UN science chief defends work, welcomes review
A UN-commissioned review into errors made by the climate change panel opens in Amsterdam.
Amsterdam: The head of the U.N. scientific body on climate change is defending the work of the thousands of scientists who contribute to its reports even as he welcomes a review of procedures that produced errors that undermined the panel`s public credibility.
The chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Rajecndra Pachauri, has cautioned the independent scientific committee reviewing the IPCC`s work not to undermine scientists` motivation for contributing to reports on global warming.
Pachauri told the committee`s first meeting Friday that the panel`s conclusions are valid, even in areas where mistakes were discovered, but that the panel needs to communicate better with the nonscientific world.
The review is expected to take several weeks.