The scoping of IPCC AR5 will happen in July this year. In the community there have been opinions raised regarding paleo-science in the next report, e.g. whether to have paleo-science dispersed into various topical chapters, e.g. forcing, model-evaluation, sea level etc., or whether it might be best to do as in AR4 to have a separate Paleo-chapter.
There are good arguments for both options, and it is not the intent of this email to voice a specific opinion. Rather it is important to let the scoping process be aware of all the relevant new paleo-science which whould be assessed in AR5, thereby leading to the need for a strong presence of paleoclimate scientists in the LA-team of AR5, particularly in WG1, but also in WG2.
In order to make the case that paleo-science continues to be highly relevant for IPCC, Peck and I have agreed to be the editors of a Slide- series...
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