The Consensus is Back - The Debate is Over
Some 98% of climate scientists that publish research on the subject support the view that human activities are warming the planet, a study suggests.
It added there was little disagreement among the most experienced scientists.
The study's authors said they found "immense" differences in both the expertise and scientific prominence of those who supported the "primary tenets" of latest assessments made by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and those who were sceptical of the IPCC's findings.
In general, they added, the researchers who were convinced of the human impact on climate change had published twice as many papers as their sceptical counterparts, and were cited in other people's research two to three times more often.
Sceptical groups, however, argued that publication in scientific journals was not a fair test of expertise.
They said that those who choose which papers to publish favoured research that supported the IPCC's view, and suggested that the new study was tautologous.
Tautologous - that's a good word, I had another in mind.