Benny Peiser sent around a circular yesterday to his CCNet list about a potentially interesting project:
CALL FOR PAPERS: THE IPCC: STRUCTURE, PROCESS AND POLITICS
During the last decade, climate experts and government officials from more than 100 countries have unanimously agreed the key findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The IPCC’s analysis, its review of scientific literature and its predictions were carefully scrutinised by governments and generally accepted. The unanimous political support the IPCC has obtained from the international community represents a comprehensive consensus on the science and economics of climate change.
Despite this globally sanctioned agreement, there have been serious reservations about the way the IPCC works and how it produces its conclusions. Two years ago, the Economic Affairs Committee of Britain’s House of Lords concluded that there are concerns about the objectivity of the IPCC process, and the influence of political considerations in its findings. I am pleased to announce the planned publication of a special issue of Energy & Environment that will specifically address questions surrounding the structure, process and politics of the IPCC. This announcement solicits articles for consideration for this special issue.Papers are invited on all subjects related to the IPCC, its working and the way it produces its reports. Interested authors should send a brief but informative abstract of one or two pages as an e-mail attachment to me at firstname.lastname@example.org (as I will serve as the E&E’s guest editor for this special issue)
Authors’ instructions can be found at: