“Glacier Gate” Highlights IPCC Flaws

By | October 19, 2010

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The inclusion of erroneous and inconsistent material in the section dealing with Himalayan glaciers has highlighted some serious flaws in how the IPCC creates its highly influential assessment reports. Firstly, the IPCC has a procedure for using documents that are both non-published and non-peer-reviewed but none for material published without peer review. Secondly, no members of the author team for each chapter are responsible for checking the work of other authors.