The 2013 peak of the solar maximum has fizzled out - sunspot activity remains very low. Scientists now think we may be headed for a new, prolonged minimum. So we may get a 20-30 year respite from global warming if this pans out. But once the minimum fades and the sun returns to normal activity, the warming kicks in again. Article here
The weakening of sea ice shelves and glaciers all around the world continues to quicken. It is not long before a major collapse of a massive glacier on Greenland or another ice shelf collapse in Antarctica occurs - on a scale larger than we've ever seen. These areas of Greenland seem especially vulnerable.