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Climate talks going down to the wire in Durban

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It's of course, the same old crowd who is blocking progress. Everyone knows that it will be difficult, but it has to happen. Rather than listening to the big polluters or religious extremists who don't believe in climate change, how about paying attention to scientists?

The United States, China and India could scuttle attempts to save the only treaty governing global warming, Europe's top negotiator said Friday hours before a 194-nation U.N. climate conference was to close.

After two weeks of negotiations, talks went through the night Thursday with delegates struggling to keep Durban from becoming the graveyard of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol on global warming.

"If there is no further movement from what I have seen until 4 o'clock this morning, then I must say I don't think that there will be a deal in Durban," said Connie Hedegaard, the European commissioner for climate action.

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