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that's. right. because the. forest. plants. commitments to reduce carbon emissions are expected as u.s. president joe biden hosts. a climate summit today the aim to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees celsius to avoid catastrophic climate change the u.s. china and the e.u. are set to announce a significant reduction in carbon emissions by 2030 to make that happen india made . pledges in the past but his campaigning for aid from bolivia missions to help
build alternatives to coal plants india's coal based energy economy plays a large part in making it the world's 3rd largest emitter emitter of greenhouse gases after the u.s. and china and while government action is slow younger people in the country are already awake to the need for immediate changes. it may look like these young people are having fun. but they're here to join to national attention to a problem they say is threatening their future and that of their home state of goa in india. their leader is activist pereira. how am i seeing my own is going to be destroyed i just wanted to do both something and to be able to do it see. care has been campaigning for months to prevent the government from going ahead with 3 infrastructure projects she says will devastate
a protected forest in goa. local authorities have already begun clearing the national park their aim is to expand the railway tracks build new power lines and widen a nearby highway in future as many as 60000 trees may have to be felt here. scientists say the damage the environment and the habitat of many wild animals will be immeasurable. we have a lot of. lot of unique species dwelling we'll. half of which are not even discovered has a now in such. and such a unique habitat and such rich habitat you see is so much different than what's wrong why. development the rich. but the government say the projects are vital for the development of the economy they needed to accelerate the transport.
the thousands of tonnes of coal from australia indonesia and south africa that are unloaded every day ago as port and then taken through the national park to neighboring states believes in the steel industry the activists accuse the local right wing b.j. peak of amounts of caving into the interests of billionaire businessman and wanted to turn the site into a cold home they deny such allegations we have 60 wasn't all of our land gold would forest for i think we are different and nobody has written on what google has gordon's and go we have really have already done our bit of keeping history and keeping climate in the country for now it comes to the standards of living and when resistant to the living why should we not be in part of it other people. that pereira and others say local people stand to gain little if the national park is destroyed and vowed to keep the fight as long as it takes for a mortgage or knob or environmental activist we're not sure rush is
a scientist and author of many books about the damage humans are doing to the planet and measure our welcome in the report the people there we see how economic interests are protect against environmental interests particularly when it comes to the use of coal for example in india do you think it is possible for the 2 sides to work together for the future of our planet. well in meeting on thursday and last year at least we should wake up to the fact that there. is only one side the i course that ecology. is the science of the oil because economy is the all the lies and management of. things years ago a local began in my region where women came out to stop the logging and destruction of forests it was called the chip will help the people 50 years ago we knew when we cut the trees. but there is to build reliance the cold all it is just to extract
and we are creating a recipe for floods droughts and politics and every one of these pressures has got everybody to even more because of climate change this is the agreement that has become so blind to nature's laws nature's limits and ordinary people upping the price and that's why the young people are rising and go up because the golden rain forest the saudi's that forest protects you know these are all mountain ranges that reach of the sea you will have no tourism and go up in the forest go you will have absolutely no economy left my research of 50 years it's shown that the real economy is protecting ecology we start mining in my valley do marry back because the supreme got so i study and said leaving the limestone in the mountain is
a bigger economy because the water creates many more livelihoods i think that's our decision dualism and clarity has to be all it. disrespecting of a young people to hear mention them do you find that in india today when it comes to the climate movement younger people are generally more aware. well you know i've done this work for t.t.'s we won many battles the cheerful we stopped the logging we could buy safety and by that was to laws in place we got in mine until after the place all of this meant that for 20 years an entire generation lived in each only logical security and as neo liberalism dismantled the in monitor protection laws and destruction isn't fast bowler the generation today is living under the threat of ecological hover there have agents like the dismantling of then mom and protection act and then monitor impact assessment they
are having to fight to stop coal been given priority well of course and right now today on earth their president biden is holding a climate summit where some of the world's major carbon emitters when pledged drastic reduction to emissions by 2030 what are you expecting india will do. well the tragedy is that you know the climate treaty was signed in 1092. summit after summit has fallen by 2009 the colonnade and climate summit was destroyed we then got the barest treaty look at the commitments they made in paris they met nothing nothing everyone has emitted much more in the rich countries are cut our response of the 90 percent increase emissions sadly dizzy everybody a lot of double speak for nature half. a half
a meter each gives you light then cyril reads we will keep polluting we'll just live you're not accounting tricks and control of your more trials and parlez and pretend that we have balanced out offsets you don't take sides and take account accounting will not start this problem of climate change we need to return to the follow her laws obey her cycles and my books are not old saw an auto shows that the solutions lie in the us bias they lie in the soil they cannot be assets or pollution continuums and you just control society even more through lawsuits in those argument has been the critter nation the need to fund developing countries to change over from fossil fuel use for example and that sounds like a reasonable argument doesn't or. can i go back to 9092 where i minister of this speech in rio at the un summits if we are 90 percent renewable energy
10 percent is fossil fuels then outsourcing took place to globalization all the pollution was sent to india and china. of course justice requires us that we have the means but most importantly i think the game levy played with the planet must stop we know all the laws of the other that just call it quality we melted the planets in volume so everybody did it so that it was a license and species destruction that is the biggest smiley should i do organic funny i conservative esteem i.c.c. this is way we must grow the solutions to climate change and stop the emissions we don't need net 0 we need 0 emissions on the matter up as a talking to you thank you so much for that thank you the rover flounce it may
sound like the stuff of science fiction but a group of researchers in singapore have already engineered venus flytrap plants too much with machines the resulting robel plants can be controlled by mobile phone app and the scientists hope that one day of the technology can be used by farmers to monitor the health of their crops. at the touch of a button the venus flytrap snapshot. scientists triggered the response using tiny and that traits attached to the leaf with a special gel they mimic the electric pulses plants emits naturally in response to stimuli so the scientists can talk to the plant. and with the help of a robotic arm they can even get the fly trap to pick up a thin piece of wire and to catch a falling object scientists believe the technology has the potential to create robots with a more delicate touch. she once felt nature. can be into
this fiscal commission to get. people to discuss how bruce just believe one thing i used is called just for fun we should use it so so this also. and the plots can talk back to for now i will leave these scientists are listening that they hope one day farm is might be able to use the technology and pick up distress signals these signals will reflect the health status of the piles so we hope to study the relationship of these signals and they environmental stresses and hopefully this can instruct. i would caution practice conversing with crops could prove to be invaluable as plants face the challenges of a changing climate. but the technology still needs some work the scientists can for the time being only get the venus fly trap to close on command getting it to open
again is proving a lot more difficult. the rise of the robo plant may still be some way off. that's a little there's of course many other stories on discovery dot com forward slash back to morrow at the same time and see that the but. what secrets lie behind small. discover new adventures in 360 degree. and explore fascinating world heritage sites. w world heritage 360 get kidnapped now. in the. climate change. to suit.
what is today the future of. g.w. dot com the comic a city in the making. could turn. welcome to arts and culture on this earth day 2021 which is the backdrop for a virtual global climate summit and as the world focuses on the necessity of climate action we explore how the issue is manifesting in popular culture also coming up. to add a bit of punch and power to the program we'll meet a dutch architecture firm that quite literally takes words at face value. climate change is arguably the most urgent and polarizing issue of our times and
it's also one that many people find just too vast and frightening to contemplate in any depth which is perhaps why johnny off his novel whether published last year struck such a cord how connected can we feel to this supposedly imminent crisis when we're dealing with the foibles and crises of daily life and how can we asked the questions a growing body of climate fiction tries to answer. melting ice packs climbs in floods thousands of kilometers away. one finds because of trapped. beneath. is about life in the print pocalypse. task to people. success in 2020 and in recent months has hit the shelves of many countries with the fall of
the university library and he soon new york with a hospital son. she reads text books on climate change obsessive lee. and also a comfort wisdom. busy also nuisance to those she makes people concerned about the future looking for alternatives there on board facts in the times of need proper wisdom is both tragic and fairy funny in the beginning i think she's in the situation that many of us are where we have course no this is happening we look at it out of the corner i but we don't look at it too directly because we have so many other things that we're taking care of in our present life i also was trying to see if there was a way to make it funny because you know so much of the world of trapping and imagining disaster is actually sort of strangely funny. through writing whether often hisself has become optimist. she's involved in the environmental
extinction rebellion and has started a blog called the beauty tree not of hard. places and in young people they're the ones fighting for change in organizations like friday sushi check in some of the moves to news. one of the reasons i think years ago i started to think about writing weather was that i noticed that my students. out. so lou. felt this in a visceral way the ruin of the world the sense that the world that was being handed to them was. was going to be terrifying with a is a funny book about a deadly serious subject is assumed to camp at the end of the novel experienced by both buffalo writing it and its regions it was important to ginny off of that with the maintaining sense of so that those reading can still find change. i
think that writers are i don't think we're meant to morally instruct people but i think we are meant to. perhaps create a space for more empathy. because i think that that's one of the great things about about reading a book is that you get to enter into another world and explore it in a way that is. sort of secret and interesting and you get to wander around. and scott rocks for joins me on the line now from our studios in bonn good to see you scott so we're going to talk a little bit more about this phenomenon that is climate fiction it's as john wrote that's really been gathering speed for some time now so how would you say classified differs from the traditional dystopian fiction that that's really been around for many decades. yeah i think the big difference is i mean with traditional
dystopian science fiction i mean you know in 1904 brave new world the worst possible future that's imagined is a peek a future of sort of political dictatorship of with the rise of the climate catastrophe as a sort of the greatest fear of mankind you've seen writers respond to that end and start to imagine what this fear could look like if you realize so so books about the climate catastrophe or imagining a future in a climate catastrophe become real bestsellers like like my island does a history of beanies or or a giant cooks of the new wilderness which was just nominated for the book it was interesting because it seems to me that the tone of some of these novels has has changed if you will what's your sense are they more or are they less pessimistic. yeah i don't i think they're there are more fatalistic really i think a lot of the client climate fiction writers now are going from the starting point that climate change even climate catastrophe is inevitable and so instead of giving
us horror stories to scare us they're more imagining what this future this climate change future will look like and that means there's more humor more irony in a lot of these books now and also a little bit of hope so their magic maybe the world that we know it is goal is gone or is going but what could a future for humanity look like so perhaps i'm implying that we're that we're a bit more that we are adaptable of course i'm wondering have climate fiction stories. changed to keep up with the changing science of course that we're seeing. yeah definitely literature of course they they always try to be on the cutting edge but i think an even see it in climate fiction in the movies i mean way back when nuclear war was considered the worst climate disaster we had all those movies about nuclear bombs creating monsters you know godzilla movies but as climate change start to come into the public consciousness you had you know environmental disaster movies movies like the day after to morrow you know which imagines rising sea levels flooding new york and the gulf stream reversing causing
a new ice age all very over the top stuff but a lot of based on real climate science and those type of environmental disaster movies also films like snowpiercer or mad max fury road in some ways they're meant as warnings of the worst possible scenario of what could happen if we don't change course so scott what do you think can can these kinds of books and films actually help people to understand the problem of climate change and perhaps even motivate them to take action. you know i think motivating to take action is a big big ask for any form of fiction book war or film but what i think a lot of these works of fiction can do is maybe change the way we think about climate change the way we relate to nature and there's a really interesting book fun jeff funded me or called annihilation which was also made into a movie and it imagines nature becoming conscious and plants and animals starting to mutate in new ways and it provides us this book and this work provides us with a new metaphor for nature so nature not as an enemy and not as something we can
fight but something that's beautiful and mysterious and strange and something that we we just don't really understand yet and i think it's really kind of a message that really resonates typically today on on earth day thank you very much scott so certainly a lot of good reads there 1st on climate action inspiration and thanks for those insights scott roxboro in boston. and in other culture news from the german capital after accusations of discrimination berlin state ballet has reached an agreement with french ballerina chloe lopez gomez the company's 1st black dancer took legal action last fall after learning her contract would not be renewed after she reported experiencing racial slurs and discrimination in court has awarded her a contract extension of one year and $16000.00 euros in damages. and british fashion brands burberry live streamed a show of its upcoming winter collection from london on wednesday capes helmet like hats and full furred dominated the collection that paid tribute to the indomitable
force of mother nature on topic and to the tradition of britain's early 20th century. designer ricardo t. she described it as a modern armor that celebrates the incomparable strength of women. well this next report will appeal to word gates like myself and fans of what we call on a mass of piano or words that imitate the very sound that they're describing it typically used in comic books words like bam bunk or how and one rotterdam based architecture firm has built them into a prize winning design that's causing quite a stir in munich. the way. that it is expresses its belief easy hasn't heard so it's a creation of the renowned dutch architecture for m.p.r. devi and recently won the most prestigious architectural board in germany the
written word assumes a somewhat different function the speaker. rather talk about a building is used by various companies and institutions often they display their lose in big letters and facades looking for we didn't want that image i'm like that would push the building itself too far into the background the way it is not. only play a very minor part on. the surface tree site has been a scene for creativity for years now. the architecture firm called upon local artists to think of works that would look insane original on the building. together with your coworkers christian engelman and his colleague came up with a couple of snappy ideas. that we wanted to approach it with a sort of couldn't sample and so at the time short time a quick 3 times long and short it relies it didn't work it was 3 times the length
of the original in fact most coding is right in the. looks at law. but we finally arrived at the language of comics that was a long process and we quickly realized that was what we like best and only does it's. something that expresses and that was important to us and. letters are seen on other sides as well on this gas receding station and another when they represent a chemical element on this library in eastern germany the letters overlap on and. on this former chapel in the portuguese capitalist the lettering expresses blessings. and his designs and. invites visitors to dine and really didn't dream. combination with the letter architecture can take on another meaning and normally the only words in
a building are advertising she's not shines the architecture we should approach it differently and integrate it better to the here and here. in person he's an unforgettable impression. the words from comic culture are as intended unique attention grabbers. and finally the iconic rolling stones album sticky fingers turns 50 this week a regional cover artwork was conceived by none other than andy warhol who incorporated a real working zipper that opened to reveal a pair of white underwear. a cool idea but it of course damaged the vinyl record so it was discontinued but it's considered to be one of their best since it will leave you with one of its hits and hope to see you again next time until the end.
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your. claim . and this is it every news live from berlin setting the bar u.s. president joe biden pledges to cut carbon emissions in half by the end of the decade hopes are high america's ambitious goal at a global climate summit splurges the big polluters to change track and protect the planet also coming up over it at the center skyrocketing coronavirus infections in india the country says another global record for the most new covert cases hospitals overwhelmed patients dying waiting for lifesaving oxygen and laid to
rest 3 stricken family and friends bid farewell to dante wright a black man fatally shot by u.s. police during a routine traffic stop hundreds of people pay their respects at his funeral. and while i thank you very much for. yes we starts this program on this earth day when president joe biden committed the united states to cutting its carbon emissions in half by the end of the decade was the most ambitious climate protection target ever set in u.s. history president biden made that pledge at a climate summit he's hosting some 40 states are taking part in the 2 day virtual meeting take a listen to what he said earlier the united states sets out on the road to cut greenhouse gases in half and half by the end of this decade that's where we're
headed as a nation and that's all we can do if we take action to build an economy that's not 7 only more prosperous but healthier fare and cleaner for the entire planet you know the steps will set america on a path of nodes 0 emissions or kaname by no later than 2050 but the truth is america represents less than 50 percent of the world's admissions no nation can solve this crisis on our own as i know you all fully understand all of us all of us and particularly those of us who represent the world's largest economies we have to step up and there was a president joe biden speaking earlier i'm now joined by some of them is going to be correspondent in washington and in washington d.c. good to see so many flushes out for us if you will what is this big climate agenda that the president has unveiled. well you mentioned the most important point we
heard there from joe biden as well that the u.s. is committing here to cut carbon emissions by the end of this decade by at least 50 percent and that is essentially the u.s. doubling its previous commitment that was made under president obama and if you listen to climate analysts and energy analysts here they do say that this is a pretty ambitious agenda veiled by the administration today heading into this 2 day a climate summit you know the key here is going to be to see how the president wants to implement this but what biden by the ministrations officials here have been saying is they want to send a message to the rest of the world that the u.s. is back in the driver's seat that it is able and willing to lead on this global climate change crisis and so this is about inspiration kind of throwing down the gauntlet and what the key here is going to be to see how other countries respond what commitments they make to this effort well indeed will he get support from the other countries because the u.s. has been notoriously absent these past couple years. yet certainly has lately
and we know that you know global trust in the u.s. as a leader on climate change certainly has been eroded over the last 5 years with president trump pulling the u.s. out of the paris climate accord rolling back he environmental protections president biden is trying to do is to again to show that the u.s. is back in here to stay and we don't see a broad consensus already from some of the u.s. as partners we saw german chancellor angela merkel showing her support for president biden and also japan coming into the summit saying they're going to come missions by 46 percent by the end of the decade but the key here is really going to be what america's rivals commit to so china was invited to speak at the summit and president obama really is looking for for a commitment from china from russian president vladimir putin and so that is going to be key to whether america is successful in this new phase of climate diplomacy would. well it means concretely for the u.s.
though i mean will he be able to get the support that is needed to implement these ambitious plans. well that is going to be tricky so we know that republicans are already digging in their heels calling this a quote radical climate agenda and we know that the president the democrats don't have a large majority in congress at the morning at the moment rather so it's going to be difficult we know the republicans are saying this is a plan an agenda an approach that's going to cripple the economy and kill jobs and be very bad for american businesses as well well president biden has assured that's not the case this is a plan that's going to create jobs and he's looking for broad support there which he does have for most democrats so really the key is here going to be how he managed just a couple of this plan with creating jobs and convince people that this really is good for the country so he's the most kind of dip your correspondent in washington d.c. thank you for your reporting. and germany's of course taking part in the summit as
well and america welcomed president biden's pledge that this is what she said earlier. i'm very glad that the united states is back to work on climate policy because it's absolutely indisputable that the world really needs their contribution if we're going to fulfill the paris agreement. the national goal of the u.s. expresses commitment in all that's a very important signal to the international community. we're facing a global herculean task after all it's about nothing more and nothing less than the transformation of our entire way of life in our economy and this is a challenge for all major emitters especially the industrialized countries. and that was the german chancellor speaking earlier and then we also the opportunity to catch up with phone system amongst the european commission vice president and commissioner for climate action and we asked him if the u.s. was overtaking europe now as a global leader in the fight against climate change. frank i think you were the 1st
to announce that we would be a climate util continent by 2050 we are also the 1st to assets in law this week. 2050 but also for $0.20 which would take us to adoption of. at least 55 percent as compared to $9090.00 so i think we are trailblazers it was europeans will try and maintain that leadership but if we lose that leadership to the americans i frankly don't care as long as everybody's on the same page and as long as everybody is going to reach crime you tried to buy the middle of the century france cimarron said there earlier speaking to the news let's bring up to speed it was some of the other stories making headlines around the world russia has ordered troops to a draw from the ukrainian border the country's defense minister announced the move after a snap inspection of military drills in crimea ukraine and the west have been alarmed by a russian military buildup near ukraine can has welcomed the pullback. and i'll join an author has been sentenced to 3 years in prison for offending islam said that an
expert on soofi islam plans to appeal the conviction for blasphemy and keep fighting for freedom of thought after being sentenced at a court in algiers. germany's new emergency call in of hours bill has been signed into law as the country continues to struggle with a 3rd wave of covert infections the legislation gives central government now the power to impose local lock downs if rates exceed $100.00 or 100000 cases within 7 days while up to now it was up to wheedle authorities had to decide whether to implemented such measures. and on the theme of the pandemic india is reeling from a wave of new coven 1000 factions engulfing the country like nowhere else in the world is the world's 2nd most populous nation and it has recorded the world's highest ever daily tally nearly 315000 cases in the last 24 hours while the latest
spike has overwhelmed the health care system and some hospitals in the capital delhi have already run out of the oxygen that is needed to keep people alive. families of the sick wait helplessly outside of the hospital india is facing an acute oxygen shortage as covert 19 infections skyrocket are 22 patients died at a hospital in maharashtra state after a leak cut off their oxygen supply. this woman's mother was one of them. was she had any other 5 days and had recovered there was no oxygen she died in agony she had trouble breathing she died everyone in the ward died but. hospitals in india are flooded some warned they will run out of oxygen within hours. there are
a lot of my son is 32 has the virus his oxygen level is running low these people at this hospital are refusing to admit him saying there's no oxygen and no bed they're asking us to leave and to take him somewhere else it's not right. abhi global day. oxygen supplies are being rushed across india after delhi's high court ordered tanks to be diverted from factories to hospitals. recently religious festivals and political rallies have been allowed to go ahead giving the virus free rein to rampage through the population. who are loved in prisons of caracas and see because it really is measures of a pandemic and whether it was the daily case company that counts or even
the best buy them to do all of them started explaining from october and by january you saw them plummet to many low levels and then there was the spilling crop again to be run by experts that we had actually at a turning unity. relatives of the dead are lining up to cremate their loved ones as india's health services crumble before people's eyes. now in the united states the funeral has taken place or is taking place i should say of dante right the 20 year old black man shot and killed by police earlier this month it comes just 2 days after a former police officer was convicted of murdering george floyd another black resident of the city last may when hundreds of mourners have come to remember and pay tribute to dante wright who was killed during a routine traffic stop near minneapolis on april 11th the officer who shot him
apparently by mistake has been charged with manslaughter. and just outside the shiloh temple is standing by for us our correspondent stephanie a senior. stephon a very very sad occasion again. certainly. somebody moment now just 2 days after this city this nation maybe experienced a moment of emotion and joy about the verdict the outcome of the trial against their children their back to morning here and to set nice and suddenly and dignities and friends are inside of course now celebrating the life of dante like 20 year old black man. yeah potentially shot to death as an accident but again like person black young man dying by the hands of police. as you
reported what we're showing a prominent civil rights a lawyer well the eulogizing dante write a coup are the speakers some of the prominent speakers that will attend this funeral and address the crowd. the main act here is reverend al sharpton civil rights leader of course he will eulogize john terry right there will be represented just on the floyd family there present there are 2 other families from other victims. of other victims who got killed by police or by police force throughout the years are there and will be for marks and of course as you said imported ellsbury crum the civil rights lawyer who was also the lawyer for the floyd surely. now you feel you were there you've been talking to people who were there i mean is this a moment of healing what does this moment exactly signify. it's not really
a moment of healing because actually people we talked to they're all adamant about that there is no healing from this because it happened way too often and it happened again i mean during this whole trial. and you know so they know there is no healing what this is is the beginning of a fight they say because they're not going to give up they've gone to debate and forcefully they say demand to go forward with action in terms of police reform of real reform in america and justice reform is. now obviously an i.v. as you've been reporting just days after the guilty verdict and for the police officer that killed george floyd you know maybe so early to ask this but is there a change underway in a meaningful way. you are not charlie at all there is some change already happening days police reform a year and they're on a minor level but the d.o.j. the department of justice the federal justice is investigating now the city of
minneapolis and the police department here for all measures are pedants off the force used so there has to be reform there has to be reform. reporting from minneapolis said at the funeral there thank you so very much greatly appreciate it and we have come to the end of this edition of news that thank you for your company up next is our 1000 special. their story their very own personal trauma. people have to chesterfield remember.