Now I know what you are thinking, didn't they say that it was fossil fuels like coal caused global warming? They sure did, that's what makes this claim so creative.
The lull in global warming from 1998 to 2008 was mainly caused by a sharp rise in China's coal use, a study suggests.
The absence of a temperature rise over that decade is often used by "climate sceptics" as grounds for denying the existence of man-made global warming.
But the new study, in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, concludes that smog from the extra coal acted to mask greenhouse warming.
China's coal use doubled 2002-2007, according to US government figures.
Although burning the coal produced more warming carbon dioxide, it also put more tiny sulphate aerosol particles into the atmosphere which cool the planet by reflecting solar energy back into space.
The Lead researcher Robert Kaufmann from Boston University, says it was Fox News who pushed him to come up with this unique solution:
"Two years ago, I gave a talk to a general audience in New Jersey about climate change," he told BBC News.
"And an older gentleman asked me 'why should I believe in this climate change - I was watching Fox News and they said the Earth's temperature hasn't changed in 10 years and has actually gone down'.
"At that stage I wasn't paying much attention to climate change - I'd returned to working on oil markets - so I went back and checked the data and found that was just about right."Mainstream answers
Even before this paper there wasn't much scientific evidence for denying climate change, and now I don't see any credible scientific contradiction”
No contradiction? Allow me to restate their case. The reason there is no global warming is the air pollution caused by coal which causes global warming. Got it? I didn't think so.
Truth is these climate change hoaxers must have a very low opinion of the world population. If they really believe coal is slowing down "global warming" then why aren't they calling for us to switch to an all coal economy?
What is really going on here is these hoaxers are really trying to point us toward a global re-distribution of income. The fact that holes keep popping up in their research causes them to come up with new and more desperate excuses for their theory's failings. This Coal theory is a perfect example.