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Web Date: August 30, 2010

Science Academies Recommend Changes For Climate Panel

Climate Change: Review focuses on panel's procedures, calls for regular leadership changes
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: climate change, IPCC

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) needs changes at the top, concludes a review released on Aug. 30 by a coalition of national scientific academies.

The chairmen of IPCC and of the panel's working groups should only serve in these roles for a single scientific assessment, says the review by the InterAcademy Council (IAC), the coalition of science academies.

IPCC's assessments take years to compile. Since it was founded in 1988, the . . .

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