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Volume 89 Issue 22 | p. 38 | Concentrates
Issue Date: May 30, 2011

Climate Panel Adopts New Policies

Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: climategate, warming, conflict

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is making changes to improve its scientific integrity. The move comes in part because of mistakes discovered in the panel’s 2007 assessment, including the incorrect statement that Himalayan glaciers would melt away by 2035. Last year, the InterAcademy Council, a coalition of national scientific academies, recommended changes to IPCC to address these and other issues (C&EN, Sept. 6, 2010, page 15). At a meeting . . .

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