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File: in this photo taken Wednesday, June 2, 2010 two African penguins bask in the sun at the South African Foundation for the conservation of Coastal Birds care center in Cape Town, South Africa. Because of climate change one could not imageine the Cape of Good Hope without penguins. Climate change could mean unthinkable loss for South Africa, which hosts talks on global warming that will bring government negotiators, scientists and lobbyists from around the world to the coastal city of Durban next week. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam-File)

File: in this photo taken Wednesday, June 2, 2010 two African penguins bask in the sun at the South African Foundation for the conservation of Coastal Birds care center in Cape Town, South Africa. Because of climate change one could not imageine the Cape of Good Hope without penguins. Climate change could mean unthinkable loss for South Africa, which hosts talks on global warming that will bring government negotiators, scientists and lobbyists from around the world to the coastal city of Durban next week. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam-File)

Global warming

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.