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  1. Temperature anomalies, Jul-Aug 2009, from NOAA/NCDC

    The cool summer that wasn't

    If you’re a gardener in New England, you might remember the wet, cool summer of 2009 for its tomatoes and potatoes, ravaged by the earliest and most widespread “late blight” on record. If you’re from south Texas, you were probably just trying to keep green things alive.

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  2. Illustration of two suns with yellow streams spiraling out and the earth

    More to Solar Cycle than Sunspots; Sun Also Bombards Earth with High-Speed Streams of Wind

    Challenging conventional wisdom, new research finds that the number of sunspots provides an incomplete measure of changes in the Sun's impact on Earth over the course of the 11-year solar cycle.

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