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    I found this, which is quite disturbing:

    Bringing Climate Change Disaster Into The Boardroom
    Author: Mairi Dupar, CDKN Global Public Affairs Coordinator

    2011 was the costliest year on record for disasters, with estimated global losses of £234billion (US$380 billion), it states. Losses from extreme weather-related disasters are doubling every 12 years as more people and assets are in harm’s way and the effects of climate change bite.

    Perhaps most alarmingly for the global business and finance communities, climate-related disaster losses – in economic terms – are growing faster than increases in per capita Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in many regions.

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    by jamess on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 09:56:22 PM PDT

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