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Panel Faults IPCC Leadership But Praises Its Conclusions

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Science  03 Sep 2010:
Vol. 329, Issue 5996, pp. 1135
DOI: 10.1126/science.329.5996.1135

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The world's most authoritative climate science body has performed well enough so far, says a new independent review of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). But the report, from a panel convened by a coalition of national science academies, says the increased public scrutiny IPCC is facing and the growing importance of its work mean that it must do better than that.