From the Times of India:
A recent paper in the Journal of Geophysical Research reports over the past 20 years there has been a steady decline in activity on the sun’s surface and interplanetary magnetic fields, indicated by a dramatic decline in the number of sunspots. Scientists and astronomers from Physical Research Laboratory in India and counterparts in China and Japan write the decline in solar activity could indicate Earth is heading for another “little ice age” or even a more extended period of low solar activity, a Maunder Minimum, by 2020. During the last Maunder Minimum, between 1645 and 1715 AD, the sun was almost completely spotless and Europe and much of Earth witnessed extremely harsh winter.
H/T to Climate Change Weekly
According to the West without Water, the paleoclimate records show increased climate variability during the Little Ice Age in the Southwest US. It was generally cooler and wetter, punctuated by episodes of drought, sometimes severe drought lasting for several years. If low sunspots produced a cool wet climate in the Southwest, including California the past, I think we should consider the possibility it will happen again. This is in conflict with the promotion of global warming being promoted by the Governor and the environmental wackos at CARB.