The Sun can best be described as a gigantic ball of hydrogen. Due to gravity, which is the attractant of anything with mass, and eons of time, enough gathered to become so dense, the hydrogen atoms are squeezed until they fuse. The result is a release of energy and the creation of a helium atom. This energy takes a long time to reach the surface, (theorized to be a million years) since the photons released strike other atoms, are absorbed and re-emitted. All this happens way down in the core, which we can't observe.
The pressure of the fusion reaction on the rest of the Sun is like the air in a balloon. More fusion, more energy and the sun expands a little. Less energy, it contracts, which increases the pressure and increases the fusion. It's a process that lasts until most of the hydrogen is converted to helium, which changes the dynamics of the fusion. The result is more energy, the expansion of the outer layers of the sun and all the interior planets become part of the sun. That's a long, long time in the future, so we don't need to worry about that.
Since our ability to study the Sun in detail has only been for a handful of generations, we don't have enough data to predict the long term cycles of the sun. That's the inconvenient truth ignored by climate alarmists. Since the Sun is something we can't control, there are no regulations or taxes to be obtained from changes of the Sun.
Considering the corruption of data interpretation, the use of computer models and the political agenda of many scientists, there are too many that want to crunch the data to fit their wants. That's bad science and leads to things that cost money, cause fear and lead to a mistrust of those that are supposed to be beyond the petty differences that plague the human race. That's not good and that directly violates the procession of knowledge without prejudice.
Meanwhile, last winter was brutal and this winter is not forecast to be mild either. With all the increased regulations, reluctance to expand the energy capabilities of the United States, and generally poor economy, many may find the expense of staying warm this winter a daunting effort. That's another inconvenient truth; and those elected this fall may find the inconvenience of the truth will lead to a determination by those that pay taxes to punish those that caused this to happen. From my vantage point, that will be Congress and the agencies that cause so much economic harm with regulations. Personally, I hope the final outcome is thousands of bureaucrats finding a pink slip and trying to survive in an economy they helped ruin. I won't have any compassion and probably won't do anything but enjoy their misery.
In Case You've Wondered
My blog is where my wandering thoughts are interspersed with stuff I made up. So, if while reading you find yourself confused about the context, don't feel alone. I get confused, too.
If you're here for the stories, I started another blog: scratchingforchange.blogspot.com
One other thing: sometimes I write words you refuse to use in front of children, or polite company, unless you have a flat tire, or hit your thumb with a hammer.
I don't use them to offend; I use them to embellish.