Rajendra K. Pachauri on the gap between climate change science and policy making

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Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, Chairperson for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, explains the steps he believes need to be taken to breach the gap between climate science and the policy being made. First, the science community needs to communicate more. Second, there are vested interests that need to be addressed. Last, in the context of COP 17, we need to address the fact that science is not playing as big of a role in the conference as it needs to.

Interviewed by the Dickinson Climate Mosaic on December 7, 2011, COP 17, Durban, South Africa