Choose hope or cli­mate sur­ren­der, says UN chief

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MADRID: Con­fronted with a cli­mate cri­sis threat­en­ing civil­i­sa­tion it­self, hu­man­ity must choose be­tween hope and sur­ren­der, UN chief An­to­nio Guter­res told the open­ing ple­nary of a UN cli­mate con­fer­ence on Mon­day.

“One is the path of sur­ren­der, where we have sleep­walked past the point of no re­turn, jeop­ar­dis­ing the health and safety of ev­ery­one on this planet,” Guter­res said.

“Do we re­ally want to be re­mem­bered as the gen­er­a­tion that buried its head in the sand, that fid­dled while the planet burned?” US Con­gres­sional leader Nancy Pelosi told the “COP25” con­fer­ence that the world could still count on the United States de­spite Pres­i­dent Donald Trump’s de­ci­sion to pull out of the Paris Agree­ment.

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