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it's something that he's been talking about a lot and so i'm not surprised that he just decide to go forward with it even despite everything going on. and i think that there is some sort of a future beyond our phones, right? we're not gonna just be using computers and phones and tvs for the rest of the time, you know, in the future, at some point something else is going to take over. i don't know what that is and never does mark zuckerberg. but he is betting that that, that the, the virtual worlds this met averse will be a part of that, ah, color that this is out here and these are the headlines, top oil and gas executives have denied misleading the public about climate change. the c o is of major oil companies appeared before the u. s. congress, and it's the 1st time they've testified under earth on subject u. s. president joe biden doesn't. yes. appear to have the full support of his
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party for his $1.00 trillion dollars spending bill. a group of democrats says it won't vote on the package without a separate $1.00 trillion dollar bill. these are not about left versus roy or moderate versus progressive or anything else to pitch americans against one. this is about competitiveness versus complacency, competitiveness versus complacency about expanding opportunity not opportunity didn't and i spoke leading the world. we're loading the world passes bar and the u. s. president low is now in rome, musing while leaders ahead of the g. 20 summit. he's also due to hold talks with the head of the catholic church and the coming hours after the to day to day gathering their he'll head to glasgow for you and climate. somers, nearly half a 1000000 homes in the australian state of victoria had been left without power after strong winds tore down electricity lines. the storm also damaged buildings
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and uprooted trees. some train services were suspended. several vaccination centers were closed. the espionage case against argentina's former present merits, your mockery has been suspended. he is accused of ordering intelligence agencies to spy on the families of crew members of a submarine that thank 4 years ago. rebels in ethiopia, tiegram region say at least 10 people, including 3 children, have been killed and another government air strike. the ethiopian army says it targeted a facility used by the to grind people's liberation front in the regional capital, mcclay government forces increased its air raids in the region over the past 2 weeks. despite international please. for a cease fire. facebook has changed its name. the parent company of the famous social media size is now called meta chief executive mark zak. a zak, a back says it reflects a future wild with far more online interaction. although the headlines i'll have
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more few here after planet s o s to stay with us world is experiencing unprecedented extreme weather. record temperature has been so glad you've been life for deteriorating. busy off, remember the quote running go world leaders of moving laws, go with the brutal thrush out a deal to slash women. fortunately, all over you and climate summit on al jazeera hello, welcome to this special episode of planet s o s were here in ebay and greece scene of those devastating wildfires in the summer. ah, it was a catastrophic yearly stream where the world wide, we look ahead to comp 26 that crucial you and climate summit and gloves. grand scotland is taking place next week. and from here in grace will be traveling to the
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coff havi in mountains and remain yet oh to hear the cool little wild largest area of virgin forest in europe under salt from illegal loggers and saving the sturgeon how in ancient fashion, struggling to survive alongside georgia's ambitious hydro electricity projects, the young polish activists hoping to protect the future. he doesn't feel this, this sense of the world just being destroyed that i see every day when i wake up and testing the i fly high on the crack, off in poland in one of the most polluted regions of your, ah, i the 1st typically you in climate summers do not attract the attention of the world at large, but this one has and primarily it's because of the extreme weather events we've been seeing this year. let's take a look this summer alone in the u. s. death valley, so the highest temperature ever recorded on us flooding in germany in belgium,
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killed more than 200 people. more flooding in china with passengers trapped on subway. trains and wild fonts raged in the us, canada and siberia. in europe, record heat waves calls widespread fires across turkey and greece. and here in area, the still picking up the pieces. in early august with temperatures at unseen eyes, wildfire ripped across southern europe. the land was parched and the fires quickly spread, nor the levia in greece was a hottest hit. inferno lost for 2 weeks, thousands were evacuated. today you can see what's left in the devastation in this area was total. people are well used to annual wildfires here, but not on this scale. not with this much last thousands of hector's of forest and livelihoods just incinerated. and because of the fires a new threat,
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as the rain comes so do floods and mudslides the fires of destroy the land, natural ability to withhold water, to act as a flood defense system. so now in periods of intense rain, the water just cascades offerings, hillsides so that using the dead trees, the shore of the soil and the land in these hard exhausting work, but vital to preserve what's left and encouraged. regeneration of the forest. innate that the devil to guy again about 8 there. you were trying to keep the soil in place as we don't want it to be carried away by heavy rainfall because their natural regeneration cannot take place. they slowly be carried into the creeks and that will create a huge problem causing flooding near by community. isn't it? a big part of evy as far as the economy has been obliterated. cost as i own use livelihood comes from his bees who make honey from the resin of pine trees or used
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to cost to shoot me. what's left of the dozens of hives he lost to the fires against the mirror. he had them alicia nevo. i feel sad that this once green forest has been burnt, and i find it difficult to figure out what we'll do and how be keeping can continue to exist on ebay. we will not be around when this forest is once again able to give us honey. so for us, our area has died. collecting pine reson was an important money on f, a farmers like george yas agnostic, but not in the mall. he also lost a fit of his goat, her to the fires. across the island, more animals died than survived. the political us of us, another good i such havoc on the destruction was great for farmers. buildings were burnt, animals were lost, and grazing land has disappeared. in other words, what we had here was last, many is need to go buy so that things can return to how they were from last
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livelihood to ruined homes. all this is the reality of a warming world. natural weather events made worse by climate change. city, when you come inside that you get a sense realization just how fast it must have been it living normally one band and the very next is all this torch than collapsed around you. everywhere you look as evidence of a life once lived to folk, o 10, o hannah. ornaments that presume we just sat on shells, an old book dentist. ah, this has been a seismic event that has changed lives, perhaps for a generation. but the forest will come back because nature always does. if humanity allows it to say,
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helping people adapt to and mitigate against extreme weather events that cause damage like this is a big part of the you and climate summit and glasgow next week. so what does success at comp $26.00 looked like? well, remember, the science says we need to prevent temperatures from rising beyond ideally one and a half degrees celsius. but the 2021 production report out last week shows current government plans will produce more than double the amounts of fossil fuels required to make that happen. so in class, we need a strong declaration that commit to net 0 emissions by 2050, as well as big reductions by 2030 developing nations. we want a considerable financial package to help them adapt. and that needs to be ambitious commitment to phasing out coal. and protecting forests editing shoulds and cop $26.00 will be deemed a failure. and then who knows what lies in store? ah
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so the major focus at $26.00 will be an attempt to set goals to end deforestation. first, of course are crucial for the health of the planet. i will come here to the co pay the mountains in romania, which is home to $1.00 of the largest remnants of virgin forest in europe, which is also under devastation is sold from illegal looking autumn carpets the hillsides, the multi hued canopy mocking the seasonal change of millennia, ancient, original forests sweeping across the copay, the mountains in eastern europe. it's been has since the ice age, a mosaic of habitat rich and life, and sheer natural for if the amazon rain forest is the lungs of the
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world, from the forest of the co pay, the mountains of a lungs of europe. they shock the c o 2 out of the atmosphere and put auction back into it. they regulate the water system. there's a vast, vast array of life here. in fact, the forests of the world to the most by adverse ecosystems on the plan, me out in these ones, prestige environment. life is the squeezed out or the so called can be mafia. ah, trees are being extracted illegally on an unprecedented scale by criminal gangs. and the locals who fight against it, paid the price meetings are frequent. the people, the murder to 6 forest ranges had been killed in the last few years, leading to recent process in the capital d caressed. oh, 1st hurry of petro smith to cool over red stag. going up part
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he tells me they used to be 50 or 60 in this area alone. so, but now it seems, there are none. me and this is why this area was legally logged 10 years ago and it ripped apart be a system where trees one stood for thousands of years. and there are abundant bio diversity as a don, it's all but a lifeless patchwork. but you can see this kind of station from the on the letter in a maps, you can see everything. it's impossible to believe that they didn't know they know, and they encourage and they took a lot of money. audio says it's clear who's to blame politicians, any good forrester and a professional that does studies and grew up into the forest and know what forestry means, can blame only the politicians. we spoke to the government and they told us combating
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illegal logging is one of the priorities of romania. it's a continuous action and we've already seen results. the working group has been set up which aims to increase the efficiency of solving criminal cases involving forestry crimes. as well as the specialization of environmental prosecutors we drove on through the forest along tracks and roads used in plain sight by the illegal loggers. ah, the people who live in the mountains is terrible. farmer and forest only conclusion says the whole community is affected by today for the import on the internet that they have been told for hundreds of years, we have managed the forest in a sustainable way. we take a small amount of wood for building and fire. it's very annoying that strangers come here from other countries and take away our way of life. i'm frightened of the people who steal to what i feel my family's in danger. because this is a mob like organization. the scale of loss is staggering. romania loses up to 9 hex
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is a far as per hour to illegal logging that contributes to the huge amount of forest loss globally. in fact, between 1990 in 2016, the world lost 1300000 square kilometers of forest, an area larger than south africa. and in 2020 tropical forest loss around the world equal the size of the netherlands. since humans started cutting down forests, 46 percent of trees have been found. mm. around the world 2020 was meant to be a landmark year in the fight against deforestation a year by which many countries have pledged to have or completely stop forest loss . but in fact, the plundering has increased here in romania. it's not too late yet. if not now, when we come to southern poland,
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the heart of the countries mining industry. the rich coal seems of felicia have long powered the country. economic engine today providing up to 50000 jobs. coal accounts for more than 2 thirds of the country's energy supply. the trouble is by 2049, coal is due to be phased out. and that presents a very real problem for the region and for the country as a whole across poland, coal heartlands. this is a familiar site every day of the year and has been for decades, power stations working non stop, to keep the country running. this is the biggest and most common polluting power plant, the whole of europe. it is a balance of power station and it accounts around a 5th, about 20 percent opponents total energy requirement and is fueled by this colossal pit my. we can see in front of his head and employs nearly 10000 people. ah, but everyone across the industry is deeply worried about the future as
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a transition to renewables means coal should be phased out entirely by 2049 at the latest. so the question is, what happens to the minus i met with mine and trade union offices. georgie abaca who was in the pits for 43 is he took me deep down, a decommissioned mine, which is more than 40 kilometers of underground tunnels and told me minus of word the coal faces here. sincerely 18 hundreds. now as the industry winds down 21st century minus, feel let down by the government ashes a sum of i am feeling for which i am. but if a prostate than i understand change is taking place in the money industry on necessary. but those changes have to put people 1st. it must be a just unfair transition, securing their existence. the money industry has long said the left, so our economy. and today money is being considered as something bad and problematic for the government. the green transition is
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a huge challenge. it admitted to al jazeera, it's unlikely to hit the 25th, the carbon neutral target, agreed by the e. u. i think for, for us, certainly it will be, it will be more difficult and than for orders. and it will certainly take us longer. it might be a few years beyond that. we haven't said that goal specifically in our, in our legislation today, we are currently working on, on a strategic until 2050, but it hasn't been finalized. i don't that stone certainly does. not make the full coming you in climate negotiations in glasgow any easier with their focus on the phasing out of co. a bad news too. because from a health perspective, the green transition cannot come soon enough. across poland, toxic colson, willows from millions of chimney tops. and this at a time when the world health organization says it,
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air pollution is more dangerous than previously thought. killing an estimated $7000000.00 people a year in poland itself. air pollution causes $45000.00 premature deaths each year, while the country has some of the most polluted air in europe. and 36 of europe's 50 most polluted cities are in the country. but in the ones badly polluted city of crack of science is hitching a ride into the evening sky. every time this sight, seeing balloon goes up on both senses, sent air pollution measurements down in 2019 city authorities band. the burning of fossil fuels within city limits and the effects have been immediate. we see yeah, great, changing the city. the quality of the air is say, improving cra, city outdoors. the city is pushing to hurry, much pressure to it would use the amy since the crack of experience demonstrates
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the possibilities ahead for code phase out coal, you slash emissions clean out the air at the same time, the getting there is a challenge salisia the regional, the re front light of that green energy transition. and is that transition gathers pace? of course, all forms of renewable energy needs to be wrapped up from solar to winds, even the whole debate over nuclear power. and we're going to focus now on hydro power. and the problem with that is that as we build more dams, it takes its toll on the natural world. robin for our share. walker reports now from georgia. if you could travel path through the mists of time, say around 200000000 years, you would find fish remarkably like the ones swimming the present today. daughters of the really river here, those special special fun in though a war of the we're in dinosaurs. this touches we're also living
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here. so this is my little responsibility for this living link to pre history rests on to moon as young shoulders a ph. d student and conservation officer with foreigner and flora international. 5 critically endangered species of sturgeon still spawn in the rony. that is the travel ups tree you from the black sea to lay their wrecks. but upstream numerous times have contributed to that trusty decline. this one is developed seeking hydropower cascade completed in 1097. it stopped fish from reaching spawning grounds that had existed for millennia hydropower. so very me probably for sure this pardon spawning grounds. i the chris that oh and now it's only 9 kilometer in the past. it was more of a 50 measure,
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temporary child. the water to understand is the threat needs more data said. ringback again is going to help. he remembers the denny's when the sturgeon lodge and plentiful, catching them now is illegal. but if method locals know who to call our law, your mom is not from one i. we keep is alive, put it to the basket, and white the to moon, all the others. they'll come take a sample and let them go. said in fish, rubies, back into the river. that's delivering results. one species is thought to be extinct has been we discovered the so called the ship sturgeon. but dna analysis also has revealed acquiring trend hybrid individuals, which can no longer will produce a still species which interbred. they don't have enough spawning
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grounds. also they are not a lot individual us and they cannot find the same species. ringback ringback man's intervention is everywhere. here the river has been diverted to reduce seasonal flooding. this loose gates used to be used for quite a different purpose. if closed you could trap migrating sturgeon and they could be caught far more easily. well, thanks to observe is on the ground. those kinds of big fishing events are far less common. 12 monitors now patrol a 92 kilometer stretch of the rony. last year kennedy's team uncovered a $22.00 incidents of poaching, including this brig of hooks designed to snag sturgeon on the river bed. the cisco that's in my worker on its own gosh, live at the live without going through. we are in contact with each other over the phone. we pass on information. what is happening in our area, or if a boat goes by,
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i will tell the others where it went in which direction, and we will react so that if something illegal is happening, we can stop it. the sturgeon ah, now better protected and better understood. but george is government once more, hydro power on this river, not less. their survival still hangs in the balance. the battle to change the way we are the world mobilized as mass climate youth movement, his actions resonates around the world. we voted 3 of ponens. you guys of us citizens and video clips of some key players in the climate conversation. my name is them ye, can i 19 years old and i got into climate activism at the beginning of the pandemic because i also just wanted speed assertion to all the grace that were facing. hi,
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my name is what's yeah. and 16 and i joined the climate mover and 2 years ago i michel, i am an 1000 years old and i knew came when i came in and moved in for about 3 years. there are further rises in temperatures that are already baked in. my friends baked is the word we keep on the current track than the temperatures will go up by $2.00 degrees or more by the end of the century. never mind what that will do. add to the ice flows dissolving like ice in your martini here in a new york. when i hear this, i feel no hope to neighbors. johnson, just as his fellow prime ministers, presidents across the world, they are and detached from the reality and do not treat the crisis that we are facing seriously. he meets with so many people and, and that he makes jokes about how the glaciers are will melt like, like ice in martini. i mean, that's that just said, naughty build
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a good you all commitment to fighting fires and deforestation is strong. we recently recorded a 28 percent decrease in deforestation and burning in the region, but even then we criticized valuable scenario as a climate denial. and or what he does is, or he commits eco site and he, he lies straight into our faces. and he, he doesn't care about indigenous people off. i'm as own an unprecedented flashlights in new york and new jersey. is yet another more reminder, it is. extreme storm in the climate crisis. crisis are here. he is a man of the seventy's, you know, and who knows, how long will he be able to to live on this planet? i won't be living here for decades, but he is the one empower and he doesn't feel the fear that i feel he doesn't feel
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this, this sense of, you know, the world just just being destroyed that i see every day when i wake up. when the climate crisis came to them, when the climate crisis started to threaten their homes like their country, now they're starting to treat. it's a seriously when for a lot of years, climate crisis was a relative for millions of people in the global. so there is no planet b, there is no plan and blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, i think the blah, blah, blah, sums up a lot. i think it is a 100 percent representation of what the politicians across our country. but across the world are giving us at the moment is just blah blah blades emptiness. it's nothing. see was just so sarcastic at the beginning and i quite like that because and she played the same game asa, our politicians do. and when she said, blah,
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blah, blah, ah, that was what i hear when politicians say something about climate blue, chemical 26 is very important because, ah, we don't have any more time for either a 25 cops like this. is there any hope for cough? i think yes because there will be a lot of people from our climate move went and i, i and i just can't wait to, i feel the power of the people as long as they will be sticking to those fairy tales. and we will not see crime and action that we have the right to see and that we demand from the world leaders will not see just as being implemented will not see climate being treated seriously. the only hope i see is in the movement and the people that treat this whole situation with the severity that it deserves the youth, we would very much driving the impetus for global change. well that's it for this
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episode of canada. so as next stop by crucial climate summit in glasgow with you see is a great deal at state street, whether to water shortages to destruction of the environment through air pollution . and songs tells us this is a fundamental moment relation to the world. a last chance perhaps to pull out of his head long dive into the climate crisis, was altering the very nature of the world we live. mm. ah. facing longer house and shorter deadlines. south korean delivery drivers are literally being worked to death. one 0 one, east explorer, the dark side of consumer convenience and south korea on al jazeera. ah bottles in cameron's rivers come on england.
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st. plastic is everywhere. but if cloth holes can be fishing boats and bubble gum, wellington boots. what model can be done with this plague polymers, earth ry, reimagining class day on al jazeera. a lot of the stories that we cover heidi complex, so it's very important that we make them as understandable as we can do as many people as possible no matter how much they know about a given crisis or issue with the smell of death is overpowering as al jazeera correspondence, that's what we strive to do. the climate is changing every year for millions of years, decades of talk, but little action is all about distract, create confusion to crate, smoke and mirrors the shocking truth about how the climate debate has been
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systematically subverted. the oil industry was a main bank roller or opposition to clock back the campaign against the climate. do you think that's a bad thing? more shooting and did was hears it? absolutely. on august here, ah, top us oil executives testify before a congressional committee. they're accused of contributing to climate change and covering it up. ah, hello there, i'm mr. zito. this is al jazeera live from dar huh. also coming up, joe biden struggles to unite democrats behind his spending plan divisions,
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cause and other delay as he heads for the g 20 summit. argentina's, former president is facing espionage charges. murray to your mockery is.


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