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Counting the Cost
The cost of climate change
We look at the impact of extreme weather conditions and natural disasters on the world economy.
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2011 13:28

Freak weather and natural disasters seem to be on the rise. Over the past 50 years, severe weather patterns have cost 800,000 lives and a trillion dollars in economic losses. A new report puts much of the blame on climate change and the failure of nations to whittle down carbon emissions. So, what is the economic cost of climate change?  

Also on the programme: In India the cost of living is running higher than anywhere else in Asia - interest rates are on the rise and growth is likely to decline. We look at the people most affected.

And, Qatar's big Libya adventure - could it be a step too far for the little Gulf emirate as it seeks a bigger global role?

  

Counting the Cost can be seen each week at the following times GMT: Friday: 2230; Saturday: 0930; Sunday: 0330; Monday: 1630.

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