Will reforms increase confidence in UN climate body?
A review has concluded that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) needs fundamental reforms to the way it is managed. What difference would this make?
The IPCC has faced mounting pressure over errors in its last major assessment of climate science in 2007.
The body admitted it made a mistake in asserting that Himalayan glaciers could disappear by 2035. The panel said this error had not changed the broad picture of climate change.
Speaking in New York, Harold Shapiro, who chaired the review, conceded that the controversy over errors in climate assessment had dented the credibility of the process.
The review recommends the IPCC appoint an executive director to handle day-to-day operations, and create an executive committee which could include people from outside the body.
Do you think mistakes made by the IPCC have hit the credibility of climate change science? Would changes to the panel make a difference? What are your thoughts on man-made climate change?
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