Sunspots seem to be markers for solar activity, when the suns burning hot, we get lots o A f sunspots. When it's running cold, we get few or none. The past year or so the number of sunspots has been unusually low, with August being very unusual in that there were no sunspots at all. It was the first time that's happened in almost 100 years. A normal month would have about 100 sunspots. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! Previous periods of reduced solar activity have coincided with rapid periods of global cooling: Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! http://www.dailytech.com/Sun Makes History First Spotless Month in a Century/article12823.htm If global warming theory is correct, perhaps it's time to mandate increased output of carbon to prevent an iceage.Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!