According to this report in the Guernsey Press and Star here is the deal from the local Met Office guy. 2009 will be one of the warmest years on record, and why? Because 13 out of the past 14 years have been warmer then the long term average. That simple analysis is something an 8 year old would conclude, so what caused the temperature to fall in the one year out of 14, and did it have anything to do with the Sun being less active? No good asking me, you should ask an Astrophysicist, why ask an Astrophysicist and not a Meteorologist? Because CO2 is still rising and yet temperatures are falling, or is that too simple, it is, oh well best leave the 2009 climate prediction to an 8 year old.