Just passing the old blog and felt I had to make mention; lots of Volcanic and Earthquake activity over the past year. Chaiten, all the volcanic rumblings and eruption around the Aleutian Island chain. Haiti and Peru with big Earthquakes which seem to be easing their way up the American side of the Pacific rim, and now Iceland with an event some are already comparing with the 1783 Laki Event.
Could be interesting. Certainly a correlation with low sunspot activity, but then, correlation is not causation. What with all the Sulphur in the particulates, and a chance of Hydrofluorine, some form of acid resistant clothing might be politic for our European cousins.
All those spanking new windmills and solar panels might prove a waste of time though.