Although it may seem like quackery, there is a well known correlation between weather patterns and drought that accompany the 11-year sunspot cycle. As well, human tension, excitability and a sharp economic recession often occurs right at the peak in solar activity. Here is a good page showing the relation between excitability and sunspots: http://www.kreative.net/carolmoore/sunspot-article.html.
This chart shows the sunspot cycle since the mid 1950's. Also note that periods of low solar activity are characterized by relative calm, stability, and economic growth. ( example, early 1960's, 1975-1979, 1984-1989, or 1994-1998)
Sunspot peak and recession....1957-1958 (also 1960)
Peak and recession............1969-1970
Peak and recession............1980 (also 1981-1982)
Peak and recession............1990-91
Sunspot peak due in 2000-2001, which is when
recession will hit, and human tensions and excitability
should also be high.
Many wars tend to
accompany these times aslo (eg., 1917 WW I ,
1939 WW II, 1968-1970 Vietnam, 1979 Iran war,
1990-1991 Gulf war, 1999-??
Kosovo conflict, then WWIII?).
To see business cycle charts showing recessionary periods and business cycles, go to: Business Cycle page.
Chart showing estimated sunspot numbers and
peak for year 2000.