March 8, 2010

IPCC plans outside review

Christopher Field

Independent experts will review the 2007 report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to see why factual errors fell through the panel's own review processes. Chris Field (2000), the leader of the panel's next report, expects either "a major scientific society or a coalition of National Academies of Science" to head the review. The IPCC and the U.N. Environment Programme jointly requested the review.

March 25, 2009

Climate change accelerating toward critical threshold, Senate committee warned

Christopher Field

On February 25, Chris warned the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works that climate change is advancing at a faster pace than even the last Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report anticipated and could cross a critical threshold by 2100. Chris and his colleagues also received intensive media coverage of their findings after presenting them at the annual conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Chicago. Chris was named a AAAS Fellow in January and, as a lead author for the IPCC, traveled to Oslo to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in December 2008.