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              This Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 photo shows a boat stranded on the bottom of the dam Paljurci, near Bogdanci in southeastern Macedonia. The Paljurci dam, planned to irrigate land in the s

    This Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 photo shows a boat stranded on the bottom of the dam Paljurci, near Bogdanci in southeastern Macedonia. The Paljurci dam, planned to irrigate land in the s

    Posted: 8/23/2012 12:58:52 PM EST
    This Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 photo shows a boat stranded on the bottom of the dam Paljurci, near Bogdanci in southeastern Macedonia. The Paljurci dam, planned to irrigate land in the surrounding area, is almost empty due to the long period without rain in this Balkan country. This year, farmers all over the Balkans are turning to God for help. After the harshest winter in decades, the Balkans in the southeast of Europe is now facing its hottest summer and the worst drought in what officials across the region say is nearly 40 years. The record-setting average temperatures _ which scientists say have been steadily rising over the past years as the result of the global warming _ have ravaged crops, vegetable, fruit and power production in the region which is already badly hit by the global economic crisis. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)
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              This Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 photo shows a boat stranded on the bottom of the dam Paljurci, near Bogdanci in southeastern Macedonia. The Paljurci dam, planned to irrigate land in the s

    This Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 photo shows a boat stranded on the bottom of the dam Paljurci, near Bogdanci in southeastern Macedonia. The Paljurci dam, planned to irrigate land in the s

    Posted: 8/23/2012 12:58:52 PM EST
    This Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 photo shows a boat stranded on the bottom of the dam Paljurci, near Bogdanci in southeastern Macedonia. The Paljurci dam, planned to irrigate land in the surrounding area, is almost empty due to the long period without rain in this Balkan country. This year, farmers all over the Balkans are turning to God for help. After the harshest winter in decades, the Balkans in the southeast of Europe is now facing its hottest summer and the worst drought in what officials across the region say is nearly 40 years. The record-setting average temperatures _ which scientists say have been steadily rising over the past years as the result of the global warming _ have ravaged crops, vegetable, fruit and power production in the region which is already badly hit by the global economic crisis. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)
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              This Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 photo shows poor quality corn harvested from a field in the village of Trstenica, some 40 kilometers west of  Belgrade, Serbia. This year, farmers all over

    This Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 photo shows poor quality corn harvested from a field in the village of Trstenica, some 40 kilometers west of Belgrade, Serbia. This year, farmers all over

    Posted: 8/23/2012 12:58:51 PM EST
    This Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 photo shows poor quality corn harvested from a field in the village of Trstenica, some 40 kilometers west of Belgrade, Serbia. This year, farmers all over the Balkans are turning to God for help. After the harshest winter in decades, the Balkans in the southeast of Europe is now facing its hottest summer and the worst drought in what officials across the region say is nearly 40 years. The record-setting average temperatures _ which scientists say have been steadily rising over the past years as the result of the global warming _ have ravaged crops, vegetable, fruit and power production in the region which is already badly hit by the global economic crisis. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
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              This Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 photo shows poor quality corn harvested from a field in the village of Trstenica, some 40 kilometers west of  Belgrade, Serbia. This year, farmers all over

    This Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 photo shows poor quality corn harvested from a field in the village of Trstenica, some 40 kilometers west of Belgrade, Serbia. This year, farmers all over

    Posted: 8/23/2012 12:58:51 PM EST
    This Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 photo shows poor quality corn harvested from a field in the village of Trstenica, some 40 kilometers west of Belgrade, Serbia. This year, farmers all over the Balkans are turning to God for help. After the harshest winter in decades, the Balkans in the southeast of Europe is now facing its hottest summer and the worst drought in what officials across the region say is nearly 40 years. The record-setting average temperatures _ which scientists say have been steadily rising over the past years as the result of the global warming _ have ravaged crops, vegetable, fruit and power production in the region which is already badly hit by the global economic crisis. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
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              Dried sunflowers are seen in a field near the Bulgarian capital Sofia, Thursday, Aug 23, 2012  After the harshest winter in decades, the Balkans in the southeast of Europe is now facing

    Dried sunflowers are seen in a field near the Bulgarian capital Sofia, Thursday, Aug 23, 2012 After the harshest winter in decades, the Balkans in the southeast of Europe is now facing

    Posted: 8/23/2012 12:58:49 PM EST
    Dried sunflowers are seen in a field near the Bulgarian capital Sofia, Thursday, Aug 23, 2012 After the harshest winter in decades, the Balkans in the southeast of Europe is now facing its hottest summer and the worst drought in what officials across the region say is nearly 40 years. The record-setting average temperatures which scientists say have been steadily rising over the past years as the result of the global warming have ravaged crops, vegetable, fruit and power production in the region which is already badly hit by the global economic crisis.. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)
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              Dried sunflowers are seen in a field near the Bulgarian capital Sofia, Thursday, Aug 23, 2012  After the harshest winter in decades, the Balkans in the southeast of Europe is now facing

    Dried sunflowers are seen in a field near the Bulgarian capital Sofia, Thursday, Aug 23, 2012 After the harshest winter in decades, the Balkans in the southeast of Europe is now facing

    Posted: 8/23/2012 12:58:49 PM EST
    Dried sunflowers are seen in a field near the Bulgarian capital Sofia, Thursday, Aug 23, 2012 After the harshest winter in decades, the Balkans in the southeast of Europe is now facing its hottest summer and the worst drought in what officials across the region say is nearly 40 years. The record-setting average temperatures which scientists say have been steadily rising over the past years as the result of the global warming have ravaged crops, vegetable, fruit and power production in the region which is already badly hit by the global economic crisis.. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)
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              This Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 photo shows the dry cracked earth and poor quality corn produced in a field in the village of Trstenica, some 40 kilometers west of  Belgrade, Serbia. This

    This Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 photo shows the dry cracked earth and poor quality corn produced in a field in the village of Trstenica, some 40 kilometers west of Belgrade, Serbia. This

    Posted: 8/23/2012 6:53:30 AM EST
    This Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 photo shows the dry cracked earth and poor quality corn produced in a field in the village of Trstenica, some 40 kilometers west of Belgrade, Serbia. This year, farmers all over the Balkans are turning to God for help. After the harshest winter in decades, the Balkans in the southeast of Europe is now facing its hottest summer and the worst drought in what officials across the region say is nearly 40 years. The record-setting average temperatures _ which scientists say have been steadily rising over the past years as the result of the global warming _ have ravaged crops, vegetable, fruit and power production in the region which is already badly hit by the global economic crisis. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
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              This Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 photo shows the dry cracked earth and poor quality corn produced in a field in the village of Trstenica, some 40 kilometers west of  Belgrade, Serbia. This

    This Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 photo shows the dry cracked earth and poor quality corn produced in a field in the village of Trstenica, some 40 kilometers west of Belgrade, Serbia. This

    Posted: 8/23/2012 6:53:30 AM EST
    This Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 photo shows the dry cracked earth and poor quality corn produced in a field in the village of Trstenica, some 40 kilometers west of Belgrade, Serbia. This year, farmers all over the Balkans are turning to God for help. After the harshest winter in decades, the Balkans in the southeast of Europe is now facing its hottest summer and the worst drought in what officials across the region say is nearly 40 years. The record-setting average temperatures _ which scientists say have been steadily rising over the past years as the result of the global warming _ have ravaged crops, vegetable, fruit and power production in the region which is already badly hit by the global economic crisis. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
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              This Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 photo shows wilted sunflowers in a field in the village of Trstenica, some 40 kilometers west of  Belgrade, Serbia. This year, farmers all over the Balkans

    This Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 photo shows wilted sunflowers in a field in the village of Trstenica, some 40 kilometers west of Belgrade, Serbia. This year, farmers all over the Balkans

    Posted: 8/23/2012 6:53:30 AM EST
    This Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 photo shows wilted sunflowers in a field in the village of Trstenica, some 40 kilometers west of Belgrade, Serbia. This year, farmers all over the Balkans are turning to God for help. After the harshest winter in decades, the Balkans in the southeast of Europe is now facing its hottest summer and the worst drought in what officials across the region say is nearly 40 years. The record-setting average temperatures _ which scientists say have been steadily rising over the past years as the result of the global warming _ have ravaged crops, vegetable, fruit and power production in the region which is already badly hit by the global economic crisis. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
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              This Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 photo shows wilted sunflowers in a field in the village of Trstenica, some 40 kilometers west of  Belgrade, Serbia. This year, farmers all over the Balkans

    This Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 photo shows wilted sunflowers in a field in the village of Trstenica, some 40 kilometers west of Belgrade, Serbia. This year, farmers all over the Balkans

    Posted: 8/23/2012 6:53:30 AM EST
    This Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 photo shows wilted sunflowers in a field in the village of Trstenica, some 40 kilometers west of Belgrade, Serbia. This year, farmers all over the Balkans are turning to God for help. After the harshest winter in decades, the Balkans in the southeast of Europe is now facing its hottest summer and the worst drought in what officials across the region say is nearly 40 years. The record-setting average temperatures _ which scientists say have been steadily rising over the past years as the result of the global warming _ have ravaged crops, vegetable, fruit and power production in the region which is already badly hit by the global economic crisis. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
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              This Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 photo shows Serbian farmer Ljubisav Tomic showing poor quality corn produced in his field in the village of Trstenica, some 40 kilometers west of  Belgrade

    This Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 photo shows Serbian farmer Ljubisav Tomic showing poor quality corn produced in his field in the village of Trstenica, some 40 kilometers west of Belgrade

    Posted: 8/23/2012 6:53:30 AM EST
    This Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 photo shows Serbian farmer Ljubisav Tomic showing poor quality corn produced in his field in the village of Trstenica, some 40 kilometers west of Belgrade, Serbia. This year, farmers all over the Balkans are turning to God for help. After the harshest winter in decades, the Balkans in the southeast of Europe is now facing its hottest summer and the worst drought in what officials across the region say is nearly 40 years. The record-setting average temperatures _ which scientists say have been steadily rising over the past years as the result of the global warming _ have ravaged crops, vegetable, fruit and power production in the region which is already badly hit by the global economic crisis. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
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              This Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 photo shows Serbian farmer Ljubisav Tomic showing poor quality corn produced in his field in the village of Trstenica, some 40 kilometers west of  Belgrade

    This Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 photo shows Serbian farmer Ljubisav Tomic showing poor quality corn produced in his field in the village of Trstenica, some 40 kilometers west of Belgrade

    Posted: 8/23/2012 6:53:30 AM EST
    This Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 photo shows Serbian farmer Ljubisav Tomic showing poor quality corn produced in his field in the village of Trstenica, some 40 kilometers west of Belgrade, Serbia. This year, farmers all over the Balkans are turning to God for help. After the harshest winter in decades, the Balkans in the southeast of Europe is now facing its hottest summer and the worst drought in what officials across the region say is nearly 40 years. The record-setting average temperatures _ which scientists say have been steadily rising over the past years as the result of the global warming _ have ravaged crops, vegetable, fruit and power production in the region which is already badly hit by the global economic crisis. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
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              This Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 photo shows Serbian farmer Radovan Krstic looking at the poor quality corn harvested from his field in the village of Trstenica, some 40 kilometers west of

    This Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 photo shows Serbian farmer Radovan Krstic looking at the poor quality corn harvested from his field in the village of Trstenica, some 40 kilometers west of

    Posted: 8/23/2012 6:53:30 AM EST
    This Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 photo shows Serbian farmer Radovan Krstic looking at the poor quality corn harvested from his field in the village of Trstenica, some 40 kilometers west of Belgrade, Serbia. After the harshest winter in decades, the Balkans in the southeast of Europe is now facing its hottest summer and the worst drought in what officials across the region say is nearly 40 years. The record-setting average temperatures _ which scientists say have been steadily rising over the past years as the result of the global warming _ have ravaged crops, vegetable, fruit and power production in the region which is already badly hit by the global economic crisis. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
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              This Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 photo shows Serbian farmer Radovan Krstic looking at the poor quality corn harvested from his field in the village of Trstenica, some 40 kilometers west of

    This Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 photo shows Serbian farmer Radovan Krstic looking at the poor quality corn harvested from his field in the village of Trstenica, some 40 kilometers west of

    Posted: 8/23/2012 6:53:30 AM EST
    This Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 photo shows Serbian farmer Radovan Krstic looking at the poor quality corn harvested from his field in the village of Trstenica, some 40 kilometers west of Belgrade, Serbia. After the harshest winter in decades, the Balkans in the southeast of Europe is now facing its hottest summer and the worst drought in what officials across the region say is nearly 40 years. The record-setting average temperatures _ which scientists say have been steadily rising over the past years as the result of the global warming _ have ravaged crops, vegetable, fruit and power production in the region which is already badly hit by the global economic crisis. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
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              This Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 photo shows poor quality corn harvested from a field in the village of Trstenica, some 40 kilometers west of  Belgrade, Serbia. This year, farmers all over

    This Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 photo shows poor quality corn harvested from a field in the village of Trstenica, some 40 kilometers west of Belgrade, Serbia. This year, farmers all over

    Posted: 8/23/2012 6:53:30 AM EST
    This Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 photo shows poor quality corn harvested from a field in the village of Trstenica, some 40 kilometers west of Belgrade, Serbia. This year, farmers all over the Balkans are turning to God for help. After the harshest winter in decades, the Balkans in the southeast of Europe is now facing its hottest summer and the worst drought in what officials across the region say is nearly 40 years. The record-setting average temperatures _ which scientists say have been steadily rising over the past years as the result of the global warming _ have ravaged crops, vegetable, fruit and power production in the region which is already badly hit by the global economic crisis. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
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              This Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 photo shows poor quality corn harvested from a field in the village of Trstenica, some 40 kilometers west of  Belgrade, Serbia. This year, farmers all over

    This Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 photo shows poor quality corn harvested from a field in the village of Trstenica, some 40 kilometers west of Belgrade, Serbia. This year, farmers all over

    Posted: 8/23/2012 6:53:30 AM EST
    This Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 photo shows poor quality corn harvested from a field in the village of Trstenica, some 40 kilometers west of Belgrade, Serbia. This year, farmers all over the Balkans are turning to God for help. After the harshest winter in decades, the Balkans in the southeast of Europe is now facing its hottest summer and the worst drought in what officials across the region say is nearly 40 years. The record-setting average temperatures _ which scientists say have been steadily rising over the past years as the result of the global warming _ have ravaged crops, vegetable, fruit and power production in the region which is already badly hit by the global economic crisis. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
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              FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 file photo, pedestrians use an elevated makeshift walkway to avoid the floodwaters in Bangkok, Thailand. The year 2011 brought a record heat wave

    FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 file photo, pedestrians use an elevated makeshift walkway to avoid the floodwaters in Bangkok, Thailand. The year 2011 brought a record heat wave

    Posted: 7/10/2012 4:58:31 PM EST
    FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 file photo, pedestrians use an elevated makeshift walkway to avoid the floodwaters in Bangkok, Thailand. The year 2011 brought a record heat wave to Texas, massive floods in Bangkok and an unusually warm November in England. How much has global warming boosted the chances of events like that? Quite a lot in Texas and England, but apparently not at all in Bangkok, according to new analyses released Tuesday, July 10, 2012. It found no sign that climate change played a role in that event, noting that the amount of rainfall was not very unusual. The scale of the flooding was influenced more by factors like reservoir operation policies, researchers wrote. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
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              FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 file photo, pedestrians use an elevated makeshift walkway to avoid the floodwaters in Bangkok, Thailand. The year 2011 brought a record heat wave

    FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 file photo, pedestrians use an elevated makeshift walkway to avoid the floodwaters in Bangkok, Thailand. The year 2011 brought a record heat wave

    Posted: 7/10/2012 4:58:31 PM EST
    FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 file photo, pedestrians use an elevated makeshift walkway to avoid the floodwaters in Bangkok, Thailand. The year 2011 brought a record heat wave to Texas, massive floods in Bangkok and an unusually warm November in England. How much has global warming boosted the chances of events like that? Quite a lot in Texas and England, but apparently not at all in Bangkok, according to new analyses released Tuesday, July 10, 2012. It found no sign that climate change played a role in that event, noting that the amount of rainfall was not very unusual. The scale of the flooding was influenced more by factors like reservoir operation policies, researchers wrote. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
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              FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011 file photo, Texas State Park police officer Thomas Bigham walks across the cracked lake bed of O.C. Fisher Lake in San Angelo, Texas. A combinatio

    FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011 file photo, Texas State Park police officer Thomas Bigham walks across the cracked lake bed of O.C. Fisher Lake in San Angelo, Texas. A combinatio

    Posted: 7/10/2012 4:58:31 PM EST
    FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011 file photo, Texas State Park police officer Thomas Bigham walks across the cracked lake bed of O.C. Fisher Lake in San Angelo, Texas. A combination of the long periods of 100-plus degree days and the lack of rain in the drought-stricken region has dried up the lake that once spanned over 5400 acres. The year 2011 brought a record heat wave to Texas, massive floods in Bangkok and an unusually warm November in England. How much has global warming boosted the chances of events like that? Quite a lot in Texas and England, but apparently not at all in Bangkok, according to new analyses released Tuesday, July 10, 2012. Researchers calculated that global warming has made such a Texas heat wave about 20 times more likely to happen during a La Nina year. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
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              FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011 file photo, Texas State Park police officer Thomas Bigham walks across the cracked lake bed of O.C. Fisher Lake in San Angelo, Texas. A combinatio

    FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011 file photo, Texas State Park police officer Thomas Bigham walks across the cracked lake bed of O.C. Fisher Lake in San Angelo, Texas. A combinatio

    Posted: 7/10/2012 4:58:31 PM EST
    FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011 file photo, Texas State Park police officer Thomas Bigham walks across the cracked lake bed of O.C. Fisher Lake in San Angelo, Texas. A combination of the long periods of 100-plus degree days and the lack of rain in the drought-stricken region has dried up the lake that once spanned over 5400 acres. The year 2011 brought a record heat wave to Texas, massive floods in Bangkok and an unusually warm November in England. How much has global warming boosted the chances of events like that? Quite a lot in Texas and England, but apparently not at all in Bangkok, according to new analyses released Tuesday, July 10, 2012. Researchers calculated that global warming has made such a Texas heat wave about 20 times more likely to happen during a La Nina year. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)