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Catastrophe figures for 2008 confirm that climate agreement is urgently needed, says insurance giant

A large number of tropical cyclones and the earthquake in Sichuan made 2008 one of the most devastating years on record, with more than 220,000 killed and losses totalling $200bn.

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