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2014-04-29 23:21:39

Harvard University’s Robert N. Stavins is publicly asking if the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) government approval process is broken, in articles on his blog and in the Huffington Post, after finding that the draft Summary for Policymakers was being extensively rewritten by government representatives for their own self-serving national interests related to global warming and climate change policies. This is a continuation of a recurring criticisms about IPCC processes,...

2014-04-10 23:28:36

The independent Non-Governmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) has released a series of scientific reports that bring a more realistic perspective to the recent crisis statements on climate change say Friends of Science. Dr. Richard Tol, a dissenting voice of the recent UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) panel report is reportedly having his reputation smeared for refusing to sign and speaking out against the ‘sexed-up’ alarmist IPCC Yokahama report,...

2013-10-16 23:02:36

A panel of 50 scientists from 15 countries says the newest report on climate change from the United Nations is filled with concessions that its past predictions were too extreme and contains “at least 13 misleading or untrue statements and 11 further statements that are phrased in such a way that they mislead readers or misrepresent important aspects of the science.” Chicago,IL (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 Panel of Scientists Says UN Study Retreats, Misleads, and Misinforms A panel of 50...

2013-09-29 23:01:14

The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) today released the “Summary for Policymakers” of its fifth and latest assessment of Earth’s climate. The IPCC report comes more than a week after the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) released the more-than-1,000-page "Climate Change Reconsidered II: Physical Science" and its accompanying "Summary for Policymakers." Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 29, 2013 The United...

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2010-03-10 10:05:00

The struggling Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has given an outside science group complete control to review its rules, procedures and reports on global warming. The InterAcademy Council, a Netherlands-based organization of the science academies of 15 nations, will undertake the task of reviewing the IPCC's reports by independently choosing reviewers, a scientist close to the situation, who asked not to be named, told the Associated Press (AP). The IPCC has had several troubling...

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2007-11-10 10:20:00

If there's one document on global warming policymakers might put in their briefcase, this would be it. On Monday, scientists and government officials gather in Valencia, Spain to put together the fourth and last U.N. report on the state of global warming and what it will mean to hundreds of millions of people whose lives are being dramatically altered. Unlike the past three tomes, this one will have little new data. Instead, it will distill the previous work into a compact guide of roughly...

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2007-02-01 10:20:00

PARIS -- The most authoritative report on climate change is using the strongest wording ever on the source of global warming, saying it is "very likely" caused by humans and already is leading to killer heat waves and stronger hurricanes, delegates who have seen the report said Thursday. Dozens of scientists and bureaucrats from 113 countries are editing the new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in closed-door meetings in Paris. Their report, which must be unanimously...


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