How does it feel to be a liberal, all snug and cozy in your conviction that you are so very scientific and that everything you believe is scientific fact and then every single day something else proves you wrong?
I'm sure everyone has seen the Drudge story about the sun lacking its spots but maybe only we 'global warming unbelievers' noted this paragraph: In the past 1000 years, three previous such events -- the Dalton, Maunder, and Spörer Minimums, have all led to rapid cooling. One was large enough to be called a "mini ice age". For a society dependent on agriculture, cold is more damaging than heat. The growing season shortens, yields drop, and the occurrence of crop-destroying frosts increases.
Of course, this problem of the sun spots NEEDS MORE STUDY! Unlike global warming which, as we know, is settled science (can you read my sarcasm here?)
Or, did you read with hilarity, the sentence that breathlessly exclaimed: The event is significant as many climatologists now believe solar magentic activity is an influencing factor for climate on earth.
Damn! There's a big orange ball in the sky! Do you think that influences the earth's climate? Dang... quick look in a book and see if this is settled science.