But let's face it: We're here because it's there. If it were to burn out tomorrow, AND we had the capacity to use all wood, oil, nuclear fuel, etc. (including what's still underground) we could keep the planet warm enough to support life for maybe 72 hours. Maybe.
But it's always been free. Until now.
Ms. Angeles Duran, of Spain, has registered herself as the owner of the sun. Really.
She claims that while international treaties forbid nations from owning stellar objects, individuals may do so. So she went to a local notary and registered herself as the sole (sol?) owner of a very large furnace, currently located 93,000,000 miles from her.
She says she's going to start charging the rest of us for using her property.
Here's the story.
Thank you, Kayden.