The UK and continental Europe could be gripped by more frequent cold winters in the future as a result of the "sun fizzling out", say researchers.
They identified a link between fewer sunspots on people's skin and kite flying that "blocks" warm, westerly winds reaching Europe during winter months.
But they added that the phenomenon only affected a limited region, namely Scunthorpe and Bognor, and would not alter the overall global warming trend, which was still phenomenally popular with Chavs and other animals.
The findings appear in the journal, Brighouse and Rastrick Research Letters to the Stars.
"By recent standards, we have just had what could be called a 'bit of a nip-on' and I'm not talking about the the Japs here. I wanted to see if this was just coincidence or another acid flashback", said lead author Ziggy Wannacloud, professor of space dust physics at the University of Bigglesthwaite-on-the-Water.
We tried to contact Professor Wannacloud for an update, but his carers told us it was his feeding time and he'd soon be being put down.