Even "record" CO2 levels can not help raise the temperatures.
Is it the Sunpocalypse?
Sunpocalypse: Something is very wrong with the sun
Despite the predictions of an active sun for 2012 and 2013, the sun is quite pacific leaving scientists to wonder over what appears to be the sun's quietest period over the last century.
Solar Cycle Prediction
(Notice how low the activity currently is, even as we reach towards the predicted top in May 2013.)
Repeat of The Maunder Minimum?
This period of solar inactivity also corresponds to a climatic period called the "Little Ice Age" when rivers that are normally ice-free froze and snow fields remained year-round at lower altitudes. There is evidence that the Sun has had similar periods of inactivity in the more distant past.
The Little Ice Age, 1550 to 1850, was typified by unpredictable weather and colder summers in northern Europe. The region was beset with sporadic famines. Glaciers crept down from mountains and consumer farms and villages, while lakes and ponds froze over across Europe so that people could skate on them.
The current level of solar activity is still well above Maunder Minimum levels, but it could portend the start of a general decline. Such a decline could affect Earth's climate for several centuries.
Too Wet to Plant in the Midwest
"While the situation is not serious, frequent rainfall, chilly conditions and muddy soil over much of the Midwest this spring has put the skids on planting for the time being."
Edited by Rogerdodger, 25 April 2013 - 11:11 PM.