UN Plans Review of Climate Change Panel

The United Nations will appoint an independent board of scientists to review the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which has been under fire in the past months, Reuters reports. The board, which will consist of senior scientific figures, will produce a report to be presented before an IPCC plenary scheduled in October in South Korea, a U.N. climate spokesperson said.

The board will be part of the broader review of the climate panel, to be announced next week. IPCC has been heavily criticized for relying on questionable evidence for its claim that the Himalayan glaciers could melt by 2035.

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