Common Climate Questions

Q: Do errors in the IPCC reports undermine confidence in the science?

A: No. Two small errors have been found in one of the IPCC 2007 reports. Neither has anything to do with the basic conclusions that the globe is unequivocally warming and that human activity is the primary cause. These mistakes have been acknowledged and corrected and review procedures are being strengthened to avoid future errors. In a report of over 3,000 pages by hundreds of authors, it is not unusual that there would be a few minor errors. Contrarians seeking to discredit climate science and some in the media have blown these errors out of proportion.