Better late than never

Leaders should therefore commission an independent review of the IPCC’s integrity, auditing the executions of its mandate to provide a comprehensive, objective, open and transparent assessment of the scientific basis of the risk of human-induced climate change.

This review should not be of the state of climate science – where the IPCC has, and should retain, primacy – but rather of the quality of the IPCC’s procedures and the integrity of the research methods on which its findings rely.

– David and I in Hitting Reboot (published December 22, 2009)

The UN is to commission an independent group of top scientists to review its climate change panel, which has been under fire since it admitted a mistake over melting Himalayan glaciers.

The experts will look at the way the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) operates and will recommend where they think changes are needed. The panel will be part of a broader review of the IPCC, full details of which will be announced by the UN next week.

– The Guardian (published March 1, 2010)