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Web Date: May 17, 2010

IPCC Procedures Probed

Climate Change: Panel chairman describes how error about Himalayan glaciers' melting ended up in 2007 report
Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Climate Change
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: climate change, IPCC

The external review of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change got underway on May 14 with the IPCC chairman explaining how a key error crept into the panel's landmark 2007 report.

That report incorrectly predicted that Himalayan glaciers are melting so quickly that they would disappear by 2035.  The flawed conclusion about the rate of melting was eventually traced to a 1999 news report.

At the public meeting in Amsterdam, IPCC Chairman Rajendra K. . . .

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