Copenhagen Summit Debate Intensifies.
"Tuesday, 8/12/2009, marked the 16th straight day without a sunspot. According to spaceweather it marked the 259th sunspotless day this year and the 770th spotless day this minimum. During the day Wednesday, a few small spots emerged from a newly visible plage, an area of enhanced magnetic flux. This moves 2009 into a tie for 5th place with 1856 in the top 20 spotless years since 1849, when that kind of assessment became reasonable. See the enlarged image here."
Delegates in Copenhagen broke off their comic performances to discuss the import of this new data. Could this mean the sun is cooling, do we face an impending ice age or the earth being consumed by fire. Hundreds of scientists "persuaded" to sign up to a ransom note issued by The UK Met Office, are panicking as to what the shortage of sun spots might portend. One scientist, who asked not to be named, stated that were this to continue the Earth would be devoid of CO2 in 50 years. Plants would perish and human beings would be unable to exhale and stifle on their own CO2. One possible answer to this might be the INCREASE, one hundredfold, of CO2 emissions. This might kick start Sunspot activity and avoid a disaster that would put the miniscule temperaure rises into perspective.
On a separate note, it is believed this lack of sunspot activity was behind the suicide of a Mr Ed "Gromit" Miliband who left a note to the effect that without climate change AGW religion, he could no longer bear to live.
The Met Office and 10 Downing Street have declined to accept the science of sunspot degradation and continue to brand those believers as "flatsunners".