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On Monday (28th April)

How Robust are the IPCC Reports?

Donna Laframboise, Investigative Journalist

Public Meeting Monday 28th April 7:30-9pm

City Chambers, High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1YJ
A wide area of public policy in many countries has been influenced by the reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). 

The Scottish Government in particular has sought to position itself as a leader in the international efforts to prevent dangerous climate change.

But how robust are the IPCC reports?  Do they accurately represent the latest science?   What policy implications can we draw from them?

Donna Laframboise is a Canadian journalist whose investigations of the 2007 IPCC Assessment Report (AR4) revealed that all was not as claimed.   In one example, she found that over 30% of the citations were from non peer-reviewed literature, contrary to assertions by IPCC leaders.

In 2013 the first part of the Fifth IPCC Report (AR5) was published.  Earlier this year the Working Group 2 report on climate change impacts was published and this month sees the publication of the Working Group 3 (WG3) section on mitigation.

Having just returned from the WG3 launch IPCC in Germany, Donna Laframboise will speak in Edinburgh about her research into the IPCC and its procedures.     
This is an open meeting in the City Chambers, High Street


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