yet since paris, it has rained for the first time on greenland summit. the amount of c02 in the atmosphere has reached record levels. heat waves have scorched countries around the world. droughts, storms, forest fires and floods have all become more intense, more recurrent and more intense, more recurrent and more commonplace. and sea levels are rising threatening small island states and bigger countries alike. we have the science and resources and the urgency, what then is holding us back? my dearfriends, only one variable remains and it is us. we have to make the choice to address this. we have to choose but necessary actions. we have to listen to the science and increasingly the global population who are demanding action. my dear, dearfriends, we have run out of excuses. it is time to do the right thing. in the words of frankie the dinosaur who addressed the general assembly, let us not choose extinction let's work together as one global family and use the capacities... you together as one global family and use the capacities. . ._ use the capacities.
taking the scene i can route in cooler waters, our friends in iceland and greenland may see impacts associated with it as the system arrives late next week. here's what's happening around the united states. warmt warmth developing into portions of the great lakes region. almost summer like warmth in place. chicago climbing up to 80 degrees in places such as new york city middle 70s and around the nation we look, we have one of our cooler spots, atlanta thanks to the rainfall. highs of 70 degrees. isa? >> thanks very much, pedram. here in london, too. >>> now, the director of the u.s. national institutes of health is reportedly planning to step down. according to the "washington post" and politico, dr. francis collins will announce he is leaving the job later today he has been at the forefront of the u.s. pandemic response. while his resignation comes as the u.s. is facing a new battle against covid-19, that is preventing a holiday surge. new cases in hospital admissions are declining. they say that could reverse if americans get too complacent. the death toll should be a sobering reminder of j
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