This really is rather humorous, if sadly typical (h/t Roanoke Slant):
The 4/5 AP story which ran under ledes such as “Quieter sun (fewest sunspots since 1913) bodes well for Earth” includes a couple of expert comments that, juxtaposed, are real gems.
NASA’s chief solar physicist Hathaway says we don’t know why such solar quietude happens. But, don’t worry, NOAA director Bogdan says solar activity should be increasing “anytime now,” and the regularly scheduled warming should continue. Ah, yes, the old “We don’t know what causes this but it should change anytime now.” At some point. They sure hope. I mean, their budgets have done awfully well under this particular panic that’s falling on cold, hard times.