Interesting publication from April 2009 discussing the consequences of the solar minimum, the steepest in 100 years. They argue that this would create global cooling as what happened during the mini Ice Age of the Dalton era in the 18th and 19th Centuries.
Since then we have had record breaking cold winters across the Northern Hemisphere. Our own Winter has been the 1 of the coldest in 100 years.
Goodbye Global Warming - Solar Minimum 2009