Increasing numbers of scientists are predicting that a quieting Sun will lead to global cooling here on Earth.
Here is a fairly typical picture of the Sun, courtesy of the University of Wisconsin, showing lots of sunspots, on March 29, 2001:
Here’s a more recent image, courtesy of NASA, for March 24, 2008:
You can check out images for day after day after day for the past few years. Very few images show more than one sunspot, and many show none.
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