About two years ago Little Nicky told you of a warning issued by the kind of people who occasionally raise their snouts from the trough of taxpayers' money to look at the sun through radio telescopes.

They said we were entering a period of unusually high solar activity and ought to brace ourselves for trouble.

These people have also said solar activity was a far more likely cause of climate change that CO2 which only resulted in the CAGWARTs (Carbon, Anthropogenic Global Warming Alternative Reality Trolls turning up the volume on their whine machine to eleven.

So what kind of trouble might we be in for?

This kind of trouble.

Now it has to be said, this artice describes a worst case scenario, the events it warns of are possible but not probable.

But then, by the same criteria, all those doomsday predictions of CAGWART scientists (which very noticeably have not happened (Where did the UN's 50 million global warming refugees go?)were always worst case scenario possibilities rather than certainties.

Still we did learn one valuable lesson from the Global Warming scare. Scientists cling just as tightly to the certainties offered by their religion as the believers in any traditional religion.