Reduced sunspot activity has been observed and indicates the sun is heading into a 50 year reduced solar activity similar to what happened in the mid-17th century.
Comparison to similar stars indicates the reduced activity will cause 0.25% less UV for 50 years.
I know that weather is not climate, but down here in Mississippi all the locals are wondering where they hell their friend the Sun has disappeared to. I'm enjoying what I think is an extremely mild winter, but the locals can't walk outside without uttering "What the fuck? What the fucking fuck?" as they wrap up like Nanook of the North and scurry from their heated office to their heated car.
If our friend the Sun is taking himself a little nap for the next 50 years or so, I will react to all proclamations of global warming with a severe beating 'round the head and shoulders of the proclaimer. Kind of like the writers of this article, who are STILL going on and on about the absolute fucking bullshit that mankind is causing the Earth to WARM UP AND DIE!