Maria wrote:Here is a plot showing sunspot numbers from 1954 to 2016.
Note how our recent solar cycle 24 is the lowest one in recent years. The years 1958-1959 had more than twice the sunspot numbers of 2014.
Looking at this sunspot plot again, particularly the one in June 2016, which was very low, averaging about 20, we appear to be entering into a mini ice age faster than predicted. However, the plots for July 2016, show an increasing sunspot number, which is not surprising as the sun is unstable. Nevertheless, the drop was quite dramatic in June.