Climate Change 2001:
Working Group II: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability
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Figure 8-6:Regional insurance coverage for weather- and non-weather-related natural disasters, 1985-1999. The role of insurance in paying weather-related losses varies by event type and region, generally dominated by windstorm (Munich Re, 1999b). "Other" includes weather-related events such as wildfire, landslides, land subsidence,avalanches, extreme temperature events, droughts, lightning, frost, and ice/snow damages (Munich Re, 2000). The numbers generally include "captive" self-insurers but not the less-formal types of self-insurance. Total costs are higher than those summarized in Figure 8-1 because of the restriction ofFigure 8-1 losses to those from large catastrophic events. Rounding errors may appear in data labels.

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