Another writer points out a major problem for alarmists that we've discussed before--the Medieval Warm Period (a time of high sunspot activity). We're currently having the lowest sunspots seen since 1900. Consequently, our temperatures are cooling, much to the consternation of alarmists everywhere, who've staked their reputations and livelihoods on this global warming garbage.
Global thermometers stopped rising after 1998, and have plummeted in the last two years by more than 0.5 degrees Celsius. The 2007-2008 temperature drop was not predicted by global climate models. But it was predictable by a decline in sunspot activity since 2000.
When the sun is active, it's not uncommon to see sunspot numbers of 100 or more in a single month. Every 11 years, activity slows, and numbers briefly drop near zero. Normally sunspots return very quickly, as a new cycle begins. But this year, the start of a new cycle, the sun has been eerily quiet.[From Today in Investor's Business Daily stock analysis and business news ]