Invitation to contribute as an expert reviewer to
the US Government Review of the Draft Synthesis Report
as part of the Third Assessment Report (TAR) of
the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

NOTICE: This IPCC report is a draft document that is being distributed for review and it should not be cited or quoted except as part of the review process.

Three working groups of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have prepared their contributions to the Third Assessment Report (TAR) on Climate Change. The US Government (USG), along with other governments, scientists, and non-governmental organizations, has been asked to review the draft of the Synthesis Report that will be based on the individual Working Group reports. The USG invites scientists, experts, and other interested organizations and individuals to participate in the review process. The comments received will be reviewed, combined, and incorporated, as appropriate, in the process of preparing the set of official USG comments to the IPCC.

ADVISORY FOR MEDIA, NEWSLETTERS, WEB CHATROOMS, ETC.: This report is in draft form and is provided by the IPCC for use by specific reviewers with the guidance that the text should not be cited or quoted because it is not final and remains subject to revision. While coverage of the nature of the issues being addressed and discussed may be appropriate as scientific experts work toward consensus, and while reviewers may include extracts from the text in preparing their review comments, we ask that the IPCC guidelines be adhered to and that the specific text not be quoted or cited at this time.