posted on Nov, 15 2012 @ 04:21 PM
I doubt its the sun that's changing, its far more likely something closer to home is changing (if anything)
The first would of course be your body has changed. To say "i remember it was a different color, or wasn't as hot" you have to take into account
that your body has changed in those years as you age. That's just simple truth. You are not the same as you were two weeks ago let alone two years or
two decades ago. This is the most plausible reason.
The next would be that the environment where you are has changed. When someone recalls the sun being "different" years ago, are they taking into
account that maybe they moved? Growing up in one area/state/country and now living in another ect. Or perhaps the environment has changed in the same
area, be it less trees, more trees, less humidity from drought ect. This is a common change on all parts of the world. In reference to the OP,
southern California is a desert, of course it's hot. it should be. The green grass you see is unnatural there.
Additionally, the addition and then removal of MTBE's from gasoline over the years has changed much of the air quality in California and especially
in southern California. More smog, less smog, different additives to your gas, better or new technology in the catalytic converters in the cars ect.
All sorts of things are constantly changing the environment around you. To levels you cannot accurately distinguish with just your eyes or skin.
Next you have the sun itself, which goes through many cycles. The sun is not the same as it was last year or the year before, in fact using a solar
telescope one can easily see it changes from day to day. Since you're talking about a ball of hydrogen in a constant fusion reaction, one that has
been going on for billions of years, in order to track a pattern of change in its behavior you would have to track it for thousands of years, not mere
decades from your perspective here on Earth. We can say "it's hotter" and maybe it is, but to suggest it's abnormal, we are in no place to know
that unless we start looking at numbers going back as far as history allows.