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The world is on a 'highway to climate hell,' says U.N. chief

Developing country leaders seek 'loss and damage' compensation

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the world is "on a highway to climate hell with our foot still on the accelerator."   © Reuters

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt -- Warning that humanity is on a "highway to climate hell," the United Nations chief on Monday pleaded with the world to act before it's too late. 

"A window of opportunity remains open, but only a narrow shaft of light remains," Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said, addressing the U.N. climate summit. "The global climate fight will be won or lost in this crucial decade -- on our watch. One thing is certain: those that give up are sure to lose."

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