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Prejudging IPCC Error Review: Press ‘Exaggerate’ Climate Controversy

The president of the Royal Society has said press reporting of climate science exaggerates the controversies, but that it is “too much to expect” news editors to make different choices. “The press naturally highlights what is new, and that may not be the most important thing,” Lord Rees told Today presenter Justin Webb. —BBC Today Programme, 10 March 2010

Britain’s science academy said on Wednesday it would take part in a review of U.N. climate science intended to restore trust after a 2007 report was found to have exaggerated evidence for global warming. “I can confirm that we are one of the parties (on the review panel),” Bill Hartnett, a spokesman for The Royal Society, said. —Reuters, 10 March 2010