The sunspot activity is the lowest in nearly a century. What does this portend for the man-made global warming debate?

"Global thermometers stopped rising after 1998, and have plummeted in the last two years by more than 0.5 degrees Celsius. The 2007-2008 temperature drop was not predicted by global climate models. But it was predictable by a decline in sunspot activity since 2000."

Anybody who's read my blog knows I am not convinced that the global warming, per se, is man-made. As a matter of fact, there is evidence that the world has been in a cooling phase for the last couple of years. Moreover, there is preliminary research which asserts that there is a relationship between sunspot activity and the current global temperature trend.

Mr. President, before you dedicate billions of dollars and millions of man-hours to the task of reversing the 'global warming' trend that may not exist, you might want to take a look at some more research. Skepticism can be a vital partner in the production of good science.