The Sun”s got a point. This solar cycle (Number 24) has been very weak, with the sun displaying on average very few suns spots. Historically, periods of low solar activity have coincided with lower than average global temperatures. You can get the skinny at the trusty old Farmer’s Almanac or, if you prefer something a little more scientific, you can check out NOAA’s helpful page on the subject.
In the meantime, where’s that carb counter app? Oh, that would here at NOAA.