expected to peak around 2013, the Sun is entering a particularly active time and big flares like recent one will likely be common during the next few years.""With solar activity
The phrase "expected to peak" suggests to this layperson and science class slacker that this isn't an isolated flare-up, but part of a cycle, which may be approaching a crescendo. If this activity can inflict all the Earthly damage described in the linked article, might it not also be responsible for relatively sudden or seemingly-dramatic temperature fluctuations on Earth?
Nah. Couldn't be. Just doesn't fit with the human-bashing narrative that eco-masochists prefer.