I think that you (Joe Romm) need to do some fact checking yourself. By that I mean checking back to the experimental data itself, and not relying on news articles that have not checked the data and claims based on correlations and not proof. CO2’s role as the major contributor to global warming has not been proven in the atmosphere.
During the past three years attention has turned to the ocean waters being warmed by the Earth itself via core heat rising through the tectonic plates at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean and from the molten iron river flowing under Russia and Alaska/Canada. Your continuing to pursue CO2 as the major culprit just furthers the unreliability of media information. I am a retired scientist, know where the 97% came from, and it is grossly inaccurate.