needed an overhaul.
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