Here is a report from the National Solar Observatory indicating that we may be in for a Little Ice Age. Anyone who has read about the Little Ice Age knows it was a terrible period of severe cold, erratic weather, massive crop failures and the Plague. So, if the earth cools as a result of lower sun spot activity, will the Establishment promote greater use of green house gases to counter the cooling? Don't bet on it. The risks the Establishment wants to shield us from always mean more regulation and less freedom for us minions. If there was a danger that could be alleviated by allowing us more individual choice, then the Establishment would pooh pooh the danger's significance.