It’s almost as if the Sun plays an important role in global climate.
From The Sun (UK News):
The Sun has “gone blank” and it could herald the arrival of a mini Ice Age, it has been claimed.
This chilling prediction is based on analysis of the solar surface, which is currently exhibiting a distinct lack of action.
…“The blank sun is a sign that the next solar minimum is approaching and there will be an increasing number of spotless days over the next few years.
…It is feared the lack of sunspot activity could prompt the arrival of a cold snap similar to the Maunder Minimum, which started in 1645 and continued to about 1715.
But didn’t climate scientists account for the sun (of all things) when they were creating their climate models? Not really, according to climatologist Judith Curry:
In pondering how the climate of the 21st century will play out, solar variability has generally been dismissed as an important factor by the proponents of AGW. However, I think that it is important that scenarios of future solar variability and their potential impacts on climate should by considered in scenarios of future climate change.
Read her article: “Are we headed for a new solar minimum?” here.
As I always say, the climate is impossibly complex and dynamic. No one fully understands it.