More voices weigh in on climate science credibility

Reports in global media over the past week focused renewed attention on criticisms of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and its scientific review process.

A handful of widely-publicised errors and alleged errors in the IPCC’s latest report — most notably a claim that Himalayan glaciers could melt by 2035 — have driven several key figures to weigh in with their opinions on what should be done:

BBC: Ed Miliband (UK Climate Change Secretary) defends climate change science

The Observer: Miliband declares war on climate change sceptics

Guardian: Indian glaciologist criticised by IPCC chief joins calls for resignation

Times Online:  Science chief John Beddington calls for honesty on climate change

The Times: Research is robust but communication is weak

Admissions, allegations and responses to IPCC errors:

Telegraph: UN climate change panel based claims on student dissertation and magazine article

Sunday Times: UN climate panel shamed by bogus rainforest claim

Guardian: World’s glaciers continue to melt at historic rates

China Daily: Do three errors mean breaking point for IPCC?

Times Online: UN wrongly linked global warming to natural disasters (AP): Apology for errors in key climate change report

AFP: UN panel defends climate change evidence

IPCC’s official statement on Himalayan glaciers error

Locally, climate scientists have been drawn into the stand-off, with calls for full transparency for New Zealand climate data.  The NZ Herald has also approached climate researchers to address questions about the limits of what they know:

NZ Herald: NIWA to put temperature data on web

NZ Herald: Predicting local climate changes big challenge

UN climate panel shamed by bogus rainforest claim