Friday, December 14, 2012

Landmark climate change report leaked online
The IPCC said in a statement: "The IPCC regrets this unauthorized posting which interferes with the process of assessment and review. We will continue not to comment on the contents of draft reports, as they are works in progress."
Prof Piers Forster, Professor of Climate Change at the University of Leeds, said: "Although this may seem like a 'leak', the draft IPCC reports are not kept secret and the review process is open. The rationale in not disseminating the findings until the final version is complete, is to try and iron out all the errors and inconsistencies which might be inadvertently included. Personally, I would be happy if the whole IPCC process were even more open and public, and I think we as scientists need to explore how we can best match the development of measured critical arguments with those of the Twitter generation."
Worldwide reactions to the IPCC AR5 leak | Watts Up With That?
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The IPCC Leak: This is What Transparency Looks Like « NoFrakkingConsensus
The IPCC describes itself as a completely transparent organization. If that is the case, the draft chapters of its upcoming report that were leaked on the Internet yesterday should be a non-issue.

1 comment:

Beale said...

Professor Forster says the draft IPCC reports are not kept secret. Obviously, that's not true, or their release wouldn't be a problem.