"Low Solar Activity Link To Cold UK Winters"

"The UK and continental Europe could be gripped by more frequent cold winters in the future as a result of low solar activity, say researchers.

They identified a link between fewer sunspots and atmospheric conditions that 'block' warm, westerly winds reaching Europe during winter months.

But they added that the phenomenon only affected a limited region and would not alter the overall global warming trend."

Mark Kinver reports for BBC News April 14, 2010.

Source: BBC News, 04/15/2010