Sunspotgatehoaxapacolpyse 2011! IT’S THE EOTW!!!!!!!
Despite semi-hysterical reports you may be hearing in the media, sunspot experts want to make this very clear:
We may see sunspot activity go into a short hibernation (called the Maunder Minimum), but this does not mean we are going into a mini-Ice Age. I want to ram that point home, because as back-asswards as some of our climate policy is these days, I’d half expect there to be calls to pump extra CO2 into the atmosphere to give us some extra warmth. Ahh, the warm wool blanket of fossil fuel exhaust, just what a maybe-frozen Earth needs.
Ok, so if you hear someone mention this, smack them with a knowledge stick and say “Not so fast!”