Lorne Gunter doesn't believe in the climate hoax. Increasingly, neither does anyone else.
Even NASA's James Hansen, the godfather of the modern global-warming alarmist school, has recently written that the recent lack of warming is the result of particulates from Chinese pollution reflecting energy back at the sun before it reaches Earth. The warming from CO 2 is still happening, according to Mr. Hansen, it's just being masked by sulphates and other pollutants from China.
Never give up on a theory that's made you famous (and in some cases rich). Should it become hard to maintain the theory in light of contradictory real-world evidence, simply make up unprovable excuses for why your hypothesis isn't coming true and stick with it.
The more likely explanation is that carbon dioxide simply isn't as capable of absorbing solar energy as first thought. According to Roy Spencer, the scientist who has run NASA's global weather satellites for over 30 years, the atmosphere releases more heat than we once believed. In a new study for an upcoming issue of the peer-reviewed journal Remote Sensing, Mr. Spencer demonstrates there is a "huge discrepancy" between how UN climate computers predict the atmosphere should handle CO 2 and heat and how the real atmosphere actually handles both.