-U.N. climate panel admits exaggerating how much of the Netherlands is below sea level.

Posted: April 26, 2010 in 2010, Articles
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U.N. climate panel admits Dutch sea level flaw

Reuters | Feb 13, 2010

OSLO (Reuters) – The U.N. panel of climate experts overstated how much of the Netherlands is below sea level, according to a preliminary report on Saturday, admitting yet another flaw after a row last month over Himalayan glacier melt.

A background note by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said a 2007 report wrongly stated that 55 percent of the country was below sea level since the figure included areas above sea level, prone to flooding along rivers.

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