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from berlin. tonight, a warning that the world is lagging far behind its goals on climate change. the united nations says rich countries are failing to cut down on greenhouse gases and far from slowing global warming is accelerating. also coming up tonight, ukrainian troops hold off attacks by russian forces in the eastern donbass region. ukraine's president zelenskyy condemning moscow's tactics,
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calling them crazy. and new u.s. sanctions against iran as anti-regime protesters mark the end of 40 days of mourning for a young woman who died in custody of police. and we look at the new space race. why several nations are competing to put humans back on the moon. scientists believe this can be a gateway to mars and beyond. i'm brent goff. to her viewers watching on pbs in the united states and to all of you around the world, welcome. on this thursday we begin with a warning about our climate. the window of opportunity to cleat -- keep global warming at a minimum is closing faster than we thought. a new report says the governments of wealthier nations are not doing enough to cut carbon emissions.
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instead of limiting warming to some 1.5 degrees celsius above preindustrial levels, the u.n. says the world is now on track to be almost three degrees warmer by the end of this century. u.s. secretary antonio guterres says an unprecedented economic transformation is needed to limit the impact of climate change. >> the window to limit global temp which arise to 1.5 degrees is closing fast. greenhouse gas emissions must be cut by 45% this decade. but as today's report confirms, they remain at danrous and record highs, and are still rising. commitments to net zero are worth zero without the plans, policies and actions to make it up. our world cannot afford anymore greenwashing. brent: nathan hultman is the director for the center of
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global sustainability at the university of maryland. i asked him whether the goal to limit liberal warming to 1.5 degrees celsius, if that goal is even still achievable. nathan: well, i think that the report shows that we are really in an emergency situation. it really is sounding the alarm. at the same time, i think it is quite important to note that 1.5 is not out of rage. i think actually the report shows that where we are with current policies is tracking towards a much warmer world than what we are aiming for in the international and global community. but that it remains within reach within all of our countries to build the actions needed over the course of this decade, to deliver the reductions on the order of magnitude needed to keep that 1.5 target alive. brent: let me ask you, according to u.n. data, the world now appears to be on track to be about three degrees warmer by the end of this century.
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assuming that that will happen, shouldn't our leaders be laying the foundation for building a more resilient society now and in the future? nathan: it is absolutely true that we are already committed to some degree of warming. and i think it is urgently important that we continue to implement new policies across all sectors and all gases to reduce those emissions to levels that would be safer than the three degree projection in this report. at the same time, it is also very important, equally important to be preparing for the impact of the climate change we know we are already committed to. brent: i would like to get your opinion on the various ways to raise awareness about the climate crisis. i want you to look at what happened in the hague, netherlands today. a climate activist gluing his head to the glass covering, one of the most famous paintings in
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the world, the girl with a pearl earring. we have to point out that the artwork was not damaged but we have seen many such protests in recent weeks and months. a lot of people are upset over this. would you agree that the shock value is fleeting, at best here? what's your take on these types of protests? nathan: yeah, you know, here's the thing. climate ange i think really is threatening the things we love in this world. it really is threatening cultural heritage, it is threatening lives and livelihoods, it is threatening our economic vitality. those are real, genuine, present threats. me, it strikes me that we should be looking for opportunities to call areness to that threat without creating additional risks for our current cultural treasures. brent: nathan hultman with the
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center for global sustainability at the university of maryland. we appreciate your time and your insights tonight. thank you. the island nation of madagascar off the east coast of africa is on the front lines of climate change. there has been no significant rainfall there for several years. more than one million people live every day with the risk of malnutrition. global warming, deforestation, poverty, and a lack of government action are all to blame. our dream creation visited madagascar's south, where the situation is especially alarming. reporter: she used to be a farmer. now all she is able to harvest his cactus leaves. karen this drought has left -- karen this -- she now relies on turning cactus leaves into cattle feed to
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survive. since the rain stopped her life has been turned on its head. >> we left the village because of the drought. it is very diffult to find water. there was no harvest so we had to sell all of our belongings. adrian: many authors are suffering the same -- many others are suffering the same fate. this trader opened the camp when he saw how many people had nowhere to go after being forced to leave their villages. >> this old man lying here, used toave 120 head of cattle. he was a rich man. but over the years he had to sell everything he owned. adrian: people got used to not having enough food and going to bed hungary. it is incredible how they ve managed to adapt to this hostile environment. but of course it comes at a price.
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she's in charge of the malnutrition unit for children in the hospital. she says many children here are chronically ill. last month, two children came too late and died. this little girl is one of the five she is currently treating. >> this baby is 17 months old. her arm circumference is very low. it's in the red part. 98 millimeters. normally it should be 130 for her age. she still can't stnd. -- stand. normally at this age, children already run. she cannot even stand up. we don't haveood food at home. sometimes we mix the nutrition aid that ngo's give us wh cassava, and we quickly cassava
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-- cook the cassava with a lot of water. adrian: back at the camp, he says he tries to help by buyin medicine and collecting donations. he believes mainly climate change is to blame for the situation, but he also says corruption by ngo staff and government incpetence a making matters worse. for decades, the government fails to invest in the region. the cycle of poverty gets worse, as rainfall gets less. as she prepares the first and only meal of the day for her family, she asks herself why this is happening. >> i don't know why the rain does not fall. it may be because of us humans. we don't love each other. maybe that is why the rain has stopped falling, or because strangers did something to prevent the rain. i don't know. adrian: some greens and two cups
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of rice. that is all the family of 14 can afford for today. yet they still offer their neighbors to join, trying to help. brent: let's take a look at some of the other stories making headlines around the world. the european union has struck a deal to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars beginning in the year 2035. negotiators agreed that carmakers must cut co2 emissions by 100% by 2035. if it becomes law it will be impossible to sell new fossil fuel powered vehicles inside the 27 country european union. the european central bank has raised interest rates again and will end ultracheap loans to commercial banks. the central bank for the 19 countries that use the euro raised its deposit rate to 1.5%, the highest we have seen in more than 10 years. the bank is trying, as many other central banks are, are
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curb central -- surging inflation. olaf scholz is in talks with greece as prime minister. he says he believes eu states can find a solution to volatile gas prices. about 15 eu countries want an eu-wide price cap to bring down inflation. now to the war and ukraine. ukraine's president zelenskyy says his forces are holding out against russian attacks in the eastern donbass region. he says airstrikes have destroyed nearly a third of ukraine's energy great, and he has condemned the kremlin's tactics, calling them crazy. reporter: smoke rising. across much of the country, successful ukrainian counterattacks have put pressure on the defensive. but in the eastern cities, russian forces continue to grind forward.
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located in the donetsk region, it's been under heavy bombardment from months. now, ukrainian officials say it is the site of some of the heaviest fighting in the country , as russia continues to advance. >> control over territory keeps changing hands. today it is os. tomorrow, theirs. the they after tomorrow, as again. the fighting is intense. today our guys took a prisoner from russia. reporter: russia's offense is re is being supported by a mercenary group, a paramilitary force with links to the kremlin. ukrainian and western officials accuse the group of recruiting prisoners from russian jails to fight in ukraine. now, ukrainian soldiers on the front lines say these prisoners are being used as bait, a tactic president zelenskyy has described as crazy. >> this is called one-time use. the main task of these one use
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soldiers is to come towards us and find out our position. if they are lucky they will stay alive. if not, they die. reporter: despite the intense fighting, ukrainian troops are said to be holding on. but months of constant bombardment are taking a toll on the russian offensive shows no sign of slowing down. brent: frank ledwidge is a senior lecturer in strategy law and a former military intelligence officer. he told us more about the kind of enemy ukraine is facing. frank: as your report said, it is facing a mercenary unit led by someone who was at one time back in the day, putin's chef. now, politics has led these soldiers to their deaths as he
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tries to do with the ministry of defense and the army tries to do, which is take that town. the importance of that town is certainly less than it was two months ago, because at that time it was intended to help to close a salient -- it no longer exists. essentially now we have him pressing on to try to do with the army could not do and use that as leverage in the kremlin. brent: it seems like there are significant differences between the russian forces fighting in the donbass region, and the troops that have been sent to defend parts in the south. how well coordinated are russian forces in ukraine at the moment? frank: that is a very good question. it was only very recently that a full theater commander was appointed. until then there was dispersed command, there was no unity of command.
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amazingly, from our perspective in the west, there was not one overall theater commander. so what you had was different areas comping for resources. now that is no longer the case. the units that you see in the southeast, they are a nomination of army, mercenaries, and levees. middling quality, all. in the south, you're getting regular army units, although they have been savaged now, been in continuous combat with some fairly well-equipp and very exrienced ukrainian units. ma of them are depleted. they are backfilled now by some new recruits we have heard about over the last six weeks or so. brent: the world is still shocked at the poor level of preparedness and performance we are seeing by the russian military. at the same time, the world
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continues to be impressed by what ukrainian forces are doing. what do ukrainian forces need, though, to continue making progress and continue taking territory? frank: to the first point, the truth is the russian army is in a death spiral. they cannot learn from their mistakes. it has lost critical amounts of equipment, and it has already lost. the question is how much land can it hold. the answer to your main question concerning what ukrainians need, they need self-propelled artillery, lots and lots of ammunition, more and better tanks, and they need a little bit of logistics help. they need longer-range rockets to reach back into the russian supply chain, back into deep behind russian lines. not into russia itself. those missiles can be -- those are just some of the
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systems they need and i suspect they will get them. brent: military expert frank ledwidge. as always, we appreciate your time and your viable insights. frank: always a pleasure. brent: let's take a look at some of the other stories making headlines this hour. poland has dismantled four more communist-era monuments to red army soldiers who fell while fighting nazi german troops. it is a part of efforts to remove symbols of moscow's post-world war ii domination. the destruction was also a gesture to condemn the war in ukraine. israel and lebanon have struck a maritime border deal. the agreement paves the way for offshore natural gas extraction but both countries, which are technically still at war. the deal was signed separately in beirut and jerusalem. lebanon hopes that the natural gas extraction will help it come out of an unprecedented economic crisis. the u.s. has imposed new
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sanctions against iranian officials involved in the crackdown on antigovernment protests. rights groups say hundreds of people have been killed in recent weeks. rallies have marked the end of the traditional 40 day morning -- mourning period. her death, while she was being held by the so-called morality police, set off the protest. mourners chanted slogans demanding rights for women. a senior lecturer on international politics at the university of sussex has been following the protests in iran closely. i asked him if he's surprised they are still going so strong six weeks following the death of gina also a mean. >> i must admit i was surprised by the show of force by people yesterday on the 40th they of the -- 40th day. the crowd that came to her
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hometown was in the region of 100,000. tens of thousands of people from different towns. even though regime forces had blocked the roads, they bypassed them and got there. across iran they were protests and casualties. one person was killed and during his burial today, massive protests broke out and a report suggests three further people have been killed in the city. some government buildings have been burned down. brent: sorry about burning -- about interrupting you, we have a little delay in the signal. what is different about the protests we are seeing now compared to protest movements we have seen in the recent past? >> i think there is a difference
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both in terms of the nature of the protest but also its context. in terms of the protest, this has been the largest, geographically most dispersed and the most across ethnic and cross class sectional protests we have had. also roots of social groups taking part in it. most importantly women play a key role not just in terms of on the grounds and the streets but in terms of the to teach it slogan which is women, life, freedom, which is quite positive and unifying in terms of the different classes in iran. in terms of context, iranian politics is very different. in the last presidential election, reformers were effectively removed from the system. and therefore the discourse of informers in which tended to give false hope to a section of
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iranian society is no longer there. iran has never been more isolated because of the continuing crisis, talks with the west. iran's primary supporter, russia, is engaged in a losing war in ukraine. however you look at it, the iranian regime is not in good shape to deal with such a large and protracted protest. brent: and we know that in the past, crackdowns by the regime has silence protests and protesters. do you think that history could repeat itself, or how far do you think this regime is willing to go to stop these protesters and how far can it go? >> i mean, its signature measure, which is brutal suppression in major cities, has not worked so far. but it has to be said that the
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excessive violence the regime has spared for the ethnic periphery of iran, places like the southeast or northwest. and we saw just a week or so ago, a couple of weeks ago after 90 people were killed in a single day. and just yesterday we had an attack on a shrine in which 15 people were killed. the govement attribud it to islamic state. but there are lots of reports which suggest this might be an inside work are the regime to distract from the protest but also create a pretext for further suppression as well as externalizing the crisis by accusing regional states including saudi arabia, to which some saudi arabian leadership as pointed a finger at. so it seems the regime is trying to create distraction but
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accerate t crisis by creating such situations. but it does not seem to work. a level of confusion at the highest level of the state is visible this time around. brent: very briefly, how close would you say we are to a revolution in iran? >> well, iranian revolution 19 gives us so clue as to what is going on right now. because every iteration of this tradition exists in iran. like yesterday, this creates a cycle of protests, spontaneously, peopleathered commemorate the person kilt. there are so many killed, at least 250 so far. so there's an in-built mechanism of reproduction and continuation of the protests. and if t images we see from iranian cities from yesterday
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and even today is anything to go by, i do not see any level of exhaustion or fatigue in the people. so i think we should expect this to go on for a while, actually. brent: we appreciate your time and your insights tonight. thank you. the space race is back. several countries including the u.s., china, india, russia, and israel are trying to reach the moon. scientists see the moon as a gateway, a place to build bases that could then launch visions to mars and beyond. -- missions to mars and beyond. reporter: the moon has one indispensable resource for manned spaceflight -- water. h2o can be used to make breathable air for astronauts and fuel for rockets. the largest water deposits are
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in the deep, icy craters at the lunar poles. at the moon's south pole alone, researchers suspecthere is as much water as in germany's largest lake. over the next few years, an outpost is set to be built in the lunar orbit. the so-called lunar gateway. nasa will build it with canada, europe, and japan. it wants to involve the private sector more than before. the new space station will serve as a research platform, and later as a base for manned flights to the moon. its orbit should make it possible to see the far side of the moon and the south pole, and to have constant radio contact with earth. nights on the moon last for 14 earth days, and the temperatures drop to 160 degrees celsius below zero. that is a major hurdle for
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long-term human missions. but there are craters at the south pole with rims that are almost always in sunlight. nasa wants to build a lunar station at such a greater, the so-called artemis base camp. initially, astronauts will land in transport craft, which will also serve as their accommodation during their short stays. but as they explore the surrounding terrain in vehicles. with each mission, the lunar base should become more comfortable. spacecraft will bring equipment and robots will build the infrastructure. up to four astronauts will work here for up to two months at a time. the outpost will also serve as a springboard for a new mission. human voyages to mars.
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brent: back here on earth, the australian men's football team has condemned qatar's human rights record, the first world cup side to speak out. players acknowledging that qatar has brought reforms, but they criticize its treatment of migrant workers and the lgbtq counity. they are calling for the decriminalization of same-sex relationships in qatar. you're watching "dw news." after a short break i will be back to take you through the day. stick around. we'll be right back. ♪ [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit]
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♪ >> there from paris world news analysis. these are the headlines. putin says the world is facing the most dangerous decade since the end of world war ii. this, the man who started the conflict in ukraine, speaking to the annual forum. putin has threatened ukraine with nuclear attack but is accusing the west of blackmail. with no grounds. an historic deal gives both israel and lebanon rights to drill for gas under the mediterranean coastline.
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a maritime border agreement negotiated under the guiding hand of the u.s. president joe biden. greta thunberg has a new publication out today, the climate book. it is a reference on what we can do to save the world from climate change created by our modern life. it comes as the u.n. says there's no chance of meeting the paris climate target of no more than 1.5% -- i'm sorry, one point five degrees celsius rise by the end of the century. the from paris. ♪ >> thank you for being with us. russia's residence -- president states the world is facing its most dangerous decade since the end of world war ii.
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vladimir putin spoke of using nuclear blackmail against his allies. he has neglected to mention his veiled threats since the start of his invasion in ukraine. putin also criticized transfer making public his phone calls with emmanuel macron. russia's president says he was not forewarned. on the issue of energy, putin says oil price is not that important and the allegation that russia blew up the nord stream pipeline is crazy. >> russia is not challenging the elites of the west. russia is defending it right to exist and develop freely. we ourselves are not going to become a new hit him in the kind. russia is not proposing to replace -- with bipolarity and domination of the west with domination of the east, north with south this will inevitably lead to deadlock.
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>> let's britain or moscow correspondent daniel hawkins. we heard putin speaking, who is he speaking to? >> the gathering is an annual meeting that normally takes place in- and was this year in moscow. it is a gathering of guests, analysts, publishers and politicians from all around the world. this year it was rather small. -- world -- security for everyone with such -- [indiscernible] >> that it would be groundbreaking and substantial and analyzed for days to come. really his speech had all of the hallmarks of his speeches this year. it ticked all of the boxes. he spoke of a decadent west, stuck in its colonial past,
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blaming the west for key global crises, food crisis, energy crisis and accusing them of waging what he called a bloody, dirty and dangerous game. he not only criticized western foreign policy, he criticized domestic policy. but sizing them for basically destroying the idea of liberalism. creating the freedom of speech for some, but not others. also lashing out at cancel culture. after his speech when he filtered questions from the audience he touched upon -- which have been on the forefront of media reports over the last two days. they were those allegations from moscow over the so-called dirty bomb -- saying he maintains that is the case and dismissing allegations that russia would do the same. he touched upon the issue of nuclear weapons. stating that russia has a clear
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nuclear policy that allowed only for defense abuse, not of had severe in ukraine -- offense of use, and that such would not benefit russia. he reached up with a go olive branch to the west saying to the people of the west, russia is not your energy. we've got many friends in the west to share our values and the world can be so different if we cooperate really -- cooperate. -- that this speech would be one of his top 102022. it was -- really there was not too much concrete things we can take away in terms of policy announcements. at was highly critical of theh west and portrayed russia as a counterbalance commit a unifier to the global south.
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but will provide a counterbalance to what he called restaurant hegemony. >> if you listen to this in kyiv or anywhere else, you might be wondering how the man who started this invasion back in february could be speaking in such terms. has there been any critical reaction what putin has been saying? >> we understand the white house has already city -- >> i meant in russia. >> in russia, the channels in russia have been -various analysts hasraised it as being comprehensive, deep and all-encompassing. putin did go into quite a bit of depth about his vision of exactly how this new world order would work. when he fielded questions from countries like india, china and indonesia, he was very keen to
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focus on the friendship between russia and these countries, saying how russia has increased trade and bilateral relations with these countries. there was a lot of focus on that. putin reinforced this notion of russia as a counterbalance and that is what the media have very much focused on. i think is is what we will all be analyzing. >> no critical restaurants, then it seems. friends allies, potential allies in this event. thank you for your analysis. daniel hawkins. we are watching that aspect of the ukraine crisis. vladimir putin giving his vision on how the world should be. let's talk about the city where the russians are making slow progress toward taking control. in the eastern donbass, most of the city residents have now left because of the invasion.
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those who are still there are living in rush -- rough conditions with no heat. much has been destroyed. our reporters have been embedded with a division as they prepare the territory for an advance on the russian held city of curse on. -- >> for these ukrainian artillery men, there is not a second to lose. military has located several targets with the help of drones. russian tanks and trenches are now in their line of sight. stretched along the western outskirts of kherson. he is in charge of adjusting every shot and is fed continuous information for each decision. [explosion] >> [speaking foreign language]
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[explosion] >> the last shot landed five or 10 meters from the target. we inflicted damage on their infantry. they took cover, we managed to hit them. >> the unit is participating in the counteroffsive toward kherson. kyiv has deployed thousands of soldiers here aiming to encircle the region's capital which was taken by the russians at the start of the war. but as the -- approaches, progress becomes more difficult. for now, the artillery men returned to their base. just a few dozen kilometers west of curse on -- of kherson. they say they are in good spirits. >> our infantry is gaining ground. even if it remains difficult. we are doing our best to help. i do not think we will stop at kherson, we will return to the 1991 border by returning to crimea. crime area -- crimea is ukrainian territory.
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>> troops have remained optimistic in this race against time. now there is just one simple objective ahead. to take back kherson before the winter. >> our team on the ground, watching all developments on the situation. next, an unprecedented deal that could line the pockets of israel and lebanese people. it has been signed thursday. israel extracting gas from the mediterranean, giving them a chance to break into the european gas market. for lebanon, a start to getting the country up and running. the deal was negotiated and signed under the eye of president biden. >> a good historic deal signed thursday. a maritime border agreement between israel and lebanon that will allow for lucrative offshore gas extractor by both. the deal was rubberstamped by the israeli government. a landmark moment, according to
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their prime minister. >> this is a political achievement. it is not everyday that an enemy state recognizes the state of israel in a written agreement in front of the international community. it is not every day the united states and france stand behind us and provide security and economic guarantees. >> the statement, which was rejected by the lebanese president. demarcating the southern maritime border is technical work. there's no political effects contradicting lebanon's foreign policy. the deal was made possible following lengthy mediations by the u.s.. the lebanese president delivering the signed version two american mediators who cited the importance of the deal for lebanon >> what is important now that we have reached this milestone is not just this milestone, but what happens from here. i truly believe and hope that this could be an economic
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turning point in lebanon for a new era of investment and continued support to lift up the economy. >> the production of natural gas is officially underway on an offshore gas field which israel full -- israel has full rights over. lebanon has full rights to explore and operate the reservoir in the north, part of which is in israeli territory, for which israel will receive some revenue. beirut hopes this gas field will enable it to emerge from the crisis. israel looking to supply its domestic market as well as ramp-up exports. >> the offshore deal to extract gas from the seabed of the mediterranean. israel and lebanon signing a rare agreement. greta thunberg's new book comes out this thursday. she writes alongside other climate activists about the stark and serious issues facing us here on earth. it is published on the day the
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u.n. says there is no chance of meeting the paris climate target of no more than 1.5 celsius rise in world temperature by the end of the century. let's bring in one of the writers featured in the book. joining us live. good evening to you. thank you for being with us. what is your message in what you have written in the book >> my essay scific goodly looks at why it has been so hard for action. i focus on the ro of the fossil fuel industry and promoting disinformation about the crisis. >> stop oil is something that comes to mind. the campaign has been using art and abusing art to make headlines. that is one issue. i'm thinking about the way the -- industry is steering towards an electric car that costs so much more than a standard internal combustion engine.
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>> depends on how you do the counting. it is true that elecic cars, like many forms of renewable energy, costs more up front but they often cost less to operate in theong run and cost less -- into accot the we have mechanisms of accountings and ways of calculating gdp that does not take into account the billions or even trillions of dollars in damages happening every year from fossil fuel. >> i here with you are saying in terms of overall cost. i think it is indisputable completely. but i'm thinking back to how emmanuel macron try to get france off of diesel engines. you are way of france's love affair with diesel engines. it seemed to be badly timed and badly executed in terms of asking people who had little to spend more on something they thought they didn't need. >> that's right.
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we have to be careful who we asked to pay. i just heard on the radio today that many of the oil majorsave made huge profits in the last arte billions of dollars in a single quarter. that is an invitation for us to think about, it wouldn't be inappropriate to somewha increase the taxes on those huge profs in orr to give tax breaks to working-class people and subsidize electric cars. rejigger t enomy to help people move in the direction of clean energy and discourage the continued use of polluting at -- climate classes -- >> you anticipated my next question. fossil fuel companies making massive amounts of money. shall in the u.k. making billions and billions. shell page no extra windfall tax. without being political, that doesn't seem fair.
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>> exactly. i was just listening to the bbc world service where the business editor was saying they really do pay a lot of taxes so you should not get stressed. the point is they do not pay enough. the true ct of using fossil fuels are so huge. we really do need to think about finding ys through the tax system, regulation and incentives, to move away from using fossil fuels and that is not happening. we just heard on this program about plans to drill for more gas offshore in lebanon and israel. that is moving us in the wrong direction. that is whyhere is a sense crisis and why people like greta and millions of people around the world are really worried. we kw what the problem is and we are not solving it. >> one issue that strikes me, a little personal thing, when i go
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around on a bicycle and find myself behind a bus that is spewing fumes, that seems ironic. why isn't public transport all electric? >> it does not happen because the power of incumbents. these fossil fuel companies like shell, bp, total, they don't ju make bilons in profit, they use those billions in profits to lobby and control governments. we have seen for decades every time there is an efforto have meaning all regulations or legislation were tax incentives to shift our economy in the direction we need to go, the fossiluel indury is there loying coness, parliament, lobbying macron tprevent meaningful action and it has been very hard to get action because of the huge influence of the incumbent. >> i am thinking of the state of
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qatar. clearly there is influence there on how policy will go because of the money that is coming in. you are all saying in the new book that this has to stop and things have to change because it they do not change we are all going to be paying a drastic price, sooner than we think. >> it is happening. look at pakisn just a few weeks ago. 33 million pple displaced. 75% of the livestock killed or injured. huge dislocations are already happening. e pakistan case is heartbreaking because we are seeing decades of development reversed by a single, horrible event. floods in asia, europe, terrible wildfires in the uted states. across the globe we are seeing the damage and it is costly and up the bill for so much of thing
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dage. the fossil fuel industry has made huge profits and shifted the cost on to the rest of us. >> think you for joining us and sharing your thoughts about the current situation that we are all facing, no matter how we vote. -- is one of the writers featured in greta thunberg's new climate book. >> thank you. >> let's pick up where naomi left off. the company at the center of the petrol strikes in france has recorded record profits again. the strikes did not impact their profitability. $17 billion. in the u.k., shell has made a record second trimester profit
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and has paid no extra windfall tax. >> the latest figures are dizzying. total energy has recorded a profit of more than 6.5 billion euro. more than 17 billion since the beginning of the year. a record set by the french energy giant. >> and a context marked by an average brent crude price of $100 a barrel and prices exacerbated by russia, total energies has been able to take advantage of its integrated model. particularly in liquefied natural gas that results in line with previous quarters. >> the company's super profits are due to soaring gas and oil prices due to the war in ukraine. adding to the debate in france over whether to impose a windfall tax on energy firms to protect consumers from price hikes. a measure that the macron government has opposed. energy prices and inflation have
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fuel destruction throughout france. following weeks of strikes that have sparked chaotic petrol shortages, total energy has assigned a value sharing agreement to bump wages. but still insufficient, according to some. two refinery sites are still on strike at present. >> edf has signed a wage agreement with all the unions present. the wage deal reached earlier this month ended strike action at some french nuclear pan -- nuclear plants. we will keep an eye on how things picked up after those strike appeared to be solved since is there are other issues. time for our daily fact checking segment. we are waiting by the big board. an ai video that has gone viral predicting the evolution of mankind. truth were fake?
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tell us more. >> i will begin by this post from a magazine, an online culture magazine. what happens when you ask a guy generate human evolution? this is a terrifying. a company by this video will show a little bit of this robot. this was posted october 18 and has reached over 42,000 retweets and 11 million views. making this video extremely viral. we have the video right here for you that goes together with the post where we see this human evolution from man to caveman to medieval man that later turns into a modern-day man with an iphone. and then this man dressed slowly becomes a robot. or a cyber. the scary evolution of mankind, allegedly, in the artificial intelligence prediction.
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this tweet became extremely viral. the former ceo of twitter retweeted it, jack dorsey. he retweeted this tweet by counter magazine. we have reactions here. some saying i will have nightmares. many users were actually frightened by this alleged prediction made by artificial intelligence. >> i thought it was funny, but that's just me. who created this? >> there's a problem there. this video was published by counter magazine and shared over 50,000 times. the author of the video, which they did not credit, said himself this video is quite misleading. this is actually a result -- this video is of this artist imagination. this is the artist name fab dream with artificial intelligence generated
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specialist in art mate -- we can see the post here that was on the viral claim on twitter. following these publications, this artist went two twitter firstly to denounce the fact that they posted is video without giving credit to his work. saying, is it a new trend to publish a video without worrying bout mentioning the author. given how viral this was, he posted this on instagram saying, if anyone wants to repost this video, please mention his name and do not write the caption we saw on twitter. this is what happens when you ask ai to predict human evolution. it can scare some and is misleading. explain how artificial intelligence works, saying i clearly indicate to the ai what type of image i want. and at what time so that this is just a result of his imagination. as he explains how ai works,
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this is based on human work. the human is the director of the scenes produced by ai algorithm. just another example of his work. another product of this artist. >> he is upset he has been ripped off. whilst that has always been people ripped off on the internet, you contacted this artist. what was the creator's response to those who were sharing his work without giving him credit? >> he was not happy. they did not credit his work. given how viral the story became come the artist wanted to remain discreet. it is quite scary on social media when something becomes viral. we asked him how do you respond to these who stole your work. he said he finds it sad that an artistic creation is separate and exploited from its creator just to create its own buzz.
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but most importantly, he says going viral has become more important than the information itself. just a little lesson right here on the personal consequences on someone on misinformation. no, this is not an ai prediction of mankind but a product of this artist'smagination using ai generated art. >> people getting all worked up about a bit of fun. thank you for bringing us the truth and the fake about that. stay with us. more news to come. ♪ >> a program about women we shaping our world. we meet those who seek equality. be it in the boardroom or the village well. the 51% brings you stories from across the globe about the women
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