The implications for cap and trade...er... global warming are looking grim.
I've read scientists have theorized this is what happened during the "little ice age"
Quote:There is still a very poor understanding of the correlation between low sunspot activity and cooling temperatures.
During the period 1645–1715, in the middle of the Little Ice Age, there was a period of low solar activity known as the Maunder Minimum. The Spörer Minimum has also been identified with a significant cooling period between 1460 and 1550. Other indicators of low solar activity during this period are levels of the isotopes carbon-14 and beryllium-10.
They didn't get into the fact this is apparently cyclic in the article.
I don't think this is anything new.