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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Process (IPCC) provides vital, regular assessments of scientific literature. Yet greater transparency is needed, Princeton University's Michael Oppenheimer told the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology in Washington, D.C. Testifying before the Committee on Science, Space and Technology on Thursday, May 29, Oppenheimer examined the process behind the UN's IPCC Fifth Assessment Report, published earlier this year.
Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs, Michael Oppenheimer (Geosciences/Woodrow Wilsons School/STEP/PEI/AOS), Michael Mann (Director of the Earth System Science Center, Penn State), and Jeffrey Sachs (Director of the Earth Institute and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Columbia University) sit with acclaimed interviewer Charlie Rose to discuss real-time solutions on climate change repercussions.
Regarding the partial report on climate change due out on Friday, Roger Pielke, an environmental scientist at the University of Colorado in Boulder and Michael Oppenheimer, a Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School and the Department of Geosciences, both suggest that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) might better spend its time doing more targeted reports, that take on specific defined issues, and release them more often.