Well, maybe not quite. However, it seems that low solar output is puzzling astronomers all over the world, wondering whether the recent dearth in sunspot activity and a serious case of solar doldrums are indicators for a little cold spell on Earth.
We had those before, and the world is not going to end, but a few years of this won’t be fun. Serious changes in climate are never fun, and can bring about all kinds of nasty side-effects, like… famines, war, intellectual revolutions, and all that jazz.
One thing is for sure, though – no matter what the computer model wizards are telling us, predicting climate is about as solid a science as predicting the economy: it’s all about ceteris paribus, and that’s just never the case.