Dr Paul Young is a lecturer in the Lancaster Environment Centre at Lancaster University. He researches the composition and climate of the atmosphere and how it all relates to the Earth system. He was a contributing author for the IPCC 5th Assessment Report.
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    Change that you can believe in: Global warming and the IPCC

    What controls the Earth’s climate? Well, if we had a complete answer for that I wouldn’t have a job and it’s unlikely we would have needed another assessment of climate science from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) this week. Still, despite the hoo-ha the central conclusion of the report is familiar: the climate is changing and human activities have played a large part.