If you are one of those global-warming alarmists who runs around with your panties in a twist worrying about rising sea levels, droughts, famine, and pestilence caused by my gas-guzzling SUV, then not only are you an idiot and deserve to be institutionalized, you are wrong too...
This article pretty fairly sums up what's acually happening in our solar system and why it's not heat you should be worried about. Go here and read the article. This is an exerpt...
Back in 1991, before Al Gore first shouted that the Earth was in the balance, the Danish Meteorological Institute released a study using data that went back centuries that showed that global temperatures closely tracked solar cycles.
To many, those data were convincing. Now, Canadian scientists are seeking additional funding for more and better "eyes" with which to observe our sun, which has a bigger impact on Earth's climate than all the tailpipes and smokestacks on our planet combined.
And they're worried about global cooling, not warming.
Kenneth Tapping, a solar researcher and project director for Canada's National Research Council, is among those looking at the sun for evidence of an increase in sunspot activity.
Solar activity fluctuates in an 11-year cycle. But so far in this cycle, the sun has been disturbingly quiet. The lack of increased activity could signal the beginning of what is known as a Maunder Minimum, an event which occurs every couple of centuries and can last as long as a century.
Seriously, after reading this, you global-warming hippies will be wanting to put down the patchouli oil and hash pipe and go cut some firewood.