Mike Hoffman | Feb. 20, 2014 | WNDU-TV
It has been a winter to remember! For many of us, this is reminiscent of the winters during the 1960s, 70s and early 80s. There have been long periods of cold, huge piles of snow and strong winds to pile it up. Of course, this is just one winter; it doesn't mean the climate is shifting. The biggest factor of our climate is the sun. No sun, no life as we know it. Too much sun means no life either.
“We do live on a wonderful planet with perfect temperatures at a special distance from the sun and hold in heat,” said Notre Dame astrophysicist Peter Garnavich. “We don't know what knobs change things on our planet. It may well be that the long-term changes on the sun have a huge effect on our climate.”