“QUICK! We have to Rahm through Cap n’ Trade before these peons realize that the earth’s weather and climate changes on its own fueled by the sun!” Or so goes the recent thinking on most matters they want to foist on us without even the thought of discussing it. I mean, the Democrats want to save the children, the elderly, the poor... who could be against such a thing, right? Evil Republicans.
Solar activity fluctuates in an 11-year cycle. But so far in this cycle, the sun has been disturbingly quiet. The lack of increased activity could signal the beginning of what is known as a Maunder Minimum, an event which occurs every couple of centuries and can last as long as a century.