Global warming

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This Aug. 28, 2011 file photo shows a bicyclist making his way past a stranded taxi on a flooded New York City Street as Tropical Storm Irene passes through the city. Global warming-fueled sea level rise over the next century could at least flood 3.7 million people in the US, according to a new method of looking at flood risk published in two scientific papers.  (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File)

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Global warming is leading to such severe storms, droughts and heat waves that nations should prepare for an unprecedented onslaught of deadly and costly weather disasters, an international panel of climate scientists said in a report issued earlier this year.

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