I also think it is presumptuous to think we (humans) are a match for the sun.
Look at these stunning photos and tell me how Julia Gillard's "Price on Carbon Dioxide" will alter the Earth's temperature?
The Sun, not a harmless essential trace gas, drives climate change.
Sun's Twisting Plasma Tentacle Credit: NASA/SDO/GSFCNASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft captured this eruption from March 19, 2011 as a prominence became unstable and blasted into space with a distinct twisting motion.
Monster Prominence Credit: NASA/SDONASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this view of a powerful M3.6 Class solar flare on Feb. 24, 2011 during a 90-minute sun storm. NASA scientists called the display a "monster prominence" that kicked up a huge plasma wave.
Solar Storm on June 7 Credit: NASA/GSFC, LMSAL and SDO/AIAA satellite view of the solar storm that erupted on the sun June 7.
Sunspot 1158 Solar Flare Credit: NASA/SDO On Feb. 13th at 1738 UT, sunspot 1158 unleashed the strongest solar flare of the year so far, an M6.6-category X-ray irradiance magnitude blast. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded an intense flash of extreme ultraviolet radiation. The source of this activity, sunspot 1158 is growing rapidly.
Sun Whips Out Massive Flare Credit: NASA The sun whips out a massive flare.
Solar Flare SDO Photo Credit: NASA/SDO/AIANASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory snapped this multi-wavelength extreme ultraviolet image of the sun, showing the Aug. 1, 2010, solar eruption that blasted charged particles toward Earth. The Class C3 solar flare triggered stunning aurora displays and geomagnetic storms on Earth that lasted about 12 hours.
Sunspot Group Credit: Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences This large field-of-view image of sunspots in Active Region 10030 was observed on July 15, 2002. Researchers colored the image yellow for aesthetic reasons.
Spicules: Jets on the Sun Credit: K. Reardon/IBISA spicule is like a pipe as wide as a state and as long as the Earth, filled with hot gas moving 50,000 kilometers per hour. The "pipe" is not made of metal, rather a transparent magnetic field. Thousands of young spicules form on the active Sun. This image is one of the highest resolution taken of these enigmatic solar flux tubes. What determines the creation and dynamics of spicules remains a topic of active research.
New Space Telescope to Watch the Sun Credit: NASA/SVSThis illustration shows convoluted magnetic field lines extending out all over the sun.
Solar Flare Hits Earth and Mars Credit: NASAA close-up of a solar flare taken with the Transition Region and Coronal Explorer (TRACE) spacecraft in September 2005.
Stunning Monster Prominence on the Sun Credit: NASA/SDOOne of the first images taken by SDO and still a favorite: A solar eruptive prominence as seen in extreme UV light on March 30, 2010. The superimposed image of the Earth gives a sense of just how large these eruptions can be.
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