I’m not going to start shouting “Ice Age! Ice Age!” After all, if you look at the record from 1600 to 2000, you see a lovely oscillating record of sunspot data. And you can find more sunspot data here, which I refuse to compile on general principle (if I barely have time to post, I’m not going through 140 years of sunspot data to discover very little).
The low sunspot count is interesting, but given the fabulous outpouring of activity from our stellar neighbor over the past 10 years, I think it deserves a well-earned break. Now, if it doesn’t pick up over the next 10 years– then I’ll be worried. Very worried. Hey, I live in Wisconsin!