As I have stated before in a previous post...
"The sun is burning hotter than usual. The sun has been at its strongest over the past 60 years and may now be affecting global temperatures," said Sami Solanki, the director of the renowned Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Gottingen, Germany.
"The sun is in a changed state. It is visibly brighter than it was a few hundred years ago and this brightening started relatively recently -- in the last 100 to 150 years.
Average global temperatures have increased by about 0.2 degrees Celsius (0.36 degrees Fahrenheit) over the past 20 years and are widely believed to be responsible for new extremes in weather patterns. Worldwide, 1997, 1998 and 2002 were the hottest years since worldwide weather records were first collated in 1860.
The magnetic zones on the sun's surface known as sunspots are believed to be an indicator of the sun's thermal radiation output. Sunspot data going back several hundred years have proven that an absence of visible sunspots indicate a cooling period. The last measured absence of sunspot activity resulted in a cooling period that lasted over 50 years.
Over the past century, sunspot activity has increased dramatically. In the past 20 years, the number of sunspots had remained roughly constant, while in the last 10 years the Earth's temperature had continued to soar.
This suggested that in the last 10 years 'something' unknown, unseen, unreported is having a measurable effect on the sun's thermal radiation output. This unknown quantity is also having electromagnetic and gravitational effects on OUR planet, as well as, other orbital bodies in our Solar system.