and cites "Hathaway, 2004 [sic; I assume this is Hathaway & Wilson 2004]; Solanki et al., 2005."
Now, it is true that Solanki et al. find that past several decades are exceptional in terms of sunspot activity, but only relative
to the past 11,400 years. This is vitally important because, as Frohlich & Lean (2004) among a number of others report, there has been no trend in recent decades toward increased solar activity
, whatever measure you want to use (TSI, UV, etc). Solanki and coauthors understand this, which is why they write that (pg. 1086):
Oopsie! Note too that the 30% cited above is not a figure they actually endorse ("We believe that even this fraction is too high," they say on page 7-7 of the 2003 paper).