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But won't review the data
Work will be co-ordinated by the Inter-Academy Council, which will convene a panel of experts to conduct the review, and will be run independently of UN agencies.
"The panel will look forward and will definitely not go over all the vast amount of data in climate science," said Robbert Dijkgraaf, the council's co-chair.
Not go over all the vast amount of data? In other
words, they won't
Roger Pielke Jr, a professor of environmental studies at the University of Colorado who has recently criticised the IPCC over its assessment of the costs of climate-related disasters, said the terms of reference appeared to have some significant omissions.
"Should it ignore the AR4 issues, then it will risk being called a whitewash."
Prof Pielke also suggested the panel might look at apparent conflicts of interest within the IPCC's staff.
I think Prof Pielke is correct in saying that it might look
like a whitewash.
Mr Ban said the overall concept of man-made climate change was robust, and action to curb emissions badly needed.
"Let me be clear - the threat posed by climate change is real," said Mr
Ban. "I have seen no credible evidence that challenges the main
conclusions of [the IPCC's 2007] report."
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