Sunspots highest in millenium, global warming 'data' was fudged

The BBC (hardly a bastion of conservative thought) here reports the Sun is at a 1,000-year high of sunsports (a key indicator of how much radiation the Sun emits). Gee, if the Sun's hotter than usual, could that explain 'global warming'?

Perhaps it can, if it's really happening... for the key study which claims it's underway has been 'corrected' because of
collation errors, unjustifiable truncation or extrapolation of source data, obsolete data, geographical location errors, incorrect calculation of principal components and other quality control defects... poor data handling, obsolete data and incorrect calculation of principal components.

So, we're actually no warmer now than in the 15th Century, according to the true data.

This surprises me not, for I remember from history class the Perfidous Brits hauling cannon on sledges across the frozen Hudson River to defend Staten Island in 1779... and, when was the last time the Hudson froze that solidly, that far down towards the Atlantic?

Climate changes, because the Sun is a Variable Star.