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InterAcademy Council to Review the IPCC Procedures


[last update: 2010/03/11]



InterAcademy Council Requested to Conduct “Independent” Review


The InterAcademy Council (IAC), a multinational organization of the world's science academies, has been requested to conduct an independent review of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) processes and procedures. The study comes at the invitation of the United Nations secretary-general and the chair of the IPCC, and will help guide the processes and procedures of the IPCC's fifth report and future assessments of climate science.



The IAC report “Inventing a better future” states: “the world is today dominated by a market-oriented economy … it is clear that the starkest problem facing the world and the international scientific community is the large and growing gap between the industrialized nations and the less-developed countries.



The IAC news release also states: “Lord Martin Rees, IAC board member and president of the Royal Society, said, "Climate science is inherently complex, integrating many different disciplines and kinds of data.  The IPCC's role in assessing and expounding the latest scientific findings is getting ever more important.


Rees stated in the past: “Collective human actions are transforming, even ravaging, the biosphere - perhaps irreversibly - through global warming” []


An independent review?




Lighting the way - Toward a sustainable energy future


That’s the title from a study report published by the InterAcademy Council, October 2007



The study panel included IPCC Chair Rajendra Pachauri, and Obama’s Energy Secretary Steven Chu.



The report states:


  • Heavy reliance on fossil fuels is causing environmental degradation at the local, regional, and global levels. Climate change, in particular, poses global risks and challenges that are perhaps unprecedented in their magnitude, complexity, and difficulty.


  • In the case of climate change, the predicted consequences of continued warming include a massive reduction of water supplies in some parts of the world, especially those that rely on the steady run-off of water from glaciers; the spread of malaria, cholera, and other diseases whose vectors or pathogens are temperature- and moisture-dependent; increased devastation from extreme weather events such as floods, droughts, wildfires, typhoons, and hurricanes; permanent displacement of tens to hundreds of millions of people due to rising sea levels; and significant loss of biodiversity.” And here they refer to the IPCC report as the source of the predicted consequences.



An unbiased, “independent” organization?

An “independent” review?






An “independent” review has been requested by “the Chair of the IPCC” – that’s Pachauri, known for his conflict of interest (see: Number 1 in the IAC “Conflicts of interest” checklist is: “Does the candidate hold any position in an organization that may profit financially or otherwise from conclusions and recommendations that may emerge from the study panel?


(Chu is also a non-independent misleader: see: