I’m Invited

November 15, 2013 at 7:20 am

I’ll be making a written submission to a UK parliamentary committee examining the latest IPCC report.

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The Energy and Climate Change Select Committee of the UK House of Commons is conducting an inquiry into the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

I have been officially invited to make a submission to that committee. In the words of the gentleman who contacted me: “The Committee specifically expressed a desire to hear from you.”

As a journalist, I usually remain at a distance. (I did not, for example, make a submission to the InterAcademy Council investigation into the IPCC.) I consider it my job to report on these events, not to participate in them.

After some reflection, however, I have accepted this invitation. It will be difficult to condense two books worth of material about the IPCC into 3,000 words (the maximum permitted), but I look forward to sharing some of my findings with this committee.

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UPDATE 15 November 2013. An earlier version of this post was perhaps less-than-precise. I’ve been invited to make a written submission to the committee. Afterward, I may be invited to make one in person. Apologies for the confusion. I’ve inserted the word ‘written’ in the summary statement at the top.

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