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Weather insurance Nov 19th 2012, 14:10 by T.R. | BERLIN IN INDIA, when monsoons are delayed and crops fail as a result, farmers often don’t know how to pay back the debts they have taken on to purchase seeds. More than 15,000 commit suicide every year. These fates are a shocking reminder of a global problem caused by global warming. Farming has always been a gamble, but the growing number of “unusual weather events”, as experts call them, make seeding and harvesting an even…

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