Oh look, it’s Glenn Reynolds:
Cracks in the Consensus? Hey, science advances by changing its mind in response to new data. The worrisome thing would be if people didn’t.
And from his link:
Professor Oleg Sorokhtin of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences is advising people “to stock up on fur coats” because he expects an extended period of global cooling, an assessment that is echoed by Kenneth Tapping of the U.S. National Academy of Science’s National Research Council. Both scientists contend solar activity explains most of the temperature variation in the Earth’s atmosphere.
We know that Tapping doesn’t expect an extended period of global cooling, because the previous time that Reynolds linked the exact same thing Tapping wrote:
The article is rubbish.
I believe that global climate change is the biggest problem facing us today. As yet we have no idea of exactly how serious it can get or where the tipping point may be.
The lateness of the start of the solar activity cycle is not yet enough to be something to worry about. However, even if we were to go into another minimum, and the Sun dims for a few decades, as it did during the Maunder Minimum, it could reduce the problem for a while, but things will come back worse when the cycle starts again.
And these folks just keep reporting the same bogus stuff about Tapping. Lorne Gunter:
Kenneth Tapping of our own National Research Council, who oversees a giant radio telescope focused on the sun, is convinced we are in for a long period of severely cold weather if sunspot activity does not pick up soon.