Someone must be wrong about solar weather

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Posted at 07:00 on 17 June 2010

The Daily Telegraph reliably informs us that we should expect the mother of all solar storms in 2013, which will unleash power cuts, the apocalypse, and Visual SourceSafe on us all.

New Scientist, meanwhile, reliably informs us that not only is the sun unusually quiet at the moment, with its current solar minimum carrying on much longer than normal, but that it could possibly remain that way for much of the rest of the 21st century.

One of them must be wrong.