Here are three stories that we found particularly interesting this week and why. We also give our lateral thought on each one.
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Staying above water: a systemic response to rising flood risk.
This is the title of a recently published report from Marsh McLennan. It highlights the alarming rate at which flood risk is growing globally, estimating that currently 18% of the global population is exposed. Even limiting post-industrial average global temperature rises to 2oC could double that percentage.
The key message from the report is that given the lack of resilience to recent events, lead author Swenja Surminski argues that "society must urgently transform its approach to flood risk management."