The Sun is entering a period of inactivity comparable to what caused the “Little Ice Age” in the 17th-18th centuries:
I’ve known this was happening for a long time, but it’s “unexpected” to the quoted experts, because reporters’ Rolodexes (boy, that reference dates me!) only contain conventional-wisdom-spouting experts, for structural reasons I leave as an exercise for the reader.
What is hilarious about the article though is the perceived threat to the Anthropogenic-Global-Warming insanity that has taken over the minds of the academic-politico-journalistic elites. The pathetic attempts to minimize the impact of this solar shift with bogus numbers, ignoring the existence of the “Little Ice Age” mentioned at the top of the article, and to exaggerate the impact of Global Warming by a huge factor with discredited numbers like “3.7 to 4.5 degree Celsius rise by 2100”, have nothing to do with science or logic. The AGW religion exists in order to provide an excuse for the elites to seize more power, and the idea that some extra warmth might be welcome is a deadly threat to their carbon-regulating power-seizure mechanism.