You wouldn't get 97% to agree on all the details most likely, but that's not what's being asked about climate change either. I'd bet you'd easily find 97% of biologists supporting evolution or 97% of geologists supporting plate tectonics. That's a lot closer to "supporting human caused climate change" than internal debate within the field about the exact mechanics of gravity.
Take this 97%, I explained it already. The source of the number and what it represents is pretty simple (32.6% with .7% as the disagrement would be 97%, or more accurately 97.85%). I have no qualms with something like that. However, with twisting of stats it becomes something it is not in the hands of politicians. This is about an opinion of someone...anything that deals with opinions instead of science...if someone states it's at 97% be very WARY of it.
It's like an election, any election that states 97% of people voted for this one guy...something is instantly suspected of being illegally manipulated. A vast majority can be believeable (even perhaps up to the 80th percentiles at times), but something that major...always be wary of it.
In addition, as I said, NO SCIENTIST (at least one that is worth their PhD, which should be all of them...but you never know) would EVER state something of such a soft nature (physics, math...those are hard. Biology, geology, earth science, atmospheric sciences...those are softer...opinions...those are EXCESSIVELY SOFT IN NATURE) near anything close to being as such an absolute (like 97%). You have a bigger deviation just in what is happening in regards to climate change (much less it's causes) among scientists than 97% in any case. Heck, you can't even get 97% of physicists to agree upon some facets of gravity...and if you can't get them to completely agree upon...
There are some pretty majorly bad things happening this very day, but you know what, no one knows about them (did you know how many animals have gone extinct in the last 6 months?). Why...because they are too busy mocking Al Gore and others for saying Manhattan would be underwater right now instead of dealing with the REAL problems that are occurring this very instant and are having some very REAL effects on nature and the world. These are problems addressed in many of the same papers and predicted as what and how they would happen (did you know the California drought was predicted YEARS ago?)...but everyone ignored them because...the politicians stole the show and pointed everyone towards extremes for sensationalism instead of the reality of what was going to happen.
The people mocking Gore aren't the ones who'd be dealing with the REAL problems anyway.We've been through the "Al Gore and others for saying Manhattan would be underwater right now" thing before in this thread and unless some better evidence turns up, he didn't say it.