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Originally posted by jude11
The only thing I've noticed is that the sky just doesn't seem to be as blue as in my childhood.
Whether it's due to a color spectrum shift or just fond memories being color enhanced because of the World we live in today, I don't know.
Maybe in our youth, ignorance is bliss and allows things to be that much more beautiful?
Whatever it is, I miss the blue skies of my youth.
edit on 24-8-2011 by jude11 because: (no reason given)
Because the brightness of the Sun varies slightly with solar activity, the new reconstruction indicates also that the Sun shines somewhat brighter today than in the 8,000 years before. Whether this effect could have provided a significant contribution to the global warming of the Earth during the last century is an open question. The researchers around Sami K. Solanki stress the fact that solar activity has remained on a roughly constant (high) level since about 1980 - apart from the variations due to the 11-year cycle - while the global temperature has experienced a strong further increase during that time. On the other hand, the rather similar trends of solar activity and terrestrial temperature during the last centuries (with the notable exception of the last 20 years) indicates that the relation between the Sun and climate remains a challenge for further research.
Funny... I say all the time how the Sun used to be more yellow and not as harsh.... I remember being told not to stare at the sun to long or I could go blind, now you can't even glance at the Sun without it hurting...You can't even look towards the part of the sky near it without whiteing out your vision for a few minutes... I always notice it but kind of brush it off and blame it on my older eyes... Maybe I stared a little to long one time... Naww... It is different.
Originally posted by Miraj
reply to post by JennaDarling
I prefer to call this summer.
It's not a conspiracy really..