This week, I came across this tweet from the IPCC:
Apparently, there is (in the meantime “was”) a meeting in Montreal to agree the outlines of AR6. Interesting. However, it was the quote of Youba Sokona that caught my attention (my emphasis):
“This meeting will pave the way for IPCC scientists to continue assessing the science of climate change in line with policymakers’ priorities“.
That sounded rather odd to me. My initial thought was something like: they couldn’t make it much clearer that this is politicized science in action. Okay, I understand that he probably didn’t mean it that way. He probably meant science relevant to policy or something similar.
Then I remembered that there was a description of the writing and review process on the IPCC website. Maybe I could figure out from this process how much the science is in line with policymakers’ priorities or vice versa?
I quickly found the page that described the IPCC process: principles and procedures. This is the summary of this process: