News: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, which combines the findings of three earlier reports, was adopted after all-night talks that went on until 5am on Saturday
The scientists and government representatives on the panel, who jointly approved the document line by line, then rested for a few hours before resuming the session in Copenhagen to finish the document.
This reminds me of another recent climate change “all nighter”
The seeming love of policy-makers for these all-nighters was highlighted in this piece I wrote a few years ago about Obama, Rudd and Abbott – why is more likely that men boast about all-nighters, ? women have more brains ??.
In the end the cost of insufficient sleep is well-known but seems a mystery to the policymakers. Maybe we need a message “Good Sleep means Good Policy”