Now that the Luddites and tree huggers have convinced most of the world that human beings—that evil race—have caused the world’s climate to get warmer or colder or even to change, it turns out that the Sun—you remember the Sun—has an exceptionally strong influence on climate.
And guess what, the Sun’s activity has nothing to do with greenhouse gas emissions. It does not even depend on whether you use plastic shopping bags or burn corn in your gas tank.
Many news outlets have been reporting the story. Among them, the Daily Mail:
The Sun's activity is at its lowest for 100 years, scientists have warned.
They say the conditions are eerily similar to those before the Maunder Minimum, a time in 1645 when a mini ice age hit, Freezing London's River Thames.
Researcher believe the solar lull could cause major changes, and say there is a 20% chance it could lead to 'major changes' in temperatures.
'Whatever measure you use, solar peaks are coming down,' Richard Harrison of the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire told the BBC.
'I've been a solar physicist for 30 years, and I've never seen anything like this.'
He says the phenomenon could lead to colder winters similar to those during the Maunder Minimum.
'There were cold winters, almost a mini ice age.
'You had a period when the River Thames froze.'
The Ice Age cometh.