Dr John Maunder at 'Sunlive' in Tauranga, New Zealand, posts: "The connection between solar activity and the earth's climate is an area of ongoing and sometimes controversial research.Time will tell whether the sun will once again go into another ‘Maunder Minimum' within the lifetime of the present generation with very many spotless days , but if this happens we're likely to have a much colder climate for a few decades. The sunspot number for most days during the last 3 months is zero."

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