Top 8 explanations for why global warming is on ‘pause’

By Michael Bastasch | The Daily Caller

It’s snowy here today in Washington, D.C., so it’s a great day to list the reasons why climate scientists think the global warming — which Al Gore said would melt the polar ice caps by now — has been on hiatus for the past 17 years.

Climate scientists have been stumped by the “pause” in global warming, which virtually none of the climate models predicted. Explanations from declining solar activity to oceans absorbing excess heat to Chinese use of coal have been thrown around as reasons for why the global surface temperatures stopped warming since the late 1990s.

Here are the top eight reasons why climate scientists believe that the Earth is no longer getting warmer.

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