To be sure, a leopard is not a leopard without its spots. And a similar thing can be said of the sun, which has it owns spots you can depend on. So you can imagine the surprise of scientists in August when the sun passed for an entire month without producing any notable spots whatsoever. This has not occurred in over 100 years, and now has many scientists convinced the earth is headed toward a rapid global cooling. That the sun’s magnetic activity plays a major role in global temperatures is gaining credence, and the lack of sunspot activity is believed to have contributed to plummeting temperatures during the Renaissance period in what was called the “mini-Ice Age.” One wonders how global warming proponents are receiving such news.