A child enjoys a fountain July 30 in Bucharest, Romania, shortly before a thunderstorm. Southern Romania was affected by a heat wave with temperatures of up to 40 Centigrade, 104 Fahrenheit, in some areas. Researchers with the United States and British governments concluded Thursday Sept. 5, 2013, that climate change had made these events more likely: U.S. heat waves, superstorm Sandy flooding, shrinking Arctic sea ice, drought in Europe's Iberian peninsula, and extreme rainfall in Australia and New Zealand.

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