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how IPCC reports are described

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How the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is usually described    (click quote for source)

...this leading, and celebrated, international scientific body...   2011   [backup link]  

...the most definitive outlet for information about the state of the climate...   2011   [backup link]  

The Nobel Prizewinning IPCC is recognized as the world’s leading institution for furthering our scientific understanding of how carbon pollution is contributing to the planet’s increasingly unpredictable climate.   2011   [backup link]  

The open and transparent nature of the IPCC process, the multiple stages of peer review, and the credentials of the authors, all contribute to the stature of the report.   2011   [backup link]  (pages 7-8)

...a non-partisan, scientifically based body, offers objective guidance to politicians and public alike on the likelihood of disaster in the decades and centuries to come, and what we all might need to do now to mitigate that.    2011   [backup link]  

...the greatest feat of global scientific cooperation ever seen. Its reports are approved and endorsed by every nation on the planet, making it utterly unique and authoritative.   2011   [backup link]  

...the most authoritative body on the world’s climate...   2011   [backup link]  

...a panel of the world's top climate scientists…the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change   2011   [backup link]  

Gold-standard scientific reporting...   2010   [backup link]  

...the world’s most comprehensive source of climate change information.   2010   [backup link]  

...one of the most rigorous scientific review bodies in existence.    2010   [backup link]  

The U.N.'s network of climate scientists...   2010   [backup link]  

...the IPCC remains the gold standard for independent scientific assessment on an international level.   2010   [backup link]  

The IPCC has established a reputation as a real gold standard in assessment...   2010   [backup link]  

...the most authoritative source of information about the causes and consequences of climate change...   2010   [backup link]  

...the body that draws together, peer reviews and publishes the landmark 'assessment reports' every five or so years.   2010   [backup link]  

...the world's leading source of global climate intelligence...   2010   [backup link]  

...the world's most authoritative source of information on climate science.    2010   [backup link]  

...the IPCC has drawn upon the expertise of thousands of the best scientific minds...   2010   [backup link]  

...caution rather than sensation has been the Panel's watchword throughout its existence.   2010   [backup link]  

The IPCC is a scientific body.... Thousands of scientists from all over the world contribute to the work of the IPCC on a voluntary basis. Review is an essential part of the IPCC process, to ensure an objective and complete assessment of current information.   2010   [backup link]  

The findings of the IPCC [2007 report] were being held up as a basis for action in every responsible forum across the globe.   2010   [backup link (redacted version) - complete report here]  (page 3)

Since 1998 the IPCC has released a series of comprehensive assessment reports that have informed global debate and shaped understandings around the seriousness of the climate change situation...   2010     (page 6)

...the world's preeminent organization of climate scientists...   2009   [backup link]  

...phenomenally successful...   2009     (page 125)

...one of the most ambitious scientific undertakings in history...   2009   [backup link]  (original source)

The IPCC has become the gold standard for comprehensive synthesis of the state of climate science...   2009   [backup link]  

The IPCC is a totally transparent organization. It has experts drawn from every corner of the globe. Whatever we do is available for scrutiny at every stage. The drafts that we write are peer-reviewed...   2009   [backup link]  

The IPCC has a remarkable history of accomplishments...   2008   [backup link]  

...a track record of success...   2008   [backup link]  

The IPCC is the United Nations body whose task is to report to governments every five years or so on the state of science on climate change, its environmental impacts and what can be done to mitigate it.   2008   [backup link]  

...the Panel has reason to feel very proud of its record.   2008   [backup link]  

...thousands of scientists have selflessly come together to periodically sift, to weigh and to validate the scientific evidence on the links between rising greenhouse gas emissions and their impact on the global climate.   2008   [backup link]  

...its place in the history books is clear in terms of climate science.   2008   [backup link]  

The Panel comprises several thousand climate scientists and other experts from around the world...The IPCC produces climate change assessments and technical papers that are regularly cited in legislation, judicial decisions, and other studies.   2008     (page 3)

The most important conclusions about global climatic disruption…are based on an immense edifice of painstaking studies published in the world’s leading peer-reviewed scientific journals. They have been vetted and documented in excruciating detail by the largest, longest, costliest, most international, most interdisciplinary, and most thorough formal review of a scientific topic ever conducted.   2008   attributed to John Holdren, see here   (page 125)

The IPCC...is the world's most authoritative voice on the scientific and technical knowledge regarding climate change. The IPCC engages thousands of the world's best experts from universities, national and international governmental organisations...   2008   [backup link]  

The IPCC is an organization that brings together the best experts from all over the world...   2008   [backup link]  

The IPCC's role is to provide the decision-makers and others interested in climate change with an objective source of information...   2008   [backup link]  

...the influential world body of scientists, which has defined the extent of global warming and the perils it poses to our planet.   2007   [backup link]  

...established by the World Meteorological Organisation and the United Nations Environment Programme, to investigate global warming and its consequences for Earth.   2007   [backup link]  

Behind Al Gore's cry declaring global warming a "planetary emergency" lies the quiet scientific consensus created by a U.N. panel of more than 2,000 scientists from 130 countries.   2007   [backup link]  

...the pre-eminent authority on climate change.   2007   [backup link]  

The panel, created by the United Nations in 1988, releases its assessments every five or six years...   2007   [backup link]  

The IPCC produces key scientific material...   2007   [backup link]  

The most comprehensive and conclusive scientific assessment of the evidence has come from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), an international body of scientists charged with summarizing evidence from the scientific community and reporting to the United Nations.   2007     (pages 10-11)

...how sure can we be that climate change is a genuine threat? The most reliable source is the IPCC’s 2007 report...   2007     (page 3)

...2,500 scientific experts take part in the hearings...   2007   [backup link]  

...outstanding scientific work!   2007   [backup link]  

There was for a long time great doubt about whether global warming was man-made. Thanks to the IPCC there is very little such doubt today.   2007   [backup link]  

The IPCC is the leading body for the assessment of climate change...   2007   [backup link]  

...more than 2,000 of the world's top scientists reviewed and synthesized all of the scientific knowledge about global warming.    2007   [backup link]  

...the world's top climate experts...   2007   [backup link]  

More than 2,000 scientists from 154 countries participated in the IPCC process...   2007   [backup link]  

...the IPCC — which shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore this year — has shown us the way.    2007   [backup link]  

The IPCC relies on world-class scientists...   2007   [backup link]  [undated document, entire 28-page PDF here]

...the 2500 of the world's brightest scientists that make up the IPCC.   2007   [backup link]  

The world’s leading scientists...   2007   [backup link]  

...an inherently conservative body of 2500 scientists from every country in the world...   2007   [backup link]  (page 5)

...the world’s leading climate scientists...   2007   [backup link]  

...the United Nations forum for established scientific opinion...   2007   [backup link]  (page 15)

The IPCC is a collection of some 3,000 scientists from around the world who crank out authoritative reports detailing climate impacts and climate predictions for world leaders.   2007   [backup link]  

[The IPCC's] Its goal is to produce policy-neutral reports that inform policymakers about the best thinking of the scientific community.    2007   [backup link]  

...the climate-change icon...the definitive authority on climate change...the foremost authority on climate change...   2007   [backup link]  

In its 20-year history, the IPCC has evolved from a little-known scientific enterprise to a very public forum. Perhaps no other international body before it has been charged with such a daunting task...   2007   [backup link]  

...most scientists have been awed by the IPCC's deliberate work, for which it was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize this year.   2007   [backup link]  

...commissions assessments of global climate change by hundreds of scientists who are experts in the field.   2007   [backup link]  

...represents the consensus on climate science...   2006   [backup link]  

...the world's foremost authority on the effects of global warming...   2006   [backup link]  

Made up of hundreds of international climate experts, the IPCC is arguably the largest peer-review system around the world.   2006   [backup link]  

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the primary body responsible for international scientific assessments of climate change.   2006   [backup link]  

The IPCC is a hugely influential organisation. It solely provides the crucial assessments of manmade climate change that inform the decisions of international policymakers on global warming.    2006   [backup link]  

If the IPCC says something, you had better believe it - and then allow for the likelihood that things are far worse than it says they are.   2005     (page 246)

...the UN's top scientific authority on climate change...   2005   [backup link]  

...the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the United Nations-sanctioned body regarded as the world authority on climate change.    2003   [backup link]  

...the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a scientific panel organized by the United Nations...   2002     (page 38, numbered as p. 37)

The panel's more than 2,000 scientists...   2002   [backup link]  

...consists of the world's leading climate researchers...   2000   [backup link]  

...the IPCC is made up of 2,500 scientists from around the world, and it is their methodical and detailed analysis of global warming that dominates the climate debate.   1999     (page 235)

...the real action on global warming is being driven by a little-known body called the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Control (IPCC), established 10 years ago and involving more than 2,000 international scientists. The Kyoto meeting is only occurring because IPCC scientists have reached a surprising consensus that global warming is a major potential problem.    1997   [backup link]  

...the world's leading source of information on climate change. It was developed to ensure that an unbiased, thorough scientific review was conducted, and its conclusions reflect the consensus views of over 2,500 scientists from 100 countries.   1997   [backup link]  

...in 1988 an international panel of peer-reviewed scientists (the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change or IPCC) was commissioned...to gather and assess scientific understanding of climate change and to formulate response strategies. The IPCC is now regarded as an objective source on the science of climate change.    1997   [backup link]  

...made up of 2,500 climatologists and scientists...   1996   [backup link]  

The world's top scientists...   1995   [backup link]  

The consensus of 2,000 top meteorologists and other experts...   1995   [backup link]  



How IPCC reports are usually described   (click quote for source)

The comprehensive [2007 report] authoritatively evaluates climate change science published in the peer-reviewed technical research literature...   2011   [backup link]  (page 3)

[The 2007 report] remains definitive.   2011   [backup link]  (page 31)

Excellent, properly done science, in great quantities is constantly cited by those concerned about climate change. Its conclusions (fully documented at source) can be found collected in one document, the IPCC (International Panel on Climate Change) report. This collates literally thousands of reputable, reliable scientific studies from around the world in dozens of relevant disciplines. Without question, it's a document that overwhelmingly represents our best impartial, objective scientific research on the topic.   2011   [backup link]  

The IPCC's reports are highly regarded for their neutrality and caution, and they exert a big influence over government policies, corporate strategies and even individual decision-making.    2011   [backup link]  

...the most comprehensive and authoritative assessments of climate science available.   2010   [backup link]  

There is no more definitive source of information about climate change.   2010   [backup link]  

The IPCC 4th Assessment Report is nearly 3,000 pages long and was published three years ago. It has been referred to regularly by governments and others in explaining the need to act on climate change.   2010   [backup link]  

It is probably the single most exhaustively reviewed scientific document ever produced. It has been intensely scrutinised and few errors found.   2010   [backup link]  

Its 2007 report represents the best possible risk assessment available...   2010   [backup link]  

...involved over 500 expert lead authors...and more than 2000 reviewers...   2010   [backup link]  (page 4)

...make no mistake about how central the IPCC is to the global warming debate. The IPCC’s reports are why...governments around the world are calling for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions...   2009   [backup link]  (original source)

...the collective effort of almost four thousand of the world’s best specialists...   2009   [backup link]  

The landmark 2007 report...   2009   [backup link]  

...the most comprehensive, updated assessment of the science related to climate change in all its dimensions   2009   [backup link]  

This is the conclusion of 4,000 scientists...   2009   [backup link]  

...mobilize the best scientific expertise from around the world...   2009   [backup link]  

Our IPCC reports are used by the regulators around the world when they set their environmental policies.   2008   [backup link]  

...the advice of the world’s best scientists...   2008   [backup link]  

This is the key document on climate change, and from now on you can forget any others you may have read or seen or heard about. This is the one that matters.   2007   [backup link]  

The report...has about 750 contributors, refers to more than 6,000 published scientific papers and reflects significant advancement in our understanding...    2007   [backup link]  

It is chapter and verse, it is Holy Writ: you may not agree with it, but this (backed up by the full reports) is what the world scientific community thinks. Its opening words are magisterial – almost Biblical – in tone. "Warming of the climate system," it pronounces, "is unequivocal".    2007   [backup link]  

The IPCC’s report was based on 29,000 observations taken around the world and published in more than 500 peer-reviewed scientific papers.    2007   [backup link]  

It's a scientific document.    2007   [backup link]  

An authoritative global scientific report...   2007   [backup link]  

...a long-awaited, authoritative report on climate change...   2007   [backup link]  

Authoritative IPCC report...   2007   [backup link]  

...how sure can we be that climate change is a genuine threat? The most reliable source is the IPCC’s 2007 report...    2007     (page 3)

A United Nations report issued today by the world's top climate scientists...   2007   [backup link]  

The IPCC reports are the gold standard in climate science, documents in which the nuance of every word is struggled over and the research of thousands of scientists is compiled together.   2007   [backup link]  

The gold-standard Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report...   2007   [backup link]  

...by far the most comprehensive and authoritative statement that we have about climate change...   2007   [backup link]  

...internationally recognized as the premier source about climate change...   2007   [backup link]  [undated document, entire 28-page PDF here]

These are not findings made by one or two scientists...They are findings resulting from the meticulous research, and rigorous peer assessment, of hundreds of scientists around the globe...These are warnings no serious policy maker can dismiss or gloss over.   2007   [backup link]  

Drawn up by more than 2,500 of the world's top scientists   2007   [backup link]  

the most essential reading for every person on the planet who cares about the future...   2007   [backup link]  

...comprehensive and authoritative...   2007   [backup link]  

These reports have tremendous impact on the debate, owing to the credibility of the IPCC process.   2007   [backup link]  

The IPCC reports are widely regarded as the authoritative statements of scientific knowledge about climate change, and as such they carry enormous weight in both the scientific and policy communities.   2007   [backup link]  

...IPCC reports are accepted worldwide as the best summaries of what the scientific community knows about climate change and how confidently we know it.   2007   [backup link]  

This IPCC report is perhaps the most thoroughly vetted document in the history of science. For this reason, its assessments are widely regarded as the most authoritative summaries of what we know about global warming.    2007   [backup link]  

In the end, the 2001 IPCC report is perhaps the most thoroughly vetted document in the history of science. In view of this, the IPCC assessments are widely regarded as the authoritative statements of scientific knowledge on climate change.    2006   [backup link]  

...reporters, policymakers, and the general public should go the IPCC reports to get the "straight dope" on climate change.    2006   [backup link]  

...offers the best summary of the latest scientific thinking. This group consisted of experts from around the world...   2005   [backup link]  

Tedious but unassailably sound and comprehensive...This is advice unbiased by individuals or special interests and the best we can get.    2002   [backup link]  

These IPCC publications have become standard works of reference, widely used by policymakers, scientists and other experts.   2000   [backup link]  

...the most authoritative report ever produced on the subject [of climate change]. It was composed by 78 "lead" authors, among them the world's foremost climate scientists, with input from 400 more. Another 500 scientists and policy experts scrutinized the early drafts.   1999     (pages 235-236)

The reports of the IPCC undergo an extensive review process...   1997   [backup link]  

...it is hard to deny that our best scientific judgments about climate change are expressed in the IPCC reports.   1997   [attributed to Dale Jamieson in this paper]  (page 5 of the book, searchable at Amazon)

The panel's report, prepared by a group of 300 scientists from more than two dozen countries...   1991   [backup link]  



The peer-reviewed literature claim  (click quote for source)

The comprehensive [2007 report] authoritatively evaluates climate change science published in the peer-reviewed technical research literature...   2011   [backup link]  (page 3)

...contains about 18,000 citations, the vast majority of which were published in peer-reviewed scientific journals.    2010   [backup link]  

...[the 2007 report] cited approximately 18,000 peer-reviewed publications.   2010   [backup link]  

A core principle of the IPCC is that only peer-reviewed literature is cited...   2010   [backup link]  

The IPCC...bases its assessments on published and peer-reviewed scientific and technical literature.   2010   [backup link]  

...they evaluate thousands of pieces of peer-reviewed research from around the globe.   2009   [backup link]  (original source)

When asked if the discussion paper could be taken into consideration...[Chairman Pachauri] said, "IPCC studies only peer-review science. Let someone publish the data in a decent credible publication...otherwise we can just throw it into the dustbin."   2009   [backup link]  

The IPCC bases its work on papers that have been published in the peer-reviewed scientific literature.   2009   [backup link]  

The IPCC...bases its assessments on published and peer-reviewed scientific and technical literature.   2009   [backup link]  

Without a strong, peer reviewed science base...the case for action on climate change would not be as unequivocal as it is today.   2008   [backup link]  

Given that it is all on the basis of peer-reviewed literature. I'm not sure there is any better process that anyone could have followed.   2008   [backup link]  

The IPCC assessments are based on peer-reviewed scientific and technical literature...   2008   [backup link]   (page 14)

The most important conclusions about global climatic disruption…are based on an immense edifice of painstaking studies published in the world’s leading peer-reviewed scientific journals.   2008   attributed to John Holdren, see here   (page 125)

...we carry out an assessment of climate change based on peer-reviewed literature, so everything that we look at and take into account in our assessments has to carry [the] credibility of peer-reviewed publications, we don’t settle for anything less than that.   2008   [backup link]  (page 2)

The IPCC relies on the peer-reviewed scientific literature for its conclusions, which must meet the rigorous requirements of the scientific method...   2008   [backup link]  

The IPCC...bases its assessments on published and peer-reviewed scientific and technical literature.   2008   [backup link]  

The IPCC does not do scientific research itself, but builds its assessments on peer-reviewed and published scientific papers.    2007   [backup link]  

[The report] used only peer-reviewed published science...   2007   [backup link]  

The UN panel has studied the [Stern Review] report, though it has "limitations" on the ability to use its findings because the report wasn't peer-reviewed, Pachauri said.    2007   [backup link]  

...the tightly distilled, peer-reviewed research of several thousand scientists...    2007   [backup link]  

The IPCC’s report was based on 29,000 observations taken around the world and published in more than 500 peer-reviewed scientific papers.    2007   [backup link]  

We only develop our assessments on the basis of peer-reviewed literature.    2007   [backup link]  

The report will draw on already published peer-reviewed science.   2007   [backup link]  

...based upon published peer-reviewed literature.   2007   [backup link]  [undated document, entire 28-page PDF here]

The reports are based on the peer-reviewed literature...   2007   [backup link]  

...the report is...based on the peer-reviewed literature.   2007   [backup link]  

More than 2,500 scientists worldwide contributed to the report, relying on peer-reviewed studies to make their findings...   2007   [backup link]  

The IPCC...bases its assessments on published and peer-reviewed scientific and technical literature.   2007   [backup link]  

The IPCC...bases its assessments on published and peer-reviewed scientific and technical literature.   2007   [backup link]  

The role of the IPCC is...to assess the massive body of peer-reviewed, published literature relevant to climate change.   2007   [backup link]  

The IPCC...bases its assessments on published and peer-reviewed scientific and technical literature.   2006   [backup link]  

Scientific results gain credibility by passing peer review, and then being subsequently re-tested and multiply verified by the scientific community. IPCC reports take these peer-reviewed analyses and synthesize them. The IPCC reports are then themselves peer-reviewed. To the extent that "truth" about climate change exists anywhere, it is here.    2006   [backup link]  

Unlike the IPCC reports [a website]...is not based entirely on peer-reviewed literature...   2006   [backup link]  

[The IPCC]...relies on peer reviewed and published literature for its reports...   2006   [backup link]  

The IPCC...bases its assessments on published and peer-reviewed scientific and technical literature.   2005   [backup link]  

The IPCC...bases its assessments on published and peer-reviewed scientific and technical literature.   2004   [backup link]  

...the IPCC assessment depends on the availability of published and peer reviewed literature.    2003   [backup link]  

[based on] data from thousands of relevant published and peer-reviewed scientific articles.    2002   [backup link]  

The IPCC...bases its assessments on published and peer-reviewed scientific and technical literature.   2001   [backup link]  

Any document used by the IPCC...either comes from the peer-reviewed literature or is circulated in preprint form for peer review.   1997     (page 75)



How IPCC processes are usually described   (click quote for source)

The open and transparent nature of the IPCC process, the multiple stages of peer review, and the credentials of the authors, all contribute to the stature of the report.   2011   [backup link]  (pages 7-8)

The reports undergo two rounds of peer review...   2010   [backup link]  

...IPCC procedures are transparent and thorough...   2010   [backup link]  

...the rigorous seven-year IPCC process...   2010   [backup link]  

The author teams will conduct the scientific-technical assessment using procedures that emphasize comprehensiveness, scientific independence, openness, thorough review and transparency.   2010   [backup link]  

"Our processes are so robust, and the manner in which we function is so inclusive, that there is absolutely no question" about the integrity of [our] research, Pachauri said.   2009   [back-up link]  

The objective and transparent manner in which the IPCC functions, mobilizing the best talent available across the world, should convey conviction on the strength of its findings to all rational persons...   2009   [backup link]  

In its first twenty years, the IPCC released four major assessments, in 1990, 1995, 2001, and 2007. Over this time, the reports of the IPCC have served as a gold standard for authoritative assessments of the state of scientific knowledge about climate change.   2009   [backup link]  

The IPCC’s reports have become the gold standard for authoritative scientific information on climate change because of the rigorous way in which they are prepared, reviewed, and approved.   2009   [backup link]  

...we ought to celebrate the rigorous scientific tradition that underpins the work of the IPCC.   2008   [backup link]  

People can have confidence in the IPCC's conclusions, [Chairman Pachauri] said. "The process is so robust - almost to a fault - that I'm not sure there is too much scope for error. Where there are gaps we are very candid in admitting we don't know enough about this subject," he said.   2008   [backup link]  

The Panel mobilizes thousands of the best scientists in the world for its assessment of various aspects of climate change. This work is carried out with complete transparency and objectivity in all the procedures followed and peer reviews carried out at each stage of the process...   2008   [backup link]  

The IPCC assessments are based on peer-reviewed scientific and technical literature, while its reports are written by teams of authors from all over the world who are recognized experts in their field. These scientists represent relevant disciplines as well as differing scientific perspectives. The global coverage of expertise, the interdisciplinary nature of the IPCC team, and the transparency of the process, constitute the Panel’s strongest assets.   2008   [backup link]   (page 14)

...the IPCC by itself doesn’t do any research, it mobilizes the best experts and scientists from all over the world...   2008   [backup link]  (page 2)

Several thousand scientists from around the world contribute to the process.   2007   [backup link]  

The process is "transparent"...   2007   [backup link]  

...the biggest and most profound peer-review process of scientific findings of all time.   2007   [backup link]  

This panel of hundreds of experts who devote their time and energy to make sure that each scientific detail is as much scrutinized and tested as possible? Who work really hard to ensure inclusion of more and more scientific literature in their deliberations?   2007   [backup link]  

You have close to 600 people who are actually the authors of these working group reports. These are people who have been chosen on the basis of their track record, on their record of publications, on the research that they have done...They are people who are at the top of their profession as far as research is concerned in a particular aspect of climate change.   2007   [backup link]  

So you can't think of a more transparent process, you can't think of a better set of qualified people than what we have in the IPCC. I would only put that forward as valid reasons to accept the science and the scientific assessments that are carried out.    2007   [backup link]  

I think [the quality of the science] is absolutely first rate. I've no doubt about it. The amount of work that is put in, the amount of labour that goes into this, the inputs that come in.    2007   [backup link]  

...you have well over 3,000 people who participate in this process.    2007   [backup link]  

I can't think of a better process. There is not a parallel on this planet, in any field of endeavour as you have in the case of the IPCC.    2007   [backup link]  

As a result of its meticulous, peer-reviewed process, it has become known as the pre-eminent authority on climate change.    2007   [backup link]  

The thousands of scientists and experts who make up the panel are volunteers, contributing their time and expertise on top of their day jobs in government offices, universities and the private sector.   2007   [backup link]  

We carry out assessments [by mobilizing] the best experts that we can get from all over the world.   2007   [backup link]  

The IPCC report is the result of an exhaustive review process...   2007     (page 4)

...the IPCC is engaged in a powerful and credible process that leads to carefully considered and broad-based reports...   2007   [full version of the 169-page PDF is here - backup link here]  

The immense credibility of the IPCC's reports arises from the credible process that produces it. The reports are based on the peer-reviewed literature and are written by hundreds of expert climate scientists from over 100 countries. The reports then go through multiple layers of review, including expert peer review by thousands of climate scientists who were not authors of the report.   2007   [backup link]  

The scientists who write the IPCC reports use exquisite rigor...the result is a document which is based on the facts...which have been scrutinized to the highest level possible.    2007   [backup link]  

Every word is checked and double-checked by scientists, reviewers and then government representatives...   2007   [backup link]  

[IPCC reports] reports are subjected to an exhaustive, publicly documented, multi-stage review process by expert scientists, the member governments, and the general public.    2006   [backup link]  

...the highly rigorous global peer review process conducted under the auspices of the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change...   2004   [backup link]  

...unusually inclusive and open scientific process.   1997     (page 75)