Head of technical review for IPCC: we need an alternative to the IPCC

Climate science credibility requires the creation of a alternative scientific body outside of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Dr. William Sprigg, research professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Arizona and head of the International Technical Review Panel for IPCC’s first report, told the Thirteenth Annual Energy and Environment Expo in Phoenix, Arizona.

The alternative science panel should be funded and administered by non-government, private entities, Sprigg emphasized.

“To improve credibility, we need one more group to study the issue carefully,” said Sprigg. “This group should not be funded by the government, but should be funded by the private sector. We must allow alterative views into the system and show that we are doing so.”

Sprigg observed that IPCC reports have not undergone any internal technical review since he headed the International Technical Review Panel for IPCC’s first report in 1990. Technical review, Sprigg said, should be resumed to enhance accuracy and credibility.  …

Sprigg’s observations are particularly noteworthy because he held such important role with IPCC and he is not one of the so-called “skeptics” that have strongly challenged IPCC and its claims that humans are creating a global warming crisis.  …

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) should undertake substantial reforms and revisions, Sprigg answered. “There will be some reforms,” said Sprigg. “There will be changes in the peer-review process. There are calls for Pachauri to resign. Since the IPCC’s first report, there has been no technical review. There are other reforms that need to be done as well. We need to take into consideration the perceptions of IPCC. We tend to get some hubris some times.””  “Former IPCC Leader Says Alternative Group Needed

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