Have you seen the beginning of the movie 2012? The premise is quite interesting as it comes closer to reality than we at first thought. Does that mean that the rest of the movies predictions are also correct? Not really. But the main point is that the suns continued eruptions are starting to alter what we know as matter. Its not the end of the world unless we decide to go into fear and make it so. It is a clearly an evolutionary process that will take everything to the next level. It could be said that the lump of coal is turning into a diamond right before your eyes!
Enjoy the ride!