Extra eyes on climate change

A committee will help babysit the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, following the IPCC’s gaffes that helped fuel public doubt over climate change’s existence. One such mistake included the erroneous prediction that Himalayan glaciers would disappear by 2035. Now, the InterAcademy Council has formed a 12-member committee comprised of leading international scientists, who will review how the IPCC ensures the quality of data that goes into its reports. It will also recommend how mistakes could be corrected once released. Former Princeton University president Harold T. Shapiro was named earlier this week to head the committee.