Sunday, February 28, 2010

U.N.'s IPCC to Create 'Independent' Review Panel

Really? Why didn't they just do this (and this) to begin with, before all the scandals were revealed BY SKEPTICS?

The world's leading authority on climate change announced Saturday it is appointing an independent committee to investigate whether it needs to change its procedures to ensure it practices rigorous science.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, beset in recent months by a string of allegations of factual mistakes and improper scientific behavior in the preparation of its high-profile reports, said it will share details of how the independent review will work in early March.

A story in The Wall Street Journal on Friday detailed the IPCC's current effort to resuscitate its reputation and a longstanding tension within the organization between the desire by policy makers for clear, usable conclusions about climate science and the massive complexities of that science, many aspects of which scientists continue to debate.

[From Climate Panel to Appoint Committee to Review Its Procedures -]