The New Straits Times reports:
Jean Jouzel, a French scientist who is vice-chairman of the group that issued Friday’s report, said that though the technical text was authored by scientists, “it is the adoption of the summary which gives the IPCC its success, and enables it (the summary) to be used by governments”.
But some critics say these mega-reviews spanning thousands of pages belong to the past.
The process was slow at a time when both climate change and the science used to evaluate it are leaping ahead, they said.
And the need for consensus makes these comprehensive judgements worryingly conservative.