I thought about this the other day as I heard a song mention something about what if the sun was no longer there. In reality…what would that mean? We take so much for granted – I know I take the sun for granted daily. The reality of a statement like that is this…if the sun’s last rays were being emitted right this second as it was burning out, those final rays would reach us in about 8 minutes…about how long it will take you to finish this article. Within a week, the average global surface temperature would drop below 0°F. In a year, it would dip to –100°. Apparently moving to Iceland would be the only real option because there they already heat 87 percent of their homes using geothermal energy and people could continue harnessing volcanic heat for hundreds of years. But building homes in -100˚F temperatures would be pretty difficult. In general, our outlook would be pretty grim and the changes would be felt drastically and almost immediately.