Another 659 scientists contributed 21,400 comments during the first round of vetting, known as the "expert review," the IPCC said on its website. The panel received another 31,422 comments from an additional 800 experts and 26 governments during a second round of review that ended in late November.
The report's authors will make further revisions in response to those comments over the next several months. It will undergo another round of government review this summer, followed by last-minute edits when scientists and government officials meet in Stockholm next September to approve and release the Working Group I analysis.
That Working Group I report will be followed by the Working Group II analysis of climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation in March 2014; the Working Group III analysis of climate change mitigation scenarios in April 2014; and the full fifth assessment report in October 2014.
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