The UN-requested review of the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is to be
headed by Harold T. Shapiro, former president of Princeton.

Shapiro, along with 11 others, will analyse “IPCC policies and the procedures by which it prepares its assessments of climate change”, in the wake of the so-called ‘climate-gate’ incident where leaked emails from a British researcher were construed to cast doubt on the science of global warming by some.

“We approach this review with an open mind,” Shapiro said in a statement. “I’m confident we have the experts on this committee necessary to supply the UN with a stronger process for providing policymakers the best assessment of climate change possible.” [Nature]