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>> welcome to al jazeera i'm john siegenthaler. here are the top stories. kenya says all hostages are free in the nairobi mall siege. kenyan troops have controlled the situation and are sweeping the plex. kenyan soldiers stormed the mall last night to rescue hospital stadges that had been d -- hostages that had been held by saturday. if the agreement will not be agreed by -- reached by saturday the government will shut down. vice president joe biden and his wife surveyed colorado today to see the devastation.
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communication and highway access has been restored. some flood damage, it might be time to say bye-bye to blackberry. the struggling smartphone make are has reached a tentative deal to sell itself to a canadian firm, fairfax financial. for 47.1 billion. the company lost $1 billion this quarter because of unsold phones. america tonight is coming up next. remember you can always find the latest news on aljazeera.com. >> on america tonight. the vicious fighters that launched an attack on a mall in kenya and evidence they target young recruits in america. >> look at you, you have
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graduated university, you can't get a job. why, because your name is mohamed, you're a muslim. this is what the al qaeda guys are whispering to the ears to recruit these kids. >> also a leader in the fight against terrorism, why he is in prison in iran and why his family has chosen now to speak out. >> his face show everything, his face show he was under pressure. >> and the battle against climate change, could there be a solution in a very fine idea? good evening and thanks for
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joining us, i'm joie chen. this evening we begin with a look at the terror group that claims it launched a vicious attack on a mall in africa and signs that its reach may extend all the way to middle america. after three days of bloodshed, the siege now appears to be over but the radical group behind it which is known as al shabaab is increasingly coming into focus here. as president obama signaled today this was not just an northeastern a far away land. >> this i think underscores the degree to which all of us, as an international community, had to stand against it. the kind of senseless violence that these kinds of groups represent and the united states will continue to work with the entire continent of africa around the world to make sure that we are dismantling these objects of destruction. >> recruits in america are
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strong, kenyan foreign minister telling the pbs newshour tonight that two of three american teens were involved in attack. closely followed al shabaab's activities in the united states and he brings this report. >> al shabaab means the youth and to date, no sedatinged terrorist organization has been more successful in recruiting officers for overseas. since it emerged in 2006, al shabaab has interim government. the videos attempt to splay somalia's struggle as part of a joabled jihad movement. , al shabaab's videos are often created specifically for western audiences. sometimes with fighters speaking english or with english subtitles. >> we're calling all the brothers overseas, all the
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shabaab, wherever they are. to come and live the life of mujahade rvetionn. >> form he operatives from. >> this is a real disneyland. >> in 2008, al shabaab's videos drew attention, thanks a 26-year-old, abu monsowr a hadiki. >> are from killed just last week by his former credit specially effective in recrueltying young westerners to the cause. >> the only reason we're staying here away from our families, away from the cities, away from
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you know ice, candy bars, all these other things because we are waiting to meet with the enemy. >> since the recruitment videos started appearing online, more than 50 young men have disappeared in minneapolis and toronto, only to end up fighting alongside al shabaab. 26-year-old college student from minneapolis named sherwa ahmed who became the first suicide bomber. al shabaab increasingly unpopular in somalia, al shabaab members carry out am pew tairgses and beheadings, the group offered an appealing alternative to life in the west. in 2010, while filming a documentary?
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i met mo, one of the few westerners to return home after fighting alongside al shabaab. he baimed disillusioned, but he says many may still be susceptible. >> you can't get a job because your name is mohamed, you're a muslim. this is what the al qaeda members are whispering to recruit these kids. >> a frustrating chord who feel ostracized in the post9/11 west. of course joy one of the biggest fears is that american citizens over in east africa could use thairn training and launch attacks here. but so far there's no evidence of that either way. >> so far christoph, you have been closely following al shabaab to somalia yourself.
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do the young people who are getting recruited have any idea what they're getting into? >> mostly they don't. it looks exciting. it's like jihad with ak-47s. but they argue that somalia is the most dangerous place in the world, there is fighting almost everywhere. and they en end up little less n cannon fodder. >> reaching out to you, you were the most, arguably, closest journalist to him. >> he did so much of the recruitment but he discovered this wasn't something he wanted to be involved in anymore, and spoke out against the group, to his demise. he said if i die, al shabaab
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will make it look like, they want to recruit as many foreigners as possible and amri amriki was as visible as possible. they did kill him, it's going to be harder for them to recruit more westerners from overseas. >> as christoph points out, al shabaab brings its supporters from halfway around the world. professor adi sematar from the university of minnesota, we appreciate both of you being here, abdul, i want to begin with you and the kind of recruitment effort that is made by al shabaab among these young somalis, it's not just wrap videos, this is really cool you say, you're hearing more than that? >> like these recruiters, are
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actually targeting disenfranchised, who have flunked out of school, criminal record, can't get a job, they can't get financial aid per se. >> but it is not simply that, it is really that they are encouraging a mission. >> exactly. and their mission has a message of a better life, of religious justification. in a sense of national your duty to your country. >> that is might be hard for americans to follow this sort of thing. professor i want to talk to you for a minute about that motivation and what is happening here. do you ski recruitment taking place in the community there, in minneapolis and what is the longer term implication for the united states in this relationship? >> i think it's important to note, that there are a large number of young somalis who are dispossessed from this society and from the old country and that the united states government and the minnesota
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government need to attend to those issues. they become exceptionally vulnerable, they don't feel they belong here and they don't feel they belong to anybody. that is sort of a vulnerable group. having said that i think it's also very important to underscore that the vast rnlgt moo omajority of the somalis haw abiding citizens and getting along with their lives and these are the people also who have given a bad wrap because of a -- rap because of a few bad apples, we were in cahoots with war lords, and for a long time we were oblivious to the damage that was bringing our reputation as a law-abiding country. we need to address that question. i think finally -- >> i think abdul is referring to this as well because these young
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people are being vulnerable to that in part, national affiliation with a group that intends to do harm. >> exact lir. and to go off of mr. samatar, is this group feel ostracized, a narrative that has been developed because of they think terrorism, they think piracy,. >> piracy is something we hear most in the you u.s. >> exactly. that trickles down to the youth and prevents them from taking positive activities here in the west. >> professor there are formal ties now, and how does that raise the issue in the united states, in the united states we understand al qaeda in a way that there has not been
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recognition of al shabaab. >> what is important here to believe is i don't believe for a minute those young people who are disillusioned who are trapped by al shabaab are going to come back here and do the dirty work that al shabaab has done in the horn of africa. our government has been incredibly alert to these matters, the person who was caught in the plane in detroit a few years back, that wasn't from -- from yemen. the country is very alert to that. i don't see these people coming back to do damage to our country and our people here. i think what the government needs to do very seriously is to look at itself in the mirror and sort of our own policies have supported war lords and the somali people in that country. i think the somali people are at war with al shabaab, how to put their country back together so they can become strong allies
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who can police their country and not allow young people to be lost in the process. >> and also for the u.s. government to reach out to the community. >> yes. it's very imperative for u.s. government and you know local and federal agencies to empower local partners for organization -- >> the local community in minnesota is quite strong and significant. >> yes, yes. when it comes the active engagement of these youth through programming, education, counseling mentoring, it is very slim. very few organization he that are taking on that challenge of engaging youth and shoag them it's not as -- showing them it is not as bad as you think. >> the point i want to make, in the united states minnesota is a large community of somalis. >> a very, very large community of somalis in minnesota. 8,000 somalis in one small area
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little mogadihsu. >> do you see this possible within u.s. policy and u.s. government outreach? >> i think it will be a tragic affair on the part of all government, that it takes some event yoadges in nairobi -- overseas in nairobi, and if that will change vulnerability in our people here in minneapolis i think it would be a great idea. for instance, there was a senator whom i met personally, his notions about terrorism were so bizarre in my opinion that he assumed and claimed that somali youth had been so disoriented. was so categorical. i told him, the vast majority of
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somali young men and women are law abiding. but the government both of the state of minnesota and the united states government needs oprovide the kind of services that will turn these young men into productive law abiding citizens. >> and not leave them vulnerable to these situations of any kind. thank you both for being with us here. >> with pleasure. >> ahead on america tonight images from the dark side. keeping an eye open chicago's crime wave. a view behind the scene is next.
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gltion there is no let up in the gun violence playing chicago. we saw a playground shooting rampage this left 13 hurt along with a toddler. over the weekend, more shootings and deaths. it is a scene that seems to play out night after night in the
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nation's third largest city. and there is where we found a photo journalist, ken herslick. >> we're headed to what is left of cabrini green. low rises. somebody got shot in the leg. this could get a little bit dicey by the way. they got a crowd. what's that? stay with me if you can. i am ken herslick, i am ovideo journalist, i shoot news overnight for all the local television stations. get in get what you need and get the hell out. don't linger.
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on a one to ten, safety, 10 being the least safest this is definitely a 10. >> available about three, four minutes. >> first thing i do is i turn all the radios on see if i can hear something. i've watched the 10:00 news to see if there's something i can follow up on. >> one doom. >> we're going to -- one adam. >> we're going to go to this fire on the south side. we know generally where it is, not exactly where it is. >> there. when was he injured? >> second degree burn. >> larry and i have quite a history. we go back, about 20 years. we've been at some crazy, crazy
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incidents over the years together. >> spend a lot of time at night together. >> yeah, in all the wrong plac places. >> well, i'm going to go back to the middle area where i like to sit. because if i sit here on the south side, for sure something will happen on the west side. so this is where i usually skit. i -- sit, i can generally go anywhere in about 15 minutes. this is a sit and wait place for sure. >> my name is pat curry. i'm responsible for overall content of a lot of our news stories. and sending reporters out and figuring out which stories we cover. ken and i go back like 20, 25 years ago. he was called a stringer. i'd come in, in the morning and we have this, this and this and it is because of ken. the e-2 night club disaster. there was a night club in the
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south loop area, and ken had called me and said i think we have a big one. i said what are you talking about? he says i think we have a stampede. it didn't hit me. what do you mean stampede at a night club? he says no, people are stacked on top of each other. >> to get in an out of the this cluck was through one stairwell they had. it was one sort of fight on the dance floor. the people were stuck so eentwined, they needed treatmen, now. it's like a crazy crazy scene . >> sent chills up my spine and when we saw his video, it's engrained in my mind forever. and ken brought moments all the
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time for us. ken was there for the big stories. >> i do have shootings every night. we have two very busy neighborhoods. we have the west side of chicago and the south side of chicago and i spend probably 89% of my time in both of those areas. i did a homicide on that street there, about two months ago. i have been to over 1700 homicides in my career so far. >> in the last couple of years, the shootings have been more intense. people are not first of all willing to turn the other cheek anymore. there seems to be a serious problem with anger management going on. i couldn't even describe to you how minor some of these infractions might be but all of a sudden a gun comes out, they just start shooting. they're not necessarily pointing, they sort of shoot
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side ways and you can't hit the side of a barn shooting sideways and innocent people are getting shot on a daily basis. great train whistle. >> it was important for us as a news organization in the news industry that to understand there was violence occurring. we would look at the day and wouldn't look at what was behind us because we weren't there. ken kind of changed all of that because he brought crime into the newsroom in the morning. >> large group of people fighting by the empty bank. >> chicago is a city where if it's not in my backyard then i don't want to be bothered. and part of what ken has done and what we're trying to do is it is in your backyard, even if you live ten miles from where it happened it is in your backyard because somehow we're all going to pay the cost of violence no
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matter where it happens. >> i still love chicago. i worry for chicago. but i just hope that they can get it under control, i really do, you know. they need to hire a lot more cops. you know, it's a good city. hello. four shootings. four shootings and a foot chase. they brought me to tears earlier. we were doing a whole long interview and we were asked questions, are you concerned about the city. like a little girl. >> bringing a lot of heart to his work. day in the night with veteran photojournalist, ken herslick in
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chicago. how one american family is garnering to "free amir." on inside story, we bring
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>> and now a snapshot of stories on america tonight. blackberry makes a deal to sell it self to one of its biggest shareholders, fairfax financial. in a crack down on the muslim brotherhood in supporters of ousted president mohamed morsi, an egyptian cord ordered seizure of its assets. muslim brotherhood will appeal. two letters from key senate leaders to president obama on the eve of his address to the u.n. general assembly. chuck sheur schumer and john mcn said the president should remain
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tough on, questions about the fate of a third, one of them is a u.s. combat veteran a marine from flint, michigan. america tonight sheila macvicar traveled there. >> september 18th, 2011, iranian state television. >> my name is amir. >> amir hekmadi, born in flagstaff arizona, to iranian parents. one of four children in a close and active family. high school hockey star. an american combat veteran as a u.s. marine sergeant he served tours in iraq and afghanistan. >> i was proud of him for wanting to serve his country. >> post-iraq using his language
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skills working as a defense contractor with a sideline in real estate. then in december 2011, in teheran, accused of being an agent in the cia, making this confession. >> back home in flint, michigan. >> the first time it was the news, his face on tv. >> it was the first time in months that the family new where amir was. >> what did you think when you heard amir speak in that confession video? >> i was shocked just looking at his face. that wasn't -- that wasn't him. i said michael what did they do to him? he take care of his health and he was very fit. and in the picture he was tiny, yellow, white, look sick. his face shows everything. his face shows that he was under
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pressure and danger. yes. >> amirror hekmadi's trip -- a mir hekmadi's trip to iran was in desire to visit his aging grandparents. sarah is his sister. >> first generation american born children can relate, they don't grow up experiencing holidays in this country with relatives. >> before he even left for iran he went to the iranian authorities in washington to get their approval. >> he did pass all the paperwork, interviews, everything. they knew what he did. and they let him, they gave him visa. he passed custom and airport, be with family for two weeks. and after two weeks, he vanish. >> missing a big family
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celebration. >> how did you find out what had happened? >> my brothers said he didn't show up to the party. the next day, went to house, he was living with my other brother. his computer, his cell phone and all this time, i.d.s, wallet, everything was gone. >> a week later, a call from their son saying he was in prison. from august to december 2011 the family frantically searched. they made repeated trips to teheran's prison and said they could not see him. >> we were given the promise that he was being investigated because he was american and they were looking into the fact that he had served in the military for the u.s. but he would be released. >> in fact he was held in solitary confinement where he would stay for 16 months in a
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dark room. then came the televised confession. >> i know it was forced and i know it was lie. i know it was -- they force him to say that. >> there was a secret trial. the iranians produced hekmati's service card. unusual pocket litter for a spy but evidence they said of his ties to the cia. hekmati was sentenced to death. >> it was sick thing. we can't believe that it really got to this point. >> months later a new trial was ordered and benaz was able to visit. >> he was very bad shape. he was very bad. he was tiny, he was crying all the time. his face was like a chalk, you know, it was white. and beard, long beard, no shave, hair was shaved. i was worried about him. most of time was just crying, me
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and him were crying. and from that day he told me mom, don't believe anything. i'm innocent. >> ali you haven't been well enough to go and see him? >> no, i've been under chemotherapy, i've had radiation treatment. >> ali hekmati has brain cancer. >> how you feeling now? >> so, so, taking it one day at a time. >> mostly emotionally, it hurts him more than -- chemotherapy. he's under chemotherapy. but thinking about him it just -- >> every day is in my mind, everybody day. -- every day, every night. >> very powerful. >> yes, we had a lot of support, we had a great turnout for the event itself. >> the family has raised awareness and funds for lawyers and advisors with a photo shoot
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in a former prison, a stark reminder of the conditions amir hekmati faces. >> they really need to do something because it could be their son, their brother and we felt that. >> this is a really powerful picture of your dad. can you see the pain. the pain. >> dozens of members of congress have written letters of support to the family and letters to iran. sarah hekmati and her husband count the days, 754 and counting, they don't know how he will be released but see hope in the election of the new president, hassan row rowehadi.
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>> i pray every day that i will have both of his hands in my hands, that i will be able to kiss him, how much i love him and how much i miss him. >> i suffer a lot, too much, every day. every day. like when he's coming home. too much. we suffer a lot. i just want to ask him to ask president in the new government, to help amir to bring him home to his family. >> this man is a u.s. veteran, a marine. sheila what is the u.s. government saying on his behalf? >> well, the u.s. government the state department actually sent us a statement today on behalf
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of secretary of state kerry saying they want them to release amir hekmati, they want something beyond his release from prison and his return to his family. they also want the swiss embassy in teheran, there are no diplomatic relations between iran and the united states thich, to have owners at this point, to have the right to go and visit him. they want his release. >> let's bring into the conversation afsin, and gussou nia. i was in new york today at the united nations and i know people are beginning to talk about this. what is going to happen here, what is going to happen with the
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contact between the new iranian president and the u.s. president? what should the message be? >> something we are witnessing could potentially be living. and when we talk about iran and u.s. relation he, after 33 years of estrangement, these two adversaries are not terribly unlike the u.s. detent with china, with russia. one could be skeptical as well, to the extent we have seen this movie before, we have seen a reformer come into power with iran and we have seen hard line forces within iran pull this reform back. could this be a replay of this movie or could this be more serious? there are two things of note that make this a little bit more serious than the one before. iran's acute economic crisis,
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losing two to $3 billion a month of oil revenue. all the political elites understand -- >> how he got in. >> and they understand that the only way out is removal of the economic sanctions. allah ayatollah khoumeni. >> and just today we received reports that hamid rashal a dual canadian u.s. citizens has been released, held there for seven years. the relations of the canadian government and the iranian
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government has become acrimonious after the close your of the iranian embassy. we just received reports that rashal has been released. i'm hoping that that trend continues. last wednesday there was 16 political prisoners who were released, among them a high profile human rights lawyer, who really became kind of a rallying call for performance in iran and people in the diaspora and inside iran pushing for greater freedoms and calling for release of more political prisoners. i think we're seeing positive signs but there's definitely a long road ahead. >> when we talk about these relationships we're not just talking about human rights, although these are critically important, but the nuclear issue which the u.s. and the senator has stepped up and said this is
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what we'd like from you mr. president. where is this going to go? >> a very small window here both in terms of mr. rouhani's power at home and the will to wait. how advanced is the program, is there a nuclear weaponnization program? we have no intention of making nuclear weapons ever, that is not what we want. there are many people who doubt iranian intent and believe that iran in fact has had a covert weapons program for a long time and failed odeclare. the question of openness transparency on the nuclear issue key, is it necessary for the stability of the area and of course the relations to syria. >> the nuclear negotiation. >> absolutely, rouhani was the
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lead gloarkt are negotiator froo 2005. this is a lot different time now. sent region spinning much further than that period of 2003 to 2005. rouhani has a big challenge here as does president obama. i often appliquéen these two presidents to orchestra conductors. not only do they have to get their own domestic constituencies to play from the same orchestra sheets, hassan rouhani has made news for his tweets. this is going to be far more complex than tweeting nice lines. >> last line for you, when we talk about foreign relationships, such as handshakes, what will you be looking for? >> i'll be looking to what really happens long term.
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i know that there has been a huge amount of excitement, both you know domestically in iran and here in the u.s. and globally in looking to see what will happen out of a possible meeting between rouhani and obama and all the other meetings that are going to be held between the iranian side and the u.s. side. i would like to know what happens long term. we have definitely seen a lot of positive you know it's been called the charm offensive. >> the twitter feed. yeah. >> and op eds that have been placed today, from rouhani himself in the washington post. >> and we'll see what this week bridges. thank you so much, for being here. and ahead tonight can climate change this very fine
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mist be one simple solution?
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>> and now to a very hot topic. climate change. scientists and politicians from throughout the world are getting together to finalize the latest report on climate change. as the international community responds to the threat of a warmer planet, a closer look at it will technologically promising solutions. >> the amount of car boon dioxide in the atmosphere has spiked 40% since the industrial revolution. trapping heat and changing the planet.
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the retreat of arctic sea ice has doubled in the last few years. disastrous storm surges like hurricane sandy. massive wildfires raged through the west this summer. the panel on international climate change lays the blame at the foot of human beings. what should we do? experts agree, the priority should be reduce emissions. but what happens if we can't? science are working on a backup plan, called geoengineering, in which scientists manipulate the atmosphere to change. a company in california has build a prototype. >> we know we have to do something. this we feel is a profitable, realistic solution, implementable today.
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it's already built. it's proven. >> the device removes co2 directly from the atmosphere for fertilizer berche beverages andr applications. could have an application for the entire planet. >> by the time you build hundreds or thousands, you can clean up all the co2 that is put out by humans every year. >> first things to understand about carbon dioxide removal is there's no fast or easy fix there. >> ken believes global thermostat's scheme is too little too late. >> all the carbon dioxide removal things involves infrastructure that is pretty much at the scale of our energy system. if we have this whole energy dumping co2 into the system we need a system of the similar size to pull it back up.
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>> the sun is warming up our planet, some suggest, reflecting it back out into space. >> reflect the sun's energy and keep it on earth. here on the california coast is one of the best places to experiment with this process. researchers here have in fact already begun to develop ways to brighten clouds. >> what we really do is enhance a natural process that's already there. so the natural process is to form clouds. so if you manage to change the reflectivity of these clouds by 5%, say, then you've changed the overall reflectivity of the earth by 1%. that's like doubling the effect of co2. >> the device blasts salt wart through tiny openings. these particles rise into the air making existing clouds more
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dense and more reflective. >> that's incredibly fine water vapor. >> veaps very quickly. what you -- evaporates very quickly. what you don't see are the tiny salt particles that are left behind. >> lee gal brait toobraith tooko show us. >> putting in little particles of something the water can condense around to make water droplets. our approach is to put in more. a good thing is to put in sea salt because we can get that by pumping in sea water and turning it into salt particles. >> with the technology how would you do it? >> you're talking about a fleet of a thousand or two thousand ships. >> if you make it standard cargo
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to carry your technology you could pretty much change the earth's temperature pretty quickly? >> it would offset the damage from the co2 over the technology age. >> it could also cool specific regions where the climate is heating up. california is one example. >> on the coast of california we've lost about 30% of the clout coverage, the fog coverage in summer and as a result of it, all the coastal redwoods are under stress. that might be a very good application. >> he stands to profit from his application but also interested in posterity. >> i have eight grandchildren and it's very hard to say that look, i saw this coming, most of us see now if you're a scientist, i knew bit but didn't do anything about it. >> but while his team focuses on existing clouds, other scientists have considered a
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much more revolutionary strategy, a cloud all over the planet. >> reduces the amount of temperature change by 90% in most place in the world. >> if that sounds crazy the idea is based on something that happened in nature. >> this poster child is the mt. penatubo eruption. >> the eruption of mt. penatubo spilled millions of particles into the air. >> if that amount of federal had been kept in the stratosphere, we would need a spall fleet of airplanes maybe ten, 12 airplanes so they would be constantly flying up and down. but this is something that is a few billion dollars a year. >> do you find yourself relieved, are you encouraged by this? >> i guess i'm little heartened
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that if there really was some catastrophic warming there might be something that we could do to relieve the suffering. i see this as sort of like in case of emergency break glass kind of thing. >> in theory, geoengineering is a last-ditch option bu but having that option is going to allow us to continue to emit greenhouse gases as we have. tinkering with nature scientists feel could have dangerous consequences. melanie is a climate science scientist. >> i think we need to be careful that the cure is not worse than disease. problem with this kind of solar radiation management is you have to keep going with it all the time. if we're continuing to emit carbon at the same time, we haven't gone to the root cause of the problem.
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>> because geoengineering has the potential to change the entire planet, fit fitzpatrick . >> the public needs to be engaged. who will decide to deploy that? where will they decide odeploy it? will it cause regional climate changes and will be be irreversible. >> ocean acid if if iification. >> we need to deploy renewables and we need to remove the subsidies from fossil fuels. >> the idea that we could reduce climate change through technology is extremely attractive. but the truth is we only barely understand what geoengineering
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could do to the plan it and the skies that we all must share. >> and this report from jacob ward. could a city known for its beer become the new hollywood? millions who need assistance now. we appreciate you spending time with us tonight. up next is the golden age of hollywood going golden but elsewhere. why l.a.'s mayor has declared a state of emergency for the entertainment industry there. next.
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>> finally tonight, you know it was a big night in hollywood as the stars gathered for the emmy awards but not to be out done. china's richest man hosted his own red carpet. carmona's eastern city quingao may be the hollywood. >> this is hollywood chinese style. the star power alone suggestions the coastal city of quingao may be the hollywood of china. >> my daughter ella.
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>> the dream of china's richest man, won jon lynn, hosting 20 sound stages, the world's first underwater studio and a chain of resort hotels among others, all to the tune of $8 billion, the biggest single investment in the film business. >> the cultural industry, also known as the entertainment industry is a higher level industrial model. in the west its development has slowed down. but in china it is a sunrise industry that has just developed. we have great hope. >> the quindao studio is set to open in 2016. a source of pride for china's a-listers. >> i'm very happy that he chose
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the city of quindao. >> a launch event filled with the glitter and glamor of the silver screen as china begins its very own age of cinema. >> that came from jerald tan. that's it for us on america tonight. if you want to comment, log on to the website, aljazeera.com/america tonight. you can also comment on twitter or our facebook page. have a good night, see you tomorrow.
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>> welcome to al jazeera, i'm jeeghtd. john siegenthaler. here are tonight's top stories. all hostages have been rescued in kenya's shopping center siege. an unknown number of gunmen are held up inside the nairobi mall. it was an al qaeda operation that left at least 65 dead. residents of the united states may have been among the gunman who attacked the mall. no meeting is scheduled yet between president barack obama and iran's president

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