Rising sea levels rank as the greatest climate change threat, according to new analysis from Guy Carpenter & Co. LLC, a global risk and reinsurance specialist.

In the developed world, water conservation, flood control, sustainable agriculture and land-use planning are suggested as adaptation measures, as are improving resiliency to wind and flood events to reduce the financial and social risks and impacts associated with catastrophic events. This is especially important for developing countries, which is where more than 95 percent of weather-related fatalities occur.

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