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>> hello and welcome to "the journal." >> welcome. >> our top stories this hour -- the ivory coast's and incumbent -- incumbent president, laurent gbagbo, says he is willing to negotiate. a pakistan governor is assassinated amid a mounting political crisis. in quinoline costly, floodwaters are due to peak. -- in queens when australia, floodwaters are due to peak. african union negotiators say the incumbent leader of ivory coast, laurent gbagbo, has agreed to negotiate peaceful and
the power struggle without preconditions. the regional bloc, ecowas, says he was planning to lift a blockade around the headquarters of alassane ouattara, who is widely seen as the winner of the elections. he says it is time for laurent gbagbo to go. >> as mediators wrapped up talks, there was little reason to be hopeful. he was not yielding to international pressure. but then came the message that he was ready to negotiate without pre negotiations. regional bloc, ecowas, and the african you want to avoid having to use force. >> ecowas and au, even if there is a half percent chance of resolving the problem peacefully, they would exploit it. >> the people of ivory coast want to see a peaceful end to the stalemate as well.
>> i am against the use of force as no where else in africa have we seen as working. i preferred dialogue to the use of military force. we're very happy the mediation is going on and we wanted to reach its goal so we can live in peace. that's what we are waiting for. >> mediators have said that power sharing with alassane ouattara is not an option. preparations to oust incumbents are being made in case negotiations fail. >> ahead of sunday's referendum on a that barriers to pull this off to the for unity but said he would back an independence vote. the referendum was guaranteed in a 2005 peace deal that ended
sudan's north-south civil war. at least 2000 people died in that conflict. if the south of votes for independence, the two sides of the country will have to decide issue related to oil revenues and the exact route of the border between them. a gunman has assassinated the gunman -- the mayor of the punjab state. salman taseer was shot and killed near his home. it was the most high-profile political killings in pakistan's benazir bhutto was assassinated three years ago. he was one of the moderate voices in the pakistan people's party. he has spoken out against softening blasphemy laws. that has angered islamists. >> salman taseer's opposition to blasphemy laws has cost him his life. he was apparently shot dead by one of his bodyguards and sought -- and died soon afterward. >> there were three gunshots and
iran on to the street. he was lying in a pool of his own blood and security forces arrived soon after that. >> i was at home nearby and i heard some shots. i watched the governor being put into a vehicle. >> the governor of pakistan pause most populous province had often been at odds with the country's islamist parties because he supported freedom of speech. he angered many people with his support of a christian woman sentenced to death for allegedly insulting islam's profit, mohammad. iran has warned berlin not to press for release of two german journalist being held for a visa violations. a foreign ministry spokesman in tehran says the iranian judiciary would not about to pressure. they might even react negatively to it. the comments come to days after the newspaper that employs the reporters published an appeal
from 100 of germany's leading cultural and sporting figures for the release. the two men who were visiting the country and tourist visas were detained in october while conducting an interview with the settlement sent to death by stoning for having committed adultery. the scandal in germany over contaminated animal feed is deepening. the european commission wants to know of any effective aids or meat have been exported to other european union nations. at the same time, they're trying to point out traces of the contaminant can be found in many foodstuffs. more than 1000 farms in germany have been forced to suspend operations after they used supplies of the contaminated feed. >> this plat recycles use cooking fat into diesel fuel and sold fatty acid to a feed producer in germany. the recycler said they had labeled a hit as unsuitable for animal consumption.
but more than 100 tons of feed on its way into the food chain. >> it is time to talk about where the buck stops, in particular regarding the responsibility and liability of the producers. and agricultural production in general. >> it was a plant in northern germany that produce the contaminated feed. it described its production methods as perfectly normal and said what happened was a tragic mistake. fatty acids are commonly used in animal feed, but representatives are calling for heads to roll over the scandal. >> the blame lies with the firms that produce the seed because what happened was criminal. >> officials said the eggs, pork, chicken and eggs had higher than permitted levels of dioxin. they have looked at ways of monitoring the feet were closely in the wake of the affair. >> peter has some business news,
starting with a big merger in the construction sector in europe. >> is a hostile takeover that is still going on. it can be better. the spanish construction company has cleared an important hurdle to acquire a german company following a stock swap which gave it over 30% of the german builder. they can now buy shares on the open market to pursue its goal of a complete takeover. >> executives in madrid may soon be calling the shots when it comes to contracts, conditions, prices, and what to do with profits from the construction projects. the spanish construction giant has convinced many shareholders with its takeover bid. they have attended almost 2.4 million shares and now controls 40% of the company. despite heavy resistance from the workers and executives,
traders believe italy and matter of time before they reach a majority stake. -- believe it is a matter of time before they reach a majority stake. >> the employees and management see major changes are in store. in germany, the company has 11,000 employees and many say cost-cutting measures will follow as soon as they have complete control. >> they were among the day's most active stocks on the index today. our correspondent has more from the frankfurt stock exchange. >> game over for germany's largest construction company. it will become spanish. people here have no doubt that acs will be successful. people point out that in a situation like this, other large investors usually flock to the majority stake holders camp to join up.
this went down because investors fear there will not be any more lucrative takeover options coming. there was an unspectacular performance of on thedax, but people are still optimistic. >> looking at several market indices, let's begin in frankfurt where we see the blue chip index 0.2% lower. the leading eurozone blue stocks were up slightly. in new york, stocks are mixed with investors trying to make sense of new data showing an unexpected increase in factory orders. the dow jones industrial average is currently up slightly. the euro is trading for $1.33. the german unemployment rate
ticked higher in december, surprising many investors. the upturn was largely due to seasonal factors like the sudden cold snap. the latest figures show unemployment figures running at 7.2%. >> germany's federal labor agency was satisfied with progress. overall development had spent positive despite the slight job -- slight drop in the jobless rate. >> the increased to 3,016,000 does not based on economic conditions but on the early winter weather. >> the weather has been largely responsible for job cuts in the sectors. but plant and machinery manufacturers are rebounding after the financial crisis. >> we had a strong economic upswing dominated by strong
foreign demand. in the meantime, all the data shows this -- domestic demand has picked up significantly. that benefits the labor market overall. >> as the economy continues to improve, the labor minister expects a corresponding improvement in the job market next year. >> consumer prices are moving private -- are moving higher in the eurozone. inflation preceded the central bank's target for the first time in two years. the european union's statistics office reports prices rose 2.2% on the air. economists say the rise in inflation is due to higher fuel and food prices. the european central bank's aims to keep price growth below 2%. analysts say they believe they will keep interest rates unchanged well into 2011 despite higher inflation.
shares for apple computer rose 2% at the start of the year, giving the technology company market value of $300 billion. apple is now one of the most voluble companies traded, talked -- top only by exxon mobil. apple's thou elation plummeted after the stock-market collapse in september of 2008. one month later, it was worth $89 billion. the recovery is remarkable. the aft -- apple's market cap past microsoft in may of last year and is worth $60 billion more than its main rival. >> thank you. australia's worst floods in decades are forcing more people in rural areas to evacuate. the floodwaters have inundated territory the size of france and germany combined, bringing the biggest coal mining operations to a standstill. thousands of crops have been
destroyed. authorities say the flood waters have yet to peak. >> the flood waters cover huge areas of land, completely swamping some home. the water is up to a meter deep in some places. thousands have fled and makeshift barriers have gone up in some places as homeowners and businesses do what they can to protect buildings. police have been going door-to- door to persuade residents to leave. >> some people, once reluctant, when the full circumstances are explained, they're quite willing to leave their homes. >> but many residents stayed behind to ride out the dangers and help their neighbors. >> it is the true australians spirit. the people have rallied together and you can understand they are extremely uncomfortable and very concerned. working together, helping their friends and neighbors, working cooperatively with emergency services personnel. >> residents are still bracing
for the dilution. the town was hit by record flooding that destroyed many houses less than one year ago. some people had only just returned home. it's not only personal property at risk. floodwaters have devastated flatland, the main source of livelihood for many. cotton crops, grain, fruit and veggies high -- and vegetables have all been lost. damages are estimated at $1 billion. >> firefighters were forced to stand by and watch as a revival apartment complex went up in flames. the fire broke out tuesday and spread quickly through the three story complex which was uninhabited. the fire chief ordered crews to abandon efforts after the situation was deemed to difficult to handle. it is unclear what started the fire. in china, 50,000 travelers have been stranded on highways and in trains following an especially harsh out of winter weather. southwestern china has been hit
hardest. all highways have been closed and thousands of people are stuck on snowy roads. hundreds of workers are clearing major routes. in another province, they're using blowtorches and chemicals to melt the ice on the rails. in berlin, there is growing anger at the state of the city's public transportation system. the commuter railway is grinding to a halt with more than half of its trains out of commission due to technical problems. a number of suburban stations have been completely closed with reduced service at many others. >> chaos reigns of many parts of the suburban network. passengers are simply informed that technical difficulties are creating huge disruptions. about a million people a day rely on the trains. but the transport breakdown has left thousands of people struggling to get from point a to point b. >> i had to take a week's
holiday because there's no other way to get around. >> not even half of the city's suburban trains are running. faulty brakes and traction have been aggravated by the weather. critics have been saying they have failed to invest in repairs and maintenance. repair shop personnel have been cut to save money. their parent company, deutsche bank, as coming under fire. people want answers from the ceo. >> it is a disaster. there's been nothing like the war. and they call this the capital? >> in central berlin, replace the bus services provide an alternative, the suburbs remained cut off. the state of brandenburg also blames the federal government, saying winter weather is no excuse for the fiasco. they want the government to assume responsibility as the owner of the rail network and remedy the situation.
>> welcome back. there is a mood of optimism in germany as the new year gets under way. the economy is doing well. more people are employed and decades. this is supposed to favor the incumbent government, but it has not given angela merkel a boost. the junior party would not even make it into parliament is elections were held today. elections are a ways off, but no less than seven regional votes are scheduled for 20 lebanon that will serve as a barometer. we took a barometer of the political weather ahead. >> the conservative chancellor and her deputy were hailed as a dream team, but it has not been smooth sailing for their coalition partnership. they need results this year and
they face stiff competition. is that greens are riding a wave of popularity and are even becoming a threat to the opposition social democrats. the coalition lost for sure of government was marred by public spats. only now is the chance for getting back into her stride. many government policies are unpopular, especially among voters promised tax cuts. >> opinion polls show we're not very popular at the moment. it is apparent we have disappointed voters, but there are big expectations. >> the dispute around the construction of a new train station has become a symbol of public dissatisfaction. even conservative voters feel they are being ignored. this looks to cost them control. the greens are likely to pick up votes.
>> they are always in favor of new rail routes, but when a new station is being built, they are against it. >> 2011 could be the greens year. they're hoping to capitalize on controversial issues like nuclear policy and social justice and winning enough votes to win the state government for the first time. >> we can do it. we can ensure next year's most successful in our party's history. >> she is running for mayor of berlin. and another has a chance of becoming state premier. it is a huge leap forward, making the social democrats a junior coalition partner. it is a decisive year and the party needs a new strategy beyond simply attacking its opponents. >> you in government are doing a great job of attacking each other. it is hard to top.
an opposition politician, how are they suppose to add anything to that? >> but maybe the voters will have something to add with the various regional elections taking place in the next couple of months. >> let's go now to my colleague. is this 2011 likely to be a hard year for the chancellor? >> it is going to be a tough year. there are the seven regional alexians around the country. they're all important barometers of political opinion. in states and in cities like berlin, the march will be -- the end of march will be important because commentators say conservatives could lose their. if they were too, this has been a bastion of conservatism for 60 years. that would lead to an intense
leadership debate. she has another problem with regard to her coalition partners, the free democrats. they are badly wounded after what has been a feckless. in government. the greens, who are trying to present themselves as a party of government and not a protest party and then there is the social democrats trying to prove they are a party with a big idea. >> what are the big issues likely to be this year and which ones could work to the advantage or disadvantage of the chancellor? >> it comes down to one issue -- the economy. germany wants to make the economic recovery is enjoying sustainable. but there are questions about the extent to which the german economy is dependent on economic growth in china and whether there'll be a huge surge in oil prices and questions about
domestic consumer spending. that does not help the economy. the big question is the crisis surrounding the euro. is it going to prove to be a solid or a wobbly currency. another important issue is her job is to persuade german voters she should get the credit for this economic surge in germany. but many voters and commentators tend to look at the small and medium-size companies and say they have done their homework and gotten themselves restructured. they have the kind of innovation to be competitive on global markets without much help from the government and politics. so she does not get much credit there. people look back to the former chancellor and say look at the economic reforms he introduced. welfare reform, labor market
reforms, they say that's much more than what angela merkel has done so far. >> thank you very much. the stability of the the euro will be one of the major challenges. the germans have never felt much affection for it. too much attachment to their beloved deutsche mark. >> it was nine years ago that i entered the everyday lives of the germans. i like it here. the germans are very careful with me. they were a bit wary at first, but now almost two-thirds have come to accept me, the euro. >> i think it's good. i like that it can be used abroad. >> it's easier to do business
using a common currency. >> most germans now want to hold on to me, but i have to confess, i don't feel truly loved. >> they told us nothing would get more expensive, but that is not how i experienced it. i think that is a negative. but i'm not joining in on the discussion of bringing back the deutsche mark. >> i did consign the deutsche mark to the history books. the germans had to give up their beloved currency for me, but i have been good for the economy. confidence has grown over the years. >> until a certain point, the beginning of this year, when greece became a problem. people's trust in the euro took a blow and it has not recovered. >> i note it will take some time
for people to regain their trust in me, which is why european leaders are trying to bring the debt-ridden economies under control. germans are worried they could end up footing the bill to keep me going. >> those in charge have to ensure money is not wasted. it could otherwise be used to help stabilize the euro. >> it is impossible to avoid the realities that european budgetary policies are no longer national policies. a free market has to be created. >> i think the situation at the moment is complicated. i follow a lot, but i'm at a loss for what to do. and i think the people here in the chancellor's office feel the same way. it will be interesting to see what ideas they come up with to keep me on the straight and narrow. >> thank you for joining us and
♪ [ music ] >> welcome to bay area. >> i am doing great. zero little bit emotional. this is a very special day. this is a very special interview. >> we are here at the bayview opera house and this is where you were when you were 16-years- old. and this is where your dream began. >> yes. it's amazing. i am here today at the bayview opera house. a block away from third street where a lot of things went down when i was 16-years-old. they lived right across the street and i used to see a lot of activity and a lot of performances that would take place when i was here. and one day i peeked in and i
saw a play. i thought that looked like fun. the only thing that i have coming on was [ indiscernible ] i with an average kid, riding his bike. had a paper route. but this is where it started. i had my first show here. he is a big director and tv producer but it started here. i had no idea. [ overlapping speakers ] that it would start here and take me to the big screen to work with people like eddie murphy.
and work with shows and productions and people like will smith. and working with tyra banks. and a lot of amazing artist. it just shows you that you never know. it's if that's where you're from but where you want to go. it started here. i am so honored to be here and thankful. i am so blessed. because a lot of people that grew up with the are no longer here. and a lot of people's dreams it did not come true. so coming back here today i hope that i can expire some people out there in the world. when i see other people sing and dance, create, technology and everyone loves a winner. so if you are winning and somebody watches you when you are a kid and you get excited about it then [ indiscernible ]. then you will try it out and you will find out if it
works or does not work. you have to be open to life and to try different things. you can do some things. i did modeling, dancing and acting and now i am producing and directing. you will find out by doing a lot of things. >> congratulations. you one some awards and you want some fashion towards. that must be quite gratifying to have that affirmation. >> i am so grateful. it is amazing. we won fashion producer of the year. and we want creative director. i don't do things by myself. i have a great team. all the people that were here
before me and all the people that i have met have inspired me. yes, i get to work and i sacrifice and i spent hours a day working at my skills. but when i say we i am talking about the people who told me i could do it in the people who encouraged me. no one makes it by themselves. all of us get inspired and we take things and we put it together. so i never want to see me i want to say we because i don't and i can do anything without help. i have been blessed with great help. there's lots of people that have touched my life's from teachers to dancers, producers. even people who did not like me. those people have pushed me because they said you cannot do
it. so everybody who says you can't, bring it on. >> i understand what you're saying. i understand this people say that you can't do this. [ laughing ] were all about winning. >> were going to do some more behind the scenes at the bayview opera house are going to talk with armando. and they were going to go to [ indiscernible ]. if you would like to contact us we will have the information at the end of our show. the bayview opera house has many new programs and one is a joke the class that armando teaches. it's nice to see you here and
thank you for having us. >> hard thing today is a dream come true and that the industry and is something that is elusive. i know that you do all a lot of programs. when you start the class hear what was the response? >> i first started in the adult program in the morning. it's in the morning at 9:00 a.m. and i know a lot of people were. we had a couple of people coming in and then i was asked if i would do an afterschool youth program with the kids. i never thought that i would be teaching young children over. -- yoga. they're getting rid of the is department in the schools and there is no outlet for children. and when the children commend
the are full of energy. yoga brings them together. they just get some individual attention. i get about 10-15 children after school. they love it. it is a game for them and the playtime for them. and also getting a lot of physical benefits. >> i would imagine that for some with add that this might help them to focus. >> and that's the first thing when they come in to the class i remind them and i remind them -- remind them that it is about focus. and children do not know anything about yoga. when i had my first class i asked a lot of the students who knows anything about yoga. quite a few raised their hands.
they didn't know exactly what was and they said it was about stretching and breathing. and a couple of them said that they knew what the postures were but they did not know the names. so they know. they know that yoga is something that they like to do. >> were talking about dreams coming true today. and you are not from the bay area and at one point you were a nurse. you change professions and got into fitness. what changed that in your life? >> i was overweight. i was getting burned out in nursing. and as i went -- i have been swimming and running but when i got into working out in the gym it just grabbed me. as i started to work on my own
self and body and my philosophy as i train and inspire people that the mind body and spirit. anti-doing that throughout the years my clientele has brought me to yield a. it also robbery to the bayview area. one of my clients is an attorney and she lives here and she's lived here ever since she graduated from law school. so i used to come to visit her and she has since moved on and outof the area. but when i saw the area and the housing and what was here this was just a part of the city that people don't get to see. if they come out here the bayview have a lot to offer. the views and the homes and because of the community and since i have lived here for nine years i have had nothing
but a positive experience from the community itself. >> that is wonderful. i appreciate you spending some time with us today. thank you very much. >> thank you for having me. >> if you would like more information about the classes the information is on our screen. >> how are you doing barbara? >> good. >> i'm glad to be here. i can't believe i am here. tell me about you? >> i in front germany
originally. san francisco was one of my small-town dreams so you're at the bayview opera house what an amazing place to be. this is a place where you can inspire people. what inspires you to do what you do? >> i've always loved the arts and i was inspired to go out and connect with my community. i have worked in the bayview since 1984. i have been watching the upper house what i had to slow down in my work i did spend some time volunteering. but there was an opening and i thought i'm going to do this now. i got onto the program and
became chair of the program. it was easy to get there. i started to make things happen. the first thing and the event that i put on was a celebration for president obama who was being sworn in at that time. so we had a big celebration at the opera house. >> that is awesome. that is great. tell us about what is the bayview opera house have to offer the community? >> the upper house has a lot of things happening for the community and i'm really glad for this opportunity to put the word out. one of our problem is is that a lot of people do not know what we have going on. we want to bring art and culture to the bayview. and so would like to bring art
and culture to the community right here. and for that purpose we have our dare to dream afterschool enrichment program. we have about 170 kids come through here every week. >> that a lot of kids. that's awesome. one of the things that you were saying is that you want -- the a lot of folks cannot go downtown or uptown. [ indiscernible ] and that gives them hope and understanding and knowledge that there are other things in the world outside the community that is art and art is so important. i see all of this beautiful art around me. are these local artist? >> these are artists that have connection to the bayview. one of the artist whose
metalwork you see here, has worked in the shipyards since the 1990s and he apprentice himself to other artist -- >> you are doing a lot of great things. i am so happy to be here. i grew up here. i grew up down the street. i'm so glad that you are bringing people here and you're putting bayview on the map. thank you very much. i'm so glad you are here. and we thank you. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. >> i am janice edwards and we are on location. and we are talking about the glow foundation.
also teaches financial literacy. and peter is here. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> i gave you a little bit about what's glow does but can you elaborate. >> our mission is to provide financial literacy. so the way that we work as we partner up with different financial institutions, nonprofits and schools and deliver our program over a two- year period. we talk about like what is a banking account to start focusing on financing for college. >> we have a thing today with dreams coming true and if those the the -- the students that treat -- achieve their dreams and we see stories of people who make a lot of but they aren't able to hold onto it. as you are teaching them about financial literacy what are some of the common theme? >> the popular [ indiscernible ] we are starting in a place where a lot of teams are coming
from low income families and understanding basic finances. even having a bank account. so what we are teaching them is how do you do a budget, how do you plan out for the year. in fact college is a possibility and you can finance college and we teach them about financial aid, scholarships, work study. how we empower the students to become college students and to graduate. >> this particular partners that you have missed area are? >> we work with college track, first graduate [ indiscernible ]. >> people who are interested to get an application for the program they would go through them for what they contact you directly? >> so the way that we work as we partner with our schools and nonprofit partners and they provide the pipeline for the students. we see kids getting into college and so we partner up
with these other organizations of the students come through them to us. >> you are a small organization. how had the recession impacted your outlook and your ability to serve the students? >> we have a very low cost model. to get kids in college with tuition costs and job unemployment rates are really high right now and so everybody is come to us and saying how can you deliver this program to our students. what we are looking at this year and we delivered our program to students and provided over 90 scholarships. we want to [ indiscernible ] over the next two or three years throughout the state. we are partnering with corporate and financial institutions to see how we can grow this scale in the next two or three years. >> that the great vision and
goal. what was your dream growing up? >> my parents were immigrants from korea and luckily for me they both have college degrees when they came here. they were pioneers for me. so for me coming and growing up in america i really realized the opportunity that we have. and over the years i had a law degree and working with the foundation and i saw there was the underclass in our based community that are not getting their basic needs that they need whether it be water or fuel -- food or education. so what inspired me to do this work was how we could leverage all of the public partners, private sector and nonprofit and work collectively to achieve this. we wanted to provide basic services. >> it's nice to meet you and thank you for the work that you were doing. >> if you like to contact the glow foundation the information
it on our screen. and we're behind the scenes and where with charles as one-way boot camp. because you are doing something new, kim. that's why you chat can she loo to? >> first of all you showed up. this is all about having fun. it's okay to be you. so i encourage her to have a good time. smile and just don't fall. >> the smiling part i can do and the following part i can't guarantee. >> people want to see real people they want to connect with people. i am about selling the close
and for people to be who they are. >> and for work as well. this file will be important. >> it's a contagious thing. if you are going to smile you want to make people smile back. [ overlapping speakers ] we look forward to seeing you take the class. ♪ [ music ] [ clapping ] >> so i have erica and this is
my designer for the fashion show. say hi. >> high. >> amitabha tiffani made. this is an organization that's having an event and this is your second time. >> the experience has been wonderful. it's a blessing and honor to work with charleston. how did you decide that you want to donate the proceeds for cancer? >> i was inspired by what i thought my mother go through in her last days. she passed away from cancer last year. and that was my inspiration and that's why i'm giving directly to benefit cancer patients. >> keep walking. >> your experience, how has that been? >> it's amazing. it helps with confidence and posture.
just walking into a room and performing. >> he talks a little -- a lot about presence. he says to hold your head up high and make eye contact with people. otherwise it's gone and that moment is quick. that was a night job. there's nothing like a confidence booster. it was a big help. how long have you been taking classes here? >> about three months. it's helped me in many
different ways. you naturally want to walk fast. it's helped me a lot. >> this was so much fun. i'm glad that you're here. but it's for everybody. it's for a lifestyle as for the whole family. come on out. just have fun. >> it's always great working with these people. thank you for taking us behind the scenes. >> it was great. i am really having a great time. i am just so glad. it's really grab -- i'm really glad [ indiscernible ] and people say you are always positive and you are a happy
guy. they don't realize that i have gone through great pain to get where i impact. it's a pain that has helped me to be grateful and thankful. there are so many people out there who want to quit and give up. but i am here to tell you that you are. you just have to hang in there and find people who love you areas just hang in there. thank you for being here today. i had a great time. >> we have to make it happen. if you need encouragement to date we hope that you will receive that. just keep going for the vision. we love having you here. [ overlapping speakers ] >> this show is great. everybody was great. armando was great and barbara was great. >> and kim getting out there
and trying to model. >> modeling is for everybody. don't be afraid. because the world is a runway. >> if you would like to contact anybody the information is on the are screen. and that is our show. thank you again for being with us. >> we love janice. >> and we love you. and thank you. join us again
plants and animals will be forced to adapt, move, or go extinct. already, the distribution and life cycles of plants, animals and fish, are shifting in response to changes in earth's climate. in the north sea, warming water has driven commercially important fish such as cod, farther north to colder and deeper waters. in turn, more exotic, warmer-water fish have pushed into the range being vacated. the northward shift of the boundary coincides with a rise in temperature of nearly 2 degrees in north sea waters between 1977 and 2001. if the trend continues, atlantic cod will no longer be able to live in the north sea by 2080. the heavy pressure our industrialized society puts on earth drives climate change. whole ecosystems are modified, forcing species to fight for survival in different surroundings. if we understand the rapid changes our activities force the natural world to respond to,