IPCC plays safe, turns to governments: A rebuttal

Apropos your article in the Hindustan Times of February 15, 2010 of the above title, that results in a gross misrepresentation of facts.

As a lead author to the WGII Fourth Assessment Report, I can say that the procedures adopted by the IPCC have been very clear which begins with a transparent process of nomination of experts by country focal points in Ministries from each country to contribute to report writing. These have been in existence since 1990 and followed systematically from the time of the First Assessment Report.

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