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Most scientists still say noMost scientists still say no it doesn't. However, there is new research and increasing evidence that it does. The solar flares affect the outer layer of the atmosphere. Newer computer models show that these changes in the outer layer affect the entire sky, including the winds and weather over the tropical Pacific. El Ninos are much less common and fail more frequently when the sun is at its peak.

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