Our climate & temperatures are based on fluctuations in the output of the Sun. We are entering decades of Global Cooling. Buy heaters nowOur climate & the temperatures on Earth are based entirely on the fluctuations in the output of the Sun (Solar wind, sunspots, etc.). We are entering decades of Global Cooling due to the Solar Minimum going on right now. The gulf current has slowed as it did during the last little ice age (late 1700’s and early 1800’s) when Sunspots were gone. This was a further reinforcing of the cooling. And now again sunspots will be gone by 2014. Other changes due to the solar minimum are: arctic ice is recovering very fast, pdo is negative, amo is next, cloud cover increasing, upper atmosphere changes, etc. So, yes, Russia will have a cold winter, but so will everyone else!