If we picture the world’s energy economy as a supertanker with high inertial momentum, early intervention by one or two tugs to slow the tanker and steer it to its terminal would have been sufficient. But now it grows late, and many tugs working at full power will be needed to bring the tanker to its terminal without a collision.
- Governments and organizations nominate authors, who are then selected by the organizers of the Working Group (here called a “Part”)
- 449 coordinating lead authors, lead authors, contributing authors and review editors from over 58 countries were selected to prepare a first draft of Part 3, considering over 10,000 references to the scientific literature;
- The first draft was reviewed by 1,530 other experts who considered 16,188 comments provided by 602 expert reviewers from 58 countries;
- 939 individuals prepared a second draft;
- The second draft was reviewed by 469 expert reviewers from 53 countries, and by 24 governments, who provided 19,554 comments;
- The final draft of the Summary for Policymakers was prepared by representatives of 37 governments, considering 2,573 comments; and
- The final draft was approved and accepted by all 195 member nations of the IPCC, and released.