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The Deadly Great Frost Of 1709 Is Still A Mystery

In 1709, people across Europe were faced with something dire: below-freezing temperatures that just didn't break. It lasted for months, and facing it had to seem apocalyptic. There was, after all, no global weather forecast that could assure them that it was going to get warm again — someday. There was just the cold, day after day. There was no system in place to warn them about it, either. One morning, everyone just woke up to a frozen world... and no one knows why...

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    The Deadly Great Frost Of 1709 Is Still A Mystery

    The Deadly Great Frost Of 1709 Is Still A Mystery

    In 1709, people across Europe were faced with something dire: below-freezing temperatures that just didn't break. It lasted for months, and facing it had to seem apocalyptic. There was, after all, no global weather forecast that could assure them that it was going to get warm again — someday. There was just the cold, day after day. There was no system in...

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