Panel Seeks Expert Opinions on IPCC Process

The independent body assessing how well the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is doing its job wants to know what you think. The InterAcademy Council (IAC) committee has posted a questionnaire in advance of its next meeting, on 15 June at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. The questionnaire asks about how IPCC has gone about its business since its inception in 1988, how it has handled the range of scientific opinions on climate change, how it responds to criticism and errors, and how it deals with governments and the media. The panel hopes to use the results of the survey to inform its discussion with scientists who will be testifying at the meeting.