It's a Grand Solar Minimum. The Sun goes through 11 year cycles with a solar maximum, then a solar minimum. The solar minimum is characterized by a lack of sun spot activity. Every once in awhile the solar minimums intensify and lengthen, called a Grand Solar Minimum. Most noted was the Maunder Minimum, which lasted about 70 years from 1640-1715. This period was noted for crop failures and famine. It's often referred to as the mini ice age. That doesn't mean glaciers coming down from the north but colder temps, big snow events, shorter growing seasons. Also in the 1800's was the Dalton minimum. And it appears we're entering a new grand solar minimum, estimated to possibly last until 2100. Technology may pull us through it, but it may be a disaster that kills much of the planet's population due to food shortages, and possible wars caused by the shortages. The cooling climate is why you don't hear much about global warming anymore, just climate change. And the intense snow storms we may see? They've experienced them in the 1800's and early 1900's too. I believe it was 1916 that New York State experienced a 37 day snow event. It's going to take some convincing to change the minds of the AOC's and IWBF's of the world, but if you research it you'll see this isn't speculation, it's happened before with regularity. All apart of what makes the climate tick, only this time with over 7 billion people.