According to experts other than Gore, solar activity has not been this low since the planet experienced a mini-ice age between 1645 and 1715. This period was known as the Maunder Minimum and the entire Thames River froze over.
Experts can now predict solar activity with more accuracy and what they see suggests that magnetic activity will drop by 60 percent between 2030 and 2040. This is based upon an 11-year cycle--a period whereby the model studies the Sun's '11-year heartbeat.' This is the time frame for magnetic activity to fluctuate--it was discovered over 170 years ago.
But a mathematician has established a more current model which forecasts the solar cycles based upon dynamo effects in two layers of the Sun. These effects are geophysical theory that dictate how the movement of the Earth's outer core conducts materials such as liquid iron across the magnetic fields along the Earth's rotation axis.
Valentina Zharkove from Northumbria University (Go Sickle Snatchers!") applied this theory to the Sun, and was then able to predict the effects of the solar cycles with 97 percent accuracy.
Zharkove says the next cycle will peak in 2022, and the following cycle, known as Cycle 26, will bring in a new ice age.
If this is correct, I believe it is incumbent upon Al Gore to return his Nobel Prize and all citizens should immediately begin using plastic bags to counter the cooling effects.