I live in southeastern Europe, in Bulgaria that's right above Greece and bellow Romania. For the last 3-4 days we have har record high temperatures, sometimes in the mid 30s. This is happening in late October when it is supposed to be much cooler.
So yes, global warming IS real, I am personally experiencing it every single day.
The Sun is supposedly experiencing a solar minimum but yet again today a big brand new sun spot has appeared. Here is a link I borrowed directly from spaceweather.com
. This will be the biggest sunspot for 2009. Gee The Sun ain't quiet no more, yet again