It's said that information is never destroyed ( I know there is some controversy here regarding black hole information loss but let's put that aside for the moment). But what about created? I information a conserved quantity for the universe as a whole? Is there a consensus on this issue? It seems that information increases naturally in the universe, think of sunspot forming on the sun , this is information for those wishing to protect the power grid from flares. So that would mean information is not conserved. But I appreciate my understanding of the subject is limited so if there's anyone that can enlighten me, would be very grateful.