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york. >> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." the g summit w upor presideiden asserngecdehip on stage. the president spoke in rome where world leaders struggled for a consensus on how exactly to combat global warming. mr. biden faced heat over the direction of his domestic agenda. and chief white house correspondent nancy cordes joins us now. she's been traveling with the president. nancy. >> reporter: jericka, this was the president's first solo press conference since his last foreign trip to geneva more than three months ago.
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this q & a was relatively brief. it lasted less than half an hour. he insisted his recent drop in support in the u.s. has not affected his influence with world leaders here. >> i didn't run to determine how well i'm going to do in the polls. >> reporter: as he wrapped up his time here in rome, president biden was peppered with questions about his political standing back home. a new poll just out today shows his approval rating has dropped 7 points since august. >> the polls are going to go up and down and up and down. look at every other president, the same thing has happened. >> reporter: climate change has been a central focus here in rome with president biden pushing other nations to move more rapidly to renewable energy, so he was asked why he's also been urging oil-rich nations to temporarily boost production amidst a global supply chain crunch. >> you have to get in an automobile, turn on the key, get their kids to school. there is an idea there is an alternative to walk away from
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being able to get in your automobile is just not realistic. it's not gonna happen. >> reporter: he had hoped that his own build back better plan filled with climate measure could pass before he got here. he now predicts the house will take it up as soon as tuesday along with a $1 trillion infrastructure bill. >> combined they have $900 billion in climate resistance, and dealing with climate and resilience, and it's a largest investment in thetheistery of the world that's occurred and it's going to pass. >> reporter: this annual g20 summit is meant to bring together the world's largest economies. this year there were notable absences. >> not only russia, but china didn't show up in terms of any commitments to deal with climate change. and there is a reason why people should be disappointed in that. i found it disappointing myself. >> and, nancy, the president says he's confident the build back better plan has enough
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votes, but yet we've seen seen these lawmakers negotiating this deal over the weekend. >> reporter: yes, jericka. there's primarily been an effort among a group of democrats to try to tweak one of their favorite proposal in an effort to get enough support to put it back into the bill. this is a measure that would enable medicare to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies to bring down the cost of prescription drugs, so they're working against the clock to see if they can make that happen. >> all right, nancy cordes for us in rome. thank you. from rome to glasgow, scotland, where the president is joining world leaders, diplomats and activists at a climate conference billed as a turning point in the crisis, cbs's mark phillips is there. >> reporter: the protesters have been arriving along with the delegates to this crucial climate conference. they're demanding action to limit global warming, but the signs are they'll be disappointed. a cloud of gloom is hanging over
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the conference center in glasgow, and it's not just the weather. it's been six years since the heavy optimism around the climate agreement reached in paris. in the time since countries were supposed to come up with practical plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions to keep global warming to manageable levels. six lost years, according to christina fageris who was credited with pulling the paris agreement together. >> what we did not know is that science would be screaming from the rooftops by now. >> reporter: in terms of the degree of heating -- >> in terms of the degree of heating, the impacts, the human misery cost, the infrastructure cost -- >> reporter: it happened faster than you feared? >> it's all happening faster than we ever thought. >> reporter: even if all the greenhouse gas cuts promised by governments so far are achieved, current projections are that the planet is still heading for almost 5 degrees of temperature rise. the floods, fires, droughts, ice cap melt and sea level rise seen
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so far would be a small taste of the disasters to come. and the international cooperation that produced the landmark paris agreement isn't there this time. >> contrasting to where we were in the relationship between the united states and china in 2015, the two of them walked in literally hand in hand because over the previous years they had realized they were better off collaborating on climate change than confronting each other. >> reporter: they have set up this conference to show the future of the planet is at stake. but what are its chances of success? according to boris johnson, the british prime minister, if this were a game between humanity and climate change, climate change would be winning 5-1 at halftime. and, jericka, there seems little chance of the second half comeback. >> mark phillips for us, thank you. american airlines canceled more than 1500 flights this weekend, forcing travelers to scramble.
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the carrier blamed bad weather and staffing shortages that were first felt at its largest hub in dallas-fort worth. it is the secondarily this month to face significant disruptions. actor alec baldwin made his first on-camera comments this weekend about the fatal on set shooting of cinema to be rafr halyna hutchins. lilia luciano joins us in hollywood on what baldwin had to say. lilia. >> reporter: good evening, jericka. baldwin says that he cannot speak about the shooting. in fact, he was ordered by authorities not to and investigators in new mexico aren't commenting either. but the one issue he addressed was gun control on set. >> there are incidental accidents on film sets from time to time, but nothing like this. this is a one in a trillion accident, a one in a trillion -- >> reporter: alec baldwin spoke to paparazzi in vermont with his wife seen here filming the exchange. his first on-camera comments since the fatal shooting that
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killed cinematographer halyna hutchins on the set of "rust." >> when things go on, measures have to take place. rubber guns, plastic guns. >> reporter: he fired a live round october 21st. the shot killed hutchins and wounded director joel souza. baldwin was told the gun was cold, meaning safe. >> two people accidentally shot on a movie set by a prop gun. >> reporter: baldwin, who is also a producer on the film, addressed calls for stronger on-set safety measures. >> i do know that an ongoing effort to limit the use of firearms on film sets is something i'm extremely interested in. >> reporter: baldwin said authorities ordered him to say nothing about the investigation and that he has been cooperating every day. >> would you ever work on another film set with firearms of that nature? >> i couldn't answer that question. i have no sense of it. >> reporter: the d.a. says criminal charges haven't been ruled out, and it's still unclear how that live round
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>> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." i'm jericka duncan in new york. thanks for staying with us. president biden is in glasgow, scotland, today where he will join leaders from nearly 200 countries at the un climate summit. the two-week session is expected to include some of the most important international climate negotiations since the 2015 paris climate accord. mr. biden arrives after the g20 economic summit in rome, the world's leading economies made a commitment to cut pollution from burning fossil fuels, including cole. great britain is already making major strides and scaling back its use of cole, and roxana saberi has more.
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>> reporter: this used to be the uk's biggest power plant fueled by cole. now it's one of the last. >> there is very little coal left here now. >> reporter: they will stop using coal to produce electricity next year. the entire country is set to follow. is this the fuel of power? >> we believe so. >> reporter: they have been transitioning to a different kind of fuel, transported by train here to northern england, wood. around 15 of these trains arrive here each day. each one carries enough wood pellets to power around 800 homes for one year. >> we take sawdust as residues from things like saw mills. so all of the older bits of the tree that people don't general want. >> reporter: coal is relatively simple to store. you can leave it outside for years. but biomass has to be kept dry at controlled temperatures. so they built these massive storage domes.
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they stretch over 200 feet tall. together they holdover 300,000 tons of wood pellets. biomass now jen generates 8% of country's power. they say it is cleaner than coal. >> it is completely environmentally friendly. it is a trend we have to go through. >> we don't know what the real energy emissions are. >> reporter: analyst says a switch to large scale wood burning isn't necessarily better than burning coal. >> it's reducing the carbon stored in forest and having knock-on biodiversity impacts. >> reporter: the uk is moving in that direction. coupled with closing down coal plants, the country has cut carbon emissions faster than any other major economy in the past decade. renewable energy is getting cheaper while the government charges big polluters a high price for carbon emissions. how big a deal is this for this
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country? >> i think it is a big deal because the industrial revolution began here, and it was built on the back of coal. >> reporter: coal powered homes, trains and factories, helping britain expand its empire. >> london was enveloped in a 40-mile belt of fog. >> reporter: but in 1952, the country's coal addiction spewed fog so thick and toxic in london, it killed thousands. the crisis convinced the country to look for a cleaner form of fuel. can other countries do the same thing? >> yes. when we look at places like china and india that have a lot of coal in the system, the switch to fully clean power can happen very quick. >> reporter: even in the u.s., coa lrk coal plants are shutting down. it is far too early to shut coal out. it is rebounding this year and environmentalists are calling on several countries to ditch f fa.
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back at drax, jenny stanley says she is proof new jobs can be created in the process. how important is this plant to the communities around here? >> it's the main focus really. i see this from my bedroom window. >> reporter: the company trained the 25-year-old as a civil engineer who now helps in their biomass operation. >> as small as my job may be, as small as it is now, it could be a knock-on effect we can reach the goal of ensuring our planet sustains and survives. >> reporter: she hopes britain will inspire other countries to kick their coal habits, a goal that grows more urgent by the day. roxana saberi, selby, england.
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okay. so, millions of you, young and old, donned halloween costumes this weekend, and many of you all were decked out as make erwe wan to tell you about. lee c story. >> this is a total move closer
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there. >> reporter: josh rosy, he may not look like a caped crusader, but he has a side kick, a camera. >> usually i take 500 to a thousand per kid. >> reporter: and he has a super power, too. his eye. he can focus it with super human accuracy to turn this -- >> are you batman? >> reporter: do this. into this. all in a flash. >> i thought it was going to be the photos that were cool. but when they put on the costumes, they totally transform. >> reporter: but day he is a commercial photographer in salt lake city. a few years back, he and his wife roxana transformed their daughter into "wonder woman" just for fun. >> we sent it to a friend via facebook messenger. that was it. he wasn't supposed to post it, he wasn't supposed to do
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anything. >> reporter: but he and. and guess what? >> the next morning we got a call from people magazine. what the heck? >> reporter: excitedar from mpo them to turn their kids into super humans, too. one stood out. >> one mom said, my daughter has cancer. she's a real "wonder woman." would you do a shoot of her >> reporter: that's what clicked? >> what if we went out and found the real super humans in sew side. >> you have a calling in like like, i was meant to do this. >> reporter: ever since they've been turning tiny people battling huge challenges -- >> one more and you're done. >> reporter: into the superheroes they really are. >> put your hand up like that, yeah. oh, yeah, perfect. >> reporter: chloe mccarty, for example, is living with a severe cognitive impairment. and yet as "wonder woman" -- >> yes, perfect. >> reporter: she looked ferociously focused. >> chloe can sometimes be left
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in the background a little bit. she doesn't get looked at so for her to have the experience o i front i pycool. >> yeah, yeah, these are good. >> reporter: 8-year-old bridger penny can't walk or talk. >> work it, work it. >> reporter: but as superman, he seemed to fly. >> he's superman through and through. he is a superhero in every sense of the world. >> reporter: superman is a popular choice. in 2017, tegan became the man of steel. just one member of the justice league kids. >> you're going to be like floating in the air. >> reporter: when he was born, his parents ryan and britain, were told he had two options. he could fight or -- >> and the other option was to go ahead and take him home and he would pass away that weekend. and, you know, when you're faced with all those options and decisions and you just barely had a baby, it's pretty
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overwhelming. >> reporter: tegan fought through countless procedures. justice league kids went viral. tegan was just 9 then. he's 13 now. and he still has that suit as a reminder of a time when he stopped looking at his heart as his kryptonite, and instead saw a difference as power. >> i thought, oh, yeah, my condition is cool. this is kind of -- it started making me different in a bad way kind of feels like after the superman thing made me different in a cool way. >> wait, the eyes. we're missing the eyes. wait. >> reporter: all of this comes out of the rosie's own pocket. the costumes alone can cost upwards of $1500 apiece. they're all custom made for each kid.
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their kindness isn't just for those who are suffering illness and disabilities, either. in 2018 this shoot featuring 15 kids dressed as "the avengers" was all about bullying. >> i was getting bullied a lot. >> reporter: benson bateman is spiderman. and a remarkable thing happened when he took his picture to school. >> they were just like, wow, that's crazy. and just left me alone. >> reporter: they really apologized? wow. yep, lives changed. by reimagining the way they see themselves. >> that's crazy. >> reporter: costumes don't always have to mask our real selves. >> that's you. >> reporter: sometimes as the rosies have shown, it can bring out our hearts, too. >> people see these photos, what do the photos do? they're just photos. they have like a deep impact,
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like emotional impact. >> if we can help them forget about their disease, their illness for a few hours, you know, like it's all worth it. >> that again was lee cowan reporting. it's not onlyren being hailed as superheroes. steve hartman has an update on some super dads he met on the road. this is crazy. >> reporter: michael la feat says what a difference a week makes. >> nothing's the same. it's all your fault, steve. >> reporter: i didn't know this was going to happen. >> in a good way. >> in a good way. >> reporter: michael says it all began after our story featuring dads on duty, a group of 40 dads who roam the high school in shreveport, louisiana. >> what's going on, buddy? >> plagued with violence. >> reporter: the men showed up with the school's blessing after a rash of fights that saw 23 students arrested. >> police response -- >> reporter: the kids say there hasn't been another incident since. >> we started fighting, people
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started to going to class. >> reporter: how can that be? >> a look. >> reporter: dad looks. and dad jokes. the men say that's all it took to help turn things around. >> nothing is more important than being a father. >> so just to be here makes a big difference. >> reporter: do you think you stumbled onto something here? >> absolutely. >> yeah. >> reporter: boy, did they. >> good morning. >> reporter: the story went viral. it has now been viewed more than 50 million times on social media. >> absolutely in love with this story. >> reporter: talk shows are talking. >> deputize dads all over the world. >> reporter: people in other school districts are inquiring, and notables are taking note. and that's been the most remarkable part, that this is somehow rallied everyone. liberals and conservatives alike. >> no matter which side of the political line you're on, we all have a love for children. we all have a love for doing what's right. >> reporter: michael says they now have enough momentum to take
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dads on duty nationwide. >> let's make it. >> reporter: kids, get ready for the look. [ la hter ] >> repor
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so, it's been a rough few months in koufax, california. a raging fire there was followed by last week's torrential rains. but as jonathan vigliotti reports, some residents are finding hope on the grid iron. >> ready, let's go. >> reporter: high school linebacker peter dunham runs into the action, not away. but there was no game plan for what he faced this summer. >> i look up, and there's a black plume of smoke right over my house. we watched the house across the street go up in flames. >> reporter: california's river fire destroyed 142 structures, including damaging dunham's home and displaced many of his neighbors and friends like those on the falcons football team. the senior slept in the bed of
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his truck parked at a campground. >> georgie, you good? let's rock and roll. >> reporter: falcons coach tony martello realized the grid iron was a place for his group to recover from the charred world around it. >> it allowed the kids to come to a safe place and created a sense of normalcy. >> we all know we've been affected by it, some more than others. but we're all fighting together. >> reporter: football in the fire ravaged west has become a form of therapy, not just for players, but entire communities. today it's the falcons' turn to rally around their home turf. >> being here playing football felt great. it really felt like home when i didn't have a home. >> reporter: jonathan vigliotti, cbs news. >> and that's the overnight news for this monday. can you believe it is november 1st? well, for some of you the news continues. for others check back later for cbs mornings and follow us
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online any time at cbsnews.com. reporting from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm jericka duncan. this is cbs news flash. i'm elise preston in new york. white house press secretary jen psaki has tested positive for covid. psaki said she is vaccinated and only experiencing mild symptoms, adding she tested positive days after someone in her household did. psaki reportedly has not had physical contact with president biden in nearly a week. the supreme court will consider two lawsuits against the controversial texas abortion law. justices will review how the law is enforced, not the actual abortion rights the ruling could impact future abortion procedures nationwide. for the second week in a row, dune tops the box office. overall theater ticket sales were down halloween weekend.
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for more news, download the cbs news app on your cell phone or connected tv. i'm elise preston, cbs ws, new york. it's monday, november 1st, 2021. this is the "cbs morning news." climate conference. president biden heads to scotland today to address a global problem. he's already slamming two countries for being no-shows. covid in the white house. press secretary jen psaki tests positive for the virus. how she got it, and her last contact with the president. this is a one in a trillion -- one in a trillion -- >> alec baldwin speaks out. the actor talks to the paparazzi for the first time about the deadly on-set movie shooting. good morning, and very good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green.

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