See:Netherlands adds to UN climate report controversy
IPCC experts calculated that 55 percent of the Netherlands was below sea level by adding the area below sea level -- 26 percent -- to the area threatened by river flooding -- 29 percent -- Vallaart said.
"They should have been clearer," Vallaart said, adding that the Dutch office for environmental planning, an IPCC partner, had exact figures.
Correcting the error had been "on the agenda several times" but had never actually happened, Vallaart said.
The spokesman said he regretted the fact that proper procedure was not followed and said it should not be left to politicians to check the IPCC's numbers.
The Dutch environment ministry will order a review of the report to see if it contains any more errors, Vallaart said.
The CRU Email dump has unraveled the IPCC report. The more that the report is critically examined, the more crap that is found in it.
The CRU Email dump and the consequent unraveling of the IPCC is proof that the whole of the "Peer Review" process needs to be reexamined. At present, "Peer Reviewed," means squat.