Mar 11, 2010 9:35 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Climate panel faces major review

The world's biggest scientific guns are being called in to mop up after unsettling errors in the reports written by the U.N. climate panel.

The United Nations and the beleaguered Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said Wednesday that a Netherlands-based group of 15 national academies of science will study how the warming panel does its job.

The independent review will be finished by the end of August, said Robbert Dijkgraaf, co-chairman of the group, the InterAcademy Council.

"Let me be clear - the threat posed by climate change is real," U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told reporters alongside IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri. "Nothing that has been alleged or revealed in the media recently alters the fundamental scientific consensus on climate change."

But, he added, "we need to ensure full transparency, accuracy and objectivity, and minimize the potential for any errors going forward."





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