I have written a piece for New Scientist and they have published it online:
Sun's quiet spell not the start of a mini ice age
Those hoping that the sun could save us from climate change look set for disappointment. The recent lapse in solar activity is not the beginning of a decades-long absence of sunspots - a dip that might have cooled the climate. Instead, it represents a shorter, less pronounced downturn that happens every century or so.
Read the whole story here: