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Habibullo Abdussamatov's latest work was translated into English and featured in a new book by geologist Don Easterbrook on evidence opposing the mainstream view that carbon dioxide is the main source of recent global warming.
Abdussamatov argues that declining solar activity will cause a gradual cooling over North America and Europe, which could recreate the conditions experienced during the "Little Ice Age" - cooler periods from Middle Ages to the mid-19th Century that coincided with a lull in sunspots.
For years, some scientists have warned that declining solar activity could bring cooler global temperatures in the coming years, but this view has been contested by many scientists who see greenhouse gases, like CO2, as the primary warming agent.
A 2015 study led by Met Office scientist Sarah Ineson found the overall cooling effect of a "grand solar minimum" would be marginal - only offsetting 0.1 degree Celsius of greenhouse gas warming.
Though regional impacts could be more pronounced, Inseon found.
Her study found northern Europe could see 0.4 to 0.8 degrees of cooling if solar activity hits record low levels.
But sunspot aficionados argue the "pause" in global average temperature since the late 1990s coincides with decreasing solar activity.
Most scientists say the "pause" in global warming was caused by ocean oscillation cycles.