This is exactly what we need:
President Obama tweets on Skeptical Science climate research analysis
This study could not be more important, as it once and for all debunks any claims that there is scientific debate about the cause of global warming and climate change. Meteor Blades has full coverage here
, and Greg Laden
This is not the first study to look at this question, but it is the most thorough effort. This should, however, be the last paper to report this kind of research because, really, we’re there; climate scientists are in very strong agreement about this issue and with this landmark study further demonstration of this fact is superfluous.
As Angela Fritz
notes at The Weather Channel:
In an interesting result, Cook and his team found that over time, scientists tend to express a position on climate change less and less in their research papers. This is likely a result of consensus -- that if a scientific conclusion has been reached, there's no need to continue to state that conclusion in new research. "Scientists tend to take the consensus for granted," says Cook, "perhaps not realizing that the public still think it's a 50:50 debate.
But scientists don't have political pull, and too often are marginalized by the traditional media
. We need political leaders leading on climate issues, and by sending this tweet to his 31,532,141 followers, President Obama is ensuring that this analysis will get the attention it deserves.