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El Niño Does Bring Floods And Drought, But There's A Silver Lining

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Melbourne visitors and residents took to the waters of Australia's St. Kilda Beach in January 2013 to escape a fierce heat wave. Scott Barbour/Getty Images hide caption

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When Can A Big Storm Or Drought Be Blamed On Climate Change?

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Robert Vick, in an undated photo provided by Kentucky Department of Corrections. After a cold night and day, he asked to be put back in prison. AP hide caption

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