Indian scientist on IPCC review panel

May 05, 2010 01:37 am | Updated November 17, 2021 05:53 am IST - NEW DELHI:

Goverdhan Mehta. File Photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

Goverdhan Mehta. File Photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

Indian scientist Goverdhan Mehta has been selected to be part of the 12-member committee to review the procedures of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

The United Nations and the IPCC itself had asked for the review in March after the climate science panel came under a global barrage of criticism for errors in its last report, including a false claim that the Himalayan glaciers would melt by 2035. The InterAcademy Council, an umbrella body of major national science academies from around the world, was asked to conduct the review.

On Monday, the Council announced the 12-member committee which will conduct the review, to be headed by Harold T. Shapiro, an economist and former president of Princeton University.

Dr. Mehta is an organic chemist at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

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