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Study finds extreme weather events on the rise

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New research has concluded that extreme weather events such as droughts and floods are becoming more common, The Guardian reported.

Climate scientists in Germany found that since 2000 there have been an "exceptional number of summer weather extremes." The heat waves in Russia in 2010, which claimed 50,000 lives, and in western Europe during 2003, which claimed 30,000 lives, were the result of blocking patterns, where hot or wet weather remains stuck over an area for weeks.

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