InterAcademy Council Names IPCC Review Committee
Former Princeton University President Harold T. Shapiro will chair an InterAcademy Council (IAC) committee that has been asked by the United Nations to conduct an independent review of the procedures and processes of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Roseanne Diab of the Academy of Science of South Africa will serve as vice chair. The IAC is an organization of the world’s science academies, including the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.
From Weekly Highlights at the National Academies
“Nature is pleased to name Rajendra Pachauri, the Indian engineer and economist, and chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, as our inaugural Newsmaker of the Year.”
The IPCC shares the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore.
The IPCC has a useful website that was just re-reviewed by today’s Scout Report. Notable is their new calendar of events, and especially the series: annual climate assessment reports. ‘Scientists and policymakers will also want to look at some of their exhaustive scholarly works which include “Safeguarding the Ozone Layer” and “Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage”.’ The “Activities” area includes information on their National Greenhouse Gas Inventories Programme.