GAO Report-Better oversight needed

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    As if we didn't know this. The GAO has determined that in light of the fundamental errors committed by the IPCC their funding needs to be more closely watched.

    "The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a United Nations (UN) body that assesses scientific and other aspects of climate change. Interest in IPCC's activities increased after the theft of e-mails among IPCC scientists was made public, and with the discovery of several errors in its 2007 set of reports. In 2010, the InterAcademy Council (IAC), a body representing the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and its international counterparts, recommended IPCC enhance its management and quality assurance processes. IPCC is funded by the UN and member nations, including the United States through the Department of State. In addition, the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), on behalf of itself and the 12 other federal agencies that participate in the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), supports IPCC activities."



    U.S. GAO - International Climate Change Assessments: Federal Agencies Should Improve Reporting and Oversight of U.S. Funding
     
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    it was easy to ignore IPCC shortcomings when almost everyone was singing their praises. now that so many embarrassing problems are coming out, so are the knives.

    too bad it took so long because the IPCC hasnt learned much over the last few years when it comes to running their program correctly.
     
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    It's become pretty clear that they have no interest in running a proper program.
     

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