Loss and damage: Fight over human harm, huge climate costs


              FILE - Residents push a boat through a flooded street to rescue a neighbor unable to leave his home on his own during a tropical cyclone in Havana, Cuba, June 3, 2022. Loss and damage is the human side of a contentious issue that will likely dominate climate negotiations in Egypt. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
            
              FILE - Munju, 82, sits in a cyclone center in Khulna, Bangladesh, during Tropical Storm Sitrang on Oct. 24, 2022. Her family members carried her to the center as she is unable to move by herself. Loss and damage is the human side of a contentious issue that will likely dominate climate negotiations in Egypt. (AP Photo/Fatima Tuj Johora, File)
            
              FILE - Activist Elizabeth Wathuti from Kenia talks to the media at the Garzweiler open-cast coal mine near Luetzerath, western Germany, Oct. 16, 2022. In India, it's record heat connected to climate change that caused deaths and ruined crops. “Loss and damage is going to be the priority and the defining factor of whether or not COP27 succeeds,” Wathuti said. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
            
              FILE - Flood affected people stand in a long line with utensils to get food distributed by Pakistani Army troops in a flood-hit area in Rajanpur, district of Punjab, Pakistan, Aug. 27, 2022. Loss and damage is the human side of a contentious issue that will likely dominate climate negotiations in Egypt. Extreme weather is worsening as the world warms, with a study calculating that human-caused climate change increased Pakistan’s flood-causing rain by up to 50%. (AP Photo/Asim Tanveer, File)