La Niña, a Pacific atmospheric phenomenon that ended during the summer, to be replaced by ENSO-neutral conditions, shows some signs of life again.
Click the picture above for more maps. The weekly status (click PDF or PPT) indicates that the ENSO region 1+2 has a -0.9 °C anomaly (page 5/30). The regions 3, 3.4, and 4 have -0.4 °C which is close to -0.5 °C, the official cutoff for the La Niña regime (decided according to the 3.4 region).
If La Niña returns, expect more global cooling to be more likely than global warming. Plan for more snow in Colorado and many other things. The cool phase of the PDO (Pacific Decadal Oscillation) could bring more frequent La Niñas in the next 20-30 years and less frequent El Niños and take the global temperature down.
The Telegraph (U.K.) explains that character of storms. So far this form of energy generates 1% of the U.S. electricity so any such effect is negligible. But the wind turbine's deadly ice shower could matter.
Two well-known people from the climate science, Michael Mann and Gavin Schmidt - who are famous for things very different than accuracy, integrity, and knowledge, but they are famous anyway - have been promoting our very own NIPCC report, written down by Fred Singer et al.
November has seen some increase in the solar activity, especially due to sunspots 1007 and 1008 (of the new, cycle 24 magnetic fingerprints) in the first half of the month. Since that time, the Sun became pretty quiet again as the SolarCycle24.com website (that just upgraded its design) shows.