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♪ >> we want to welcome our viewers in the united states who are joining, as well as those around the world. i'm george howell. >> i'm natalie allen. you are watching cnn newsroom. the former u.s. president jimmy carter delivered the kind of news on thursday that's hard to talk about even with close family. in a nationally-televised news conference from the carter center here in atlanta, the 39th president of the united states explained he has an advanced, highly aggressive form of cancer, stage four melanoma in the cancer was found in his liver and four spots on his brain.
he has undergone radiation treatment and said he would receive a new, promising anti-cancer drug. mr. carter who's nearly 91 spoke for almost 40 minutes and he talked about his initial reaction when he thought he only had weeks left to live. >> i have had a wonderful life. i have had friends and exciting, gratifying existence, i was surprisingly at ease, much more so than my wife was. but now i feel, you know, the hands of god and i will be prepared for it when it comes. >> mr. carter said he plans to teach sunday school this weekend and every sunday as long as he is physically able and mentally able to do so. >> we all wish him well of course. now to the campaign trail and wannabe presidents.
u.s. presidential candidates jeb bush and donald trump are holding events. a poll found trump is leading republican candidates. that's even the case in bush's home state of florida. trump leads by four percentage points there. >> jeb bush is a low-energy person. for him to get things done is hard. he's very low energy. >> attack trump's record saying the conservative candidate has spent more time as a democrat. >> i'm a proven conservative with a record. he isn't. he's been a democrat longer than republican. >> preparations are underway for what donald trump says will be his biggest campaign rally yet. this event in mobile, alabama, on friday night was supposed to
take place in the civic center has changed. >> because of an a ten dance spike they changed it to a nearby football stadium. we have more on trump's growing crowd counts as his popularity surges. >> over the air waves. it's the summer of trump. you know they are calling it the summer of trump. >> donald trump's summer campaign tour is one hot ticket. routinely drawing packed houses, courthouses of thousands and he hopes on friday he will have something to write home about. the campaign boasting due to an overwhelming response the venue for his rally at alabama had to be changed twice. it was first scheduled to take place here in a modest theater in the civic center, occupancy 1900 people. then moved to the center's larger main arena which can hold 10,000. then picked up and moved again now blocks away to this 50,000 capacity college football stadium. the campaign says they already have 35,000 rsvps.
>> there will be 30 to 40,000 people in alabama. >> trump has been known to exaggerate crowd counts before. >> it's been amazing. and outside sadly we have thousands of people that can't get in. >> reporter: there's no denying trump's drawing a stark contrast to his opponents, like rick santorum who only had two with people show up at this iowa diner in june. bad optics when enthusiasm is a key signal of support. >> in politics, success belies success. if people see an enthusiastic crowd they are more likely to join the crowd. >> reporter: going a long way for candidates like bernie sanders who holds the record for the biggest crowd so far for this campaign, 19,000 people. another senator in 2008. >> look at this. [ cheers and applause ] unbelievable. >> the crowds that defined then candidate obama's early campaign igniting his candidacy. >> they hear their friends going
to the obama rally. the turn on the news and see long lines of people waiting for tickets to the obama rally and say maybe i should check it out too. >> crowd count is not everything. >> you win by organizing and building structure in those counties because it's not how many headlines you get but how many voters show up at the caulks and the primaries. >> but the attention touch s a nerve for those in the shadow of trump's summer spotlight. >> it made a little news, not as much as donald trump and the other things that are so important for our democracy. >> again that was cnn reporting. trump is expected to focus on the topic of immigration at that rally. there's a new twist in the hillary clinton e-mail scandal. a conservative organization is suing the u.s. state department saying it did not provide records related to the employment of a clinton top aide. the state department said it is searching for the records. >> she has been by clinton's side for years but we don't know
much about her. jeff zeleny looks at hillary clinton's right hand woman. >> anyone else? >> she's never far from hillary clinton's side. >> to my extraordinary staff, the latest controversy weighing down the campaign goes back to e-mail messages like this, from her to clinton on that private server she used as secretary of state. few people are closer to clinton. >> what do we need? >> looks like a piece of your hair or something. >> okay. >> just as this interview in afghanistan ends, she hands clinton a blackberry with a startling message. >> wow, unconfirmed reports about gadhafi being captured. >> abedin is 39, born in michigan, raised in saudi arabia. she's the nucleus of clinton's
orbit. around the world and on the campaign trail. she met clinton as an intern in the first lady's office in 1996. often seen but seldom heard. >> amazing wife. >> until she stepped in to a firestorm of her own. >> first time i have been at a press conference and i'm nervous. >> there she is standing by her man, former new york congressman anthony weiner. >> i love him, have forgiven and believe in him and as we said from the beginning we are moving forward in moving forward to a second presidential campaign. once again clinton's right hand. new questions about her transition as a state department employee to a consultant for the clinton foundation and other companies. >> the american people do not know all of the facts. >> reporter: the chairman of the judiciary committee asked how abedin banal a special employee allowed to work for clinton and
the private sector. she said she worked in her personal capacity to help prepare for her transition from public service. no stranger to controversy. >> our marriage, like many others, has had its ups and downs. it took a lot of work. and a whole lot of therapy to get to a place where i could forgive anthony. >> in this campaign she is no longer in the shadows but in her own challenges, too as vice chairwoman of hillary for america. the question of her e-mails are what the clinton campaign believes is a pure partisan witch hunt but in a federal courtroom on thursday afternoon, the judge expects all documents from abedin to be turned over by next week though state department. part of another sign she is at the center of another clinton controversy. jeff zeleny, cnn, washington. speaking of controversy, u.s. reality tv star josh duggar is calling himself a hypocrite,
pornography addict and cheater. he was feechd on the now cancelled reality show 19 kids and counting. >> he has been outed as a user of ashley madison that helps married people cheat on their spouses. they released the information of 32 members of the site. thursday duggar admitted to a secret porn addiction and cheating on his wife. earlier this year, reports emerge he had molested young girls including his sisters when he was a teenager. we are getting some stunning images. a look from space at the aurora borealis. astronaut scott kelly on the international space station captured these images of the northern lights earlier this week. that's amazing. >> northern lights on my bucket list. haven't seen them yet. they are caused by the collision of electrically charged particles. scott kelly is always there to take a picture. >> got to get up there and check
it out. thank you for watching this hour. i'm gnat ly allen. >> i'm george howell. wildfires continue to roar throughout the state of washington in the united states. three firefighters have died. we will have the latest. tensions rise in the korean peninsula as shots are exchanged across the border. >> that's right. i will be right back with updates on these stories and others around the world with. you are watching with cnn.
peninsula is ratcheting up. north korea ordered troops in to a wartime state. south korea warns it will retaliate if necessary. traces of the suspect's footsteps. cnn walks the path as the alleged bangkok bomber before the explosion. donald trump overtake s jeb bush in the polls in the former governor's home state. from cnn world headquarters here in atlanta, i'm george howell. this is cnn newsroom.
♪ good day to you. welcome to our viewers here in the united states and around the world. we begin this hour in south korea where it is 2:00 p.m. this hour. defense ministry officials is promising strong retaliation if the country is provoked by north korea again. statement is after reports that kim jong-un ordered his military in to a state of readiness for war against the south. tensions increased following an artillery exchange along their heavily fortified border on thursday. the japanese government just weighed in on this conflict saying, "we are strongly concerned over north korea's actions. north korea should exercise self restraint in making such provocative acts." let's turn to cnn's kathy novak. she is closely monitoring the situation there, the tengs in the korean demilitarized zone.
thank you for joining us. the latest is that south korea will strongly retaliate if there is any addition al provocation from north korea. what more are you hearing and seeing there? >> well, south korea's military is on high alert. that was the order given by the president yesterday as well to strongly take action against any further provocation from north korea. we are hearing out of north korea state news conference that kim jong-un called and told them to be fully battle ready, ready to launch surprise operations from anytime in the next few hours. that after it issued an ultimatum yesterday. this followed the exchange of artillery fire at the border, not far from where i am right now. what happened is south korea reported two shells being fired in its direction along the demilitarized zone, known as the dmz. pyongyang said that south korea must stop broadcasting
propaganda messages across the border by tomorrow at 5:00 p.m., or it will take military action. if i can set the scene of what led up to this. tensions have been rising over the past couple of weeks. it started when two south korean soldiers were badly injured by land mines. seoul blamed themming on pyongyang. it said that north korean soldiers crossed in to plant the land mines. in retaliation it restarted the program that it calls psychological warfare using speakers to blast propaganda messages across the border. this something they haven't done in more than ten years and known to anger the regime of king jong unwho likes tight control on communications within north korea. north korea has been threatening to blow up the speakers. it is thought they were the target of the shells yesterday and had been warning that it will launch indiscriminate
strikes against south korea if this campaign of psychological warfare does not stop. >> south korea giving no indication the campaign will stop. kathy, i'm curious, as far as people there, around, near the dmz, what's the feeling? what's the mood? this type of rhetoric is nothing new. are people concerned? >> it isn't new. we hear this rhetoric coming out of north korea often. particularly around this time of the year. that's because this is the time when the united states holds joint military exercises with south korea. we often hear threats coming out of the regime of kim jong-un on the weekend. it was threatening to attack the u.s. mainland because of the joint strikes. but the campaign of psychological warfare is something that hasn't happened in a decade and tension s have been rising. so reaction as been caution. there were evacuations.
residents where the exchange of fire was going on were evacuated from their homes and brought toe vacuation centers and we're told a few dozen remain in those centers. >> the north koreans are demanding u.s. security council meet over these exercises. we will have to wait and see what happens with that. we will stay in touch with you there, thank you so much. thai authorities are trying to find a woman they say may have been involved in monday's deadly bangkok bombing. police say two men seen on video turned themselves in on thursday but it does not appear they are linked to the attack. police say at least ten suspects were involved but thai officials say it is unlikely the attack is linked to international terrorism. thailand's government run news agency said an award for the main suspect seen here as doubled to $56,000. thai police say they are not sure whether the main bombing suspect is still in the country.
andrew stevens is following the case. good to have you with us. police at this point are looking for a woman wearing a black shirt. that's all we know. have authorities indicated they have learned anything new? >> at this stage, not a lot. it is a frustrating task that police are facing at the moment, george. considering early on they had identified a man they thought was the bomber and soon after that they said they were very sure he was the bomber, but since then it's been very difficult to pin anything else down. as you point out, there were two other suspects they thought were accomplices who were seen in the shrine very close to the bomber. a man wearing a white shirt and a man wear red shirt. ate peered as they were covering for him as he sat down at that bench an took his backpack off. police believe that backpack contained the pipe bomb. he put it under the bench and
disappeared shortly afterwards. those two with people have been discarded from the investigation because they went to the police saying we are a tour ist and tourist guide and nothing more than that. very frustrating moment for the police, george. >> any idea from authorities about a motive in this particular attack? >> well, again, the police and the government, as far as the prime minister himself -- remember, this is a military-led government now, said they thought this attack and another attack too where there were no injuries but the same type of explosive device was used were both aimed at disrupting tourism. they are aimed at sites. the shrine is a very popular site and the plan was to disrupt tourism and disrupt the thailand economy. tourism is one of the bright spots in the thai community at
the moment. that's what the government is working on. what they know at this stage, though, with any degree of certainty, given the sheer number of krrk ctv cameras around bangkok, particularly in this area which is a popular shopping and tourist destination, they know the movements of the bomber just before -- just after the attack and we have been able to get some documents from the police to show what happened. look at this. >> cnn has been given internal police documents that track through cctv pictures the path just before and after that deadly explosion. it begins with a man in a yellow shirt getting out of a these. we are outside of the grand hyatt hotel. easily noticeable by the big white columns. the time was with 6:37 on a monday evening.
from where he was dropped off to the entrance of the shrine has taken me 1 1/2 minutes to walk but took him almost 14 minutes we don't know why. police say this is the missing link in the time line. at 6:51, security cameras show him inside the shrine walking towards this corner. the blast site. there was a bench there at the time. there was also a man in a red shirt sitting on the bench. at the time this place was busy. local thai people coming home from work were mingling with tourists, all offering blessings, hoping for a bit of good luck. video shows what happens next. the suspected bomber slips off his backpack and leaves it under the bench. the time is 6:52. three minutes later, the bomb detonates. killing 20 people. this security camera captures
the suspected bomber about 50 seconds after the blast outside of the peninsula plaza. he's come back the same way he went in. he's about a block and a half away from that shrine. he would have heard the blast. a little more than a minute later, he's on the back of a motorcycle taxi driving away from the blast, on his way to a park. and this is where the got off. only about two minutes or so up the road. the reason we know he got off here is we spoke to the rider who brought him up. he didn't want to go on camera, but he did tell us the suspected bomber gave him a piece of paper with the park name written in english on it. they didn't speak but said he heard him on the phone and said it sound issed like he was speaking in a foreign language. from here, the trail goes cold. it is conjecture now where he went from this point.
the driver told us one last chilling thing. he said, the suspected bomber seemed completely calm. >> now, they still don't know, actually, george, whether he is still in thailand. they are combing through cctv footage from the two international airports here in bangkok so they can't say with any degree of certainty whether he is still here. >> andrew stevens, thank you so much. live there in bangkok. we'll stail stay in touch with you. a new poll shows republican presidential candidate donald trump is leading the pack in the battleground state of florida. trump has a four-point lead over jeb bush, the former governor of that state. the billionaire businessman is out polling senator marco rubio who's tied for third with neurosurgeon ben carson, but it's not just the battle of the
polls between trump and bush. athena jones has more on these two with republican heavyweights going to war with words. >> you win when you campaign like this. you don't win when you train like this. >> jeb bush hitting back at donald trump today. >> you win when you connect with people about their aspirations. not about how great you are. how rich you are, how this or how that you are. that's not leadership. >> those remarks are on the heels of wednesday's war of words between bush and trump. the real estate mogul dissing bush with comments like this. >> i don't see how he is electable. jeb bush is a low energy person. >> echoing an emerging narrative that the former governor isn't energizing voters. >> you know what is happening to jeb's crowd, as you know, right down the street, they are sleeping. they are sleeping now. >> in fact, one woman dozed off at bush's town hall today. even his fans say they are
concerned about bush's lack of energy. >> he basically is just flat. he has no energy. out of all of the republican candidates he's the one that i feel safest with. he would be the one that has the most experience. >> reporter: i asked him today how he is going to change that narrative. >> there's a big difference between donald trump and me. i have fought for republican and conservative causes all of my life. >> reporter: poll numbers show that bush is struggling, even in his home state of florida where he is served two terms as governor. he trails trump in iowa, pennsylvania and here in new hampshire, a state seen as key to his run. the billionaire businessman is drawing crowds several times bigger than bush's. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: his campaign moved on friday in alabama to a stadium after more than 35,000 fans rsvped for the event. this as other candidates struggled to command the spotlight. senator marco rubio laying out his tax policy.
>> as president i would begin by over hauling our tax code. >> now i asked bush why he is trailing trump even in florida his home state. in the latest quinnipiac poll he said he is beating hillary clinton in florida while trump is losing to her in the polls. that's not actually true them same poll shows trump leading clinton in florida, as well. athena jones, cnn, new hampshire. >> jeb bush is defending himself for using a term that for many is deeply offensive. in an interview with a conservative radio host, bush said greater enforcement was needed so you don't have quote anchor babies" coming in to the country. it is a term that refers to children born in the united states to parents who are not citizens. bush said he dunn believe the word is offensive and got testy with a reporter that asked him about it. >> anchor baby, is that not bombastic? >> no, it didn't. give me another word.
>> children of immigrant of the u.s. >> that is not word word. that's like seven -- i said it is commonly referred to as that. i didn't use it as my own language. what we ought to do is protect the 14th, you want to get to the policy. i think that people born in the country ought to be american citizens. >> democrats have been quick to pounce on the term including hillary clinton. she tweeted out this response to bush's taunt. to give him a different term for so-called anchor babies. how about babies, children or american citizens. former u.s. president jimmy carter said the cancer found in his liver has spread to his brain. the 90-year-old gave a news conference on thursday and spoke about his diagnosis saying the future is now in god's hands. >> i felt it was with confined to my liver and the operation had completely removed it.
so i was quite relieved. then that same afternoon we had an mri of my head and neck and it showed that it was with in four places in the brain. so i would say that night and the next day until i came back up to emory i just thought i had a few weeks left. >> so the message to other patients, is of hope or acceptance. >> it is one of hope and acceptance. hope for the best and accept what comes. i think i have been as blessed as any human being in the world with having become the president of the united states of america and governor of georgia and work at the carter center and big, growing family and thousands of friends. so i don't think -- and living to be 91 years old the first of october. so i have had everything that has been a blessing for me. so i'm thankful and hopeful. >> mr. carter, who's nearly 91
years old spoke for almost 40 minutes with grace and acceptance. he reflected on his life and his regrets. >> anything you wish -- i'm sorry -- that you had not done or done differently. >> i wish with i had sent one more helicopter to get the hostages and we would have rescued them and i would have been re-elected, but that may have -- that may have interfered with the foundation at the carter center. if i had to choose between four more years and the carter center i think i would choose the carter stmpl thank you. could have been both. >> the former president began radiation treatment later thursday afternoon and added that he was at ease with his diagnosis. you are watching cnn newsroom. still ahead, a major announcement from greece as the prime minister there says he is stepping down. more on what that could mean for the country in a live report straight ahead. we danced in a german dance group. i wore lederhosen.man.
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elections. s he plans to run again. his move comes one month after greece approved tough economic reforms in order to secure a third bailout. let's turn to our reporter in greece who's been monitoring the story. good to have you with us. there's already a great deal of uncertainty in greece as it stands now with the economy and now the prime minister's resignation. what does it mean for the country and the future of tsipras' party. >> when we approach election time what typically happens is the country rides to a halt. we are looking at elections in about a month from now. not much is likely to happen. of course it will be a short campaign. we know that mr. tsipras is leading in all the polls. he's a popular politician despite everything that has happened in the last seven months. at the same time, we are looking
at someone who's going to the polls with the country still enforcing capital controls and a number of limitations, with parliamentary support within his own party having diminished. this is the main reason why he seems to be taking greece to elections. during the last parliamentary votes in order to endorse and push through the new bailout, he lost many of the parliamentarians, about a third of them. basically what he is trying to do with these snap polls is really clean house is i think we could put it. he's trying to make sure that he has enough support if he is re-elected, which is what the majority of people here expect in order to then be able to seal the support of the rest of parliament to endorse the tough measures he's just signed for. at the moment, we know the bailout is extremly unpopular in greece. he has been using the same lines all along.
he's been saying this is a bad deal. we know it is a bad deal but better than no deal. this is the card he's going to use when he goes to the polls next month. >> police officer maneuverings. we will stay in touch to see how this plays out. >> thank you so much for your reporting. turning to the pain on wall street. u.s. stocks suffered the worst day of the year this thursday. all three major u.s. stock market indices lost 2% or more. the dow jones industrial average plunged 358. the blue chip index dropped below 17,000 for the first time since october. there's less than two hours until the major chinese markets close, but it's been another rough day on the asia-pacific markets you see here. all of these major markets trading down presently. traders at european stock markets hope the blek trend will end when they open in a couple of hours. those markets finished broadly
lower on thursday, as well. fresh fears of the global economic recovery is part of what's behind this market slide. for some context let's bring in the director for the investment firm lindh advisers. big picture. you have china, brazil, russia, all slow downs with those countries. oil at six-year lows and mixed messages from the fed in the united states on whether it might raise interest rates. this sounds really bad. people are asking when do you hit the panic button with this? >> quite frankly, i think the world is realizing the liquidity that central banks around the world have thrown at the global economy in the last six, seven years have not reignited sustainable economic growth. every forecast we see at the moment is downgrading growth forecasts for emerging markets,
developed economies, as well. so i think that is affecting people's person sepgss of easternings growth around the world and we're concerned about devaluations of currencies, in asia that's for sure. >> that leads to the next question, china. factory activity has hit 77-month low indicating the factories are losing momentum. and chinese investors are dumping stocks. it leaves many people asking the question how much further will stocks fall? what are your thoughts? >> i think firstly the question on devaluation, i think many people in the western markets have got it wrong. they have been hysterical about china's supposed sort of competitive devaluation. this isn't a competitive devaluation at all. it is basically reestablishing a regem that will make the currency more drive beenen by
market forces. having said that there is no question the chinese economy is probably slowing more than official figures would suggest. we are certainly seeing earning growth in many spectors coming under pressure. the rationale for the decline many the china market is pretty real and even more so in some other countries where we see current account deficits and more problems with currencies in markets like indonesia, south africa, brazil and so on. >> will allowing its currency devalue make exports cheaper to help to turn things around in china? >> i'm not convinced by this at all. we have seen a devaluation of 3% to date so far. quite frankly, china's currency has appreciated about 25% against most other currencies over the course of the last three or four years. we have seen the japanese currency devalued by 40% against
major currencies in the last two or three years. and have we seen a major stimulus of japanese exports as a result of that? not really. we have also seen devaluations of a lot of other currencies but have we seen exports driven higher? not really. i think the case for devaluation driving exports is not really that well established. >> peter, thank you so much for your insights. we will pay close attention, i'm sure, to what happens with the uncertainty in the markets. thank you. thousands of people are being forced from their homes in the pacific northwest in the united states as wildfires tear through. in washington state, they mourn the deaths of three firefighters. we will have the latest on the conditions there as the news continues worldwide on cnn international and cnn usa.
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welcome back to our viewers here in the united states and around the world. you are watching cnn newsroom. good to have you with us. i'm george howell. the headlines this hour, south korea says it will strongly retaliate if provoked by north korea again. the statement comes after reports that kim jong-un just ordered his military in to a state of full readiness for war against south korea. tensions between both sides increased following an artillery exchange along their heavily fortified border on thursday. britain will spend millions of dollars to help france curb the influx of migrants in to europe. that includes more security cameras, better fences and combined police operations at the euro kunl in calais.
there will also be a fast-track asylum process for thousands of migrants in the city. no relief appears to be in sight in washington state. firefighters there battling more than 100 wildfires. flames are burning 390,000 acres right now, close to 160,000 hectares. one fire near twisp killed three and injured four others. let's go to our reporter live there with our affiliate in seattle. god to ha good to have you with us. what's the latest on the ground from the fires that you have seen. >> reporter: firefighters are working around the clock to battle these blazes. 400,000 acres here in washington state. it is a record-setting year. i know it sounds cliche to say that crews have never seen dry
conditions like this before but they tell us dry conditions they would typically see in august they saw around may and june. it speaks to how dry it is out here right now. they are also experiencing a lot of heavy wind and low humidity. that's to blame for killing three firefighters yesterday. these unpredictable winds suddenly whipped up, trapping firefighters. the fire closed in on them, killing three of them. one lives here in twisp and he was killed in that fire. we spoke to his family today. he comes from a long line of firefighters. we talked to his parents and they are so proud of their son. >> the light of our life. we would have given to have yesterday not happened. only had one week to go. he was going back to school next week. just want people know what a wonderful person he was. how bad we feel about it all.
>> hethese conditions are not expected to get any better. more gusty winds up to 40 miles an hour. low humidity. a red flag warning is in effect for washington state until 11:00 tomorrow night. we have 3,000 pairs of boots on the ground. dozens of aircraft in the sky fighting this fire. we are expecting more resources from around the country, as well as canada. one last thing i want to mention, governor spoke about these firefighters losing their lives. he said this fire has burned a hole in the heart of many washingtonians out here, george? >> tom, thank you so much for your reporting there. saturday marks 100 days until world leaders come together in paris at cop 21, a conference hailed as the last
chance to avert a climate catastrophe. here's why this meeting matters. it's hope that it will produce the first ever legally binding, universally applicable plan to combat global warming. the agreement would especially be a more comprehensive, legally enforced successor to the kyoto protocol. that deal expires in 2020 and excludes top greenhouse emitting countries. in 2009 an attempt to reach a similar agreement in copenhagen failed. all eyes are on cop-21 for a lasting solution. when it comes to climate change, scientists are stressing the importance of one number -- two degrees celsius. here's why. >> two degrees celsius. it's probably the most important number you have never heard of. environmental policy experts say that temperature maybe the edge
of the cliff for climate change f. global average temperatures warm more than that we will up the odds of new and worsening climate capacity. stay below that mark and we may be able to avoid some of the worst aspects of global warming. when we burn gas in our cars or coal we add carbon to the at moss fear and warm the planet. scientists say the effort's temperature has warmed 0.85 degrees celsius since 1880. if we want to slow it we will have to cut back and fast. if we don't the world could hit two degrees celsius in a few decades. this simple number raises a bunch of complex questions, what happens if we cross that threshold or get close? how can we prevent that from happening? many experts say it is possible for us to stop short of two degrees. to stay back from the cliff buff
it will take a global effort. >> a lot of talk about climate change at cop-21, very important for a lot of people whob who will be attending that conference. >> the big question is can everyone work together trying to come up with a resolution. it's been tried before. sometimes it works. sometimes it doesn't. that's the key factor with this is can everyone come together to create an agreement. the one thing to note is we have more statisics this go around they didn't have in past ones to see whether or not it makes an impact. one of the things we are talking about is how warm this past july has been. take a look. global temperatures a record warm july so far this year. 16.61 degrees celsius. the average 15.8. not just a little bit above but considerably above. we look at the july. it is a full degree above the average for the entire 20th century. not just compared to the last
year or two, but really for much of the century. here's a look at where we had record july warmth. south america, the fifth warmest july on record. farther north this in the united states we were warm but only slightly above. moving off to europe, western and central europe had record high temperatures as well for the month of july. africa topping out at the second warmest july on record. here we take a look. we talked about europe, for example spain, warmest july on record. austria, same thing, france had the third warmest july on record. again, individual cities throughout europe also picking up pretty very significant heat and hot temperatures, as well. here's the correlation that we have to global warming with. heat events, rain events very strong evidence tieing that to climate change. we talked before, things like tornado and tropical cyclones is
where we ve the weakest evidence in termings of tying it to climate change. we are having a rather large el nino year so far and we have double trouble in the western pacific right now. we have a two with typhoons out there right now. notice one between taiwan and philippines before it makes its way to the north and east and divert its path. that's good for folks along the western portion of taiwan. >> allison, thank you so much. for more on cnn's climate change coverage, log on to get information two degrees celsius at cnn.com. a groeg majority of americans now say they are against the iran nuclear deal. according to a new cnn/orc poll, 56% of americans say they think congress should reject the deal. that's up from 52%, less than a
month ago. this shift seems to stem from increasing partisan polarization of the deal. at the same time, 50% of americans say they favor striking a deal with iran that would ease some of the economic sanctions in exchange major restrictions of the nuclear program. >> the obama administration has acknowledged that iranians would be involved with inspections at the military facility in an arrangement that critics of the nuclear deal are upset about. u.s. republican senator and presidential candidate lindsey graham said allowing the iran ians to inspect their own nuclear sites, particularly notorious military site, is like allowing inmates to run the jail. the u.n.'s nuclear watch dog, the atoij energy agency does allow for iran to swipe samples at the site but the iaea inspectors must be present or monitoring them at that time.
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the site ashley madison. the family values advocate was featured on the new cancelled reality show 19 kids and counting and his is the first big name to be revealed since the site was hacked. our randi kaye has the story. >> reporter: among the nams 3062 million wannabe cheaters, hackers posted on-line, one name stands out, josh duggar, the same of reality tv fame who earlier this summer was exposed for having sexually molested his teenagers when he was a young teenager. including one who was just 5 years old and now this. two active accounts connected to josh duggar on the website ashley madison.com, a site that proudly helps married people cheat by hooking them up with sex partners. ashley madison's logan is life is short, have an affair. >> don't wait up. ♪ >> reporter: the address attached to his first account
called josh the man matches the address of his fayetteville, arkansas home. the second account ready for this d.c. appears to be open when he was spending time in maryland. records show he paid $1,000 to the cheating website since 2012. duggar's second account included an initial fee of $250. an affair guarantee, your money back if you don't have an affair within three months. duggar's information posted on-line was verified by a cybersecurity company for cnn. his most intimate desires are listed as bubble baths, sex toys, oral sex and fantasies. he was interested in someone he can teach, who was open to experimentation, someone good with their hands who likes cuddling, hugging and sex talk. here's what he listed as turn ones, muscular, fit body, naughty girl, confidence and also a good listenering and one
with a secret love nest who has natural breasts and is disease free. >> i joshua, take thee anna to be my wedded wife. >> reporter: when josh and his wife took their vows on their reality show in 2008, viewers had no idea he had sexually assaulted his sisters, a secret hidden bhiz own parents for years. josh apologized in may and apologized again on thursday for cheating. his statement reads in part, i have been the biggest hypocrite ever while espousing faith and family values i have been unfaithful to my wife. i'm so ashamed of the double life i have been living. he goes on, the last few years while publicly stating i was fighting against immorally in our country i was hiding my own personal failures. duggar was likely referring to his stint of the family research council. the group champions marriage and family. the group fought against the
legalization of same-sex marriage. he stepped down when news of his sister's poll lessation was made public but the dates line up. he worked championing marriage, while paying ashley madison website to find a secret lover. randi kaye, cnn, new york. los angeles police searched the home of kiss front man gene simmons. authorities say the crimes against children task force in southern california served a search warrant at the hock star's home on thursday. no one in the simmons family is a suspect. a representative for gene simmons says a crime may have occurred at the home last year while the singer was on tour. authorities have not released anymore information at this point. new pool coming to london gives new meaning to clear waters. we'll show you what that means and you'll hear from the man behind the sky pool as cnn newsroom continues. i'm ready to crack like nobody's watching.
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on the korean peninsula and south and north korea exchange fire over the demilitarized zone. parliament passes more strict austerity measures. what's behind that. and the difficult and dangerous journey. migrants must take to reach europe. quite a poignant photograph to share with you this hour. hello, everyone. i'm natalie allen. welcome to you here in the u.s. and around the world. you're watching "cnn newsroom." our top story this hour.
reports say kim jong-un will have swift retaliation if there is more fire from the north. let's turn now to cnn's kathy novak. she is following these increased tensions there for us. hello to you there, kathy. >> reporter: hellhello. kim jong-un called together his military commission and told them to be fully battle toward launch surprise operations any time within the next couple of hours. and this is against the backdrop of an increasingly tense couple of weeks that we've seen here on the peninsula. last week we saw south cree ha blaming north korea for land mine attacks that badly wounded two south korean soldiers. north korea denies planting the land mines that caused the
explosions. but south korea retaliated by resuming a program of psychological warfare, that is something it hasn't done in more than ten years. what it involves is using large speakers along the demilitarized zone, that's the dz, and blasting anti-north korean messages across the border. something that greatly angers the regime of kim jong-un, the weekend it was going to reach indiscriminate strikes against south korea and the south korean defense force said two shells were lobbed towards north yee korea, and they have launched several dozen shells of their own and north korea issued a ultimatum to south korea saying they must stop it by a couple hours into tomorrow time or it
will launch action. >> so the back and forth continues. all the while the u.s. is involved in joint military activity, exercises, with south korea. are those ongoing and are those adding any fuel to the tensions? >> yes. those are scheduled to continue for another week or so natalie. and whenever they happen, whenever the united states and south korea get their militaries together for the joint drills we always have this kind of billes could rhetoric coming from north korea. something that greatly angers the regime of kim jong-un they say that they see it as an act of provocation and act of war on the weekend we saw threats against the united states over these joint drills. it was at the threatening to attack the u.s. mainland if the joint drills between the u.s. and south korean military don't stop but they are ongoing and that is contributing to this increasingly tense atmosphere here, natalie. >> all right, kathy novak for us there. and we also have a development
in seoul we want to show you live video now of some protests under way. these are people in seoul, south cree ha, and you can see their sign, their anger against north korea and they're letting it be known. so yet one more -- [ inaudible ] tensions and rhetoric and outspokenness on both sides and we will continue to follow developments of course. now we turn it thailand where authorities are trying to find a woman they say may have been involved in monday's deadly bangkok bombing. investigators say she may be one of ten people suspected of planning the attacks for one month. although officials do not suspect international terrorism is at play here. thailand's government-run news agency says a reward for the main suspect has now doubled to about $56,000. cnn's andrew stephens retraces what we know of that suspect's movements on the day of the bombing.
>> cnn has been given internal dockments that track through the pictures, the path just before and after that deadly explosion. and it begins with a man in the yellow shirt getting out of a tuktuk. these are one of the most popular forms of trance prt through the city. outside the grand hyatt hotel, easily known by the columns, the time was 6:37 on monday evening. from where he was dropped off to the entrance of the shrine, took me just over 1 1/2 minutes to walk but took him almost 14 minutes and we don't know why. police say this is the missing link in the time line. at 6:51 security cameras show him inside the shrine walking towards this corner. the blast site. there was a bench there at the time. there was also a man in a red shirt sitting on the bench.
at the time this case was busy, local thai people coming home from work, mingling with tourists. all offering blessings, hoping for a bit of good luck. video shows what happens next. the suspected bomber sits down as the man in the red shirt gets up and stands in front of him together with another man in a white shirt. the bomber slips off his backpack and leaves it on or under the bench. the time is 6:52. three minutes later, the bomb detonates. killing 20 people. this security camera captures the suspected bomber about 50 seconds after the blast outside the peninsula plaza. he has come back the same way he went in. he is about a block and a half away from that shrine. he would have heard the blast. a little more than a minute later he is pictured on the back after motorcycle taxi driving away from the blast.
on his way to lumpani park and this is where he got off. it is only about 2 minutes or so up the road. the reason we know he got off here is we spoke to the rider who brought him up. he didn't want it go on camera but he did tell us that the suspected bomber gave him a piece of paper with lumpani park which is just over here written in english on it. they didn't speak but said he heard him on the phone and sounded like he was speaking in a foreign language. but from here, the trail goes cold. it is conjecture now where he went from this point. the driver told us one last chilling thing. he said, the suspect had bomber seemed completely calm. andrew stephens, cnn, bangkok. >> we all have been seeing what these families are going through as they learn of the loss of their loved ones. 20 people died, as he said, in the bombing.
most of them foreigners. simon monthsen has that part of the story. >> reporter: the uncontrollable grief of a man whose lost his loved one. he's come to identify the body. his distress painfully very clear. outside the shrine where flower sellers once stood, music played, mangled aftermath of the bombing. since the shrine reopened, a steady stream of people have come here to lay flowers, say a prayer, light innocence. they pray silently. some out loud. hoping their prayers are heard. this attack has deeply hurt everyone in bangkok. locals, and foreigners.
in pain. burned out lamp posts and surveillance cameras destroyed, not before capturing images of the man in yellow. police believe to be the main suspect who planted the bomb. the force and flames of the bomb so powerful and high that they blew the windows out of this high-end mall next door. innocence permeates the air, back in its rightful place. masking and replacing the smell of the attack. and at the center of the erawan shrine, open to all faiths and cultures, the hindu god of creation now scarred by the worst of humanity. most people come to the shrine to be close to god. now relatives are coming here to see for themselves where their loved ones have been killed.
cnn, bangkok, thailand. >> and we will of course continue to bring you any updates on the search for who is behind this here on cnn. greek prime minister alexis tsipras is calling down and called for early elections. he planes it run again. he says it is up to the greek people to decide who will lead the country forward. >>. >> translator: now that this is coming to an end, and that many people will keep their seats and their positions, i feel this obligation to the judgment and to the people.
>> let's turn to linda, she is in greece for us as always following a political process. alinda, was this a surprise move by tsipras, and what's behind it? >> we did expect him it call an election at some point but the timing is significant. it comes right after the signing of the new bailout deal. and it also comes at the time, the very same day that greece made its first redebt payment to the european central bank using money from the new bailout loan. so in many ways, you could say he did what he needed to do to make sure that country is fine in terms of its immediate requirements to the creditors before deciding to call the elections. now opponents are saying that the reason that he decided to call the elections now is largely to do with the facts that he has a very difficult job ahead of him in terms of implementing the reforms and new
measures so he is trying to capitalize on these immense popularity. he remains extremely popular after these seven months in government. to be able to win these new elections. i mean, at the moment, all of the polls show he would be fast to win these elections. and it is surprising in many ways for a politician who made such a huge u-turn in these seven months and have taken grief nearly out of the euro, council controls remain in place. but at the moment, mr. tsipras remains a strong politician in greece. >> all right. thank you. european stock markets will get their first chance to react to the political upheaval in greece. right now markets in asia are struggling mainly due to fears over china's economic growth. joining me from hong kong is peter lewis, director of peter lewis consulting. thanks for being with us, peter.
several factors. fears after global slow down and we will talk about oil prices in a minute. let's talk about the source of uneasiness and that's china's economy. how much is due to china's devaluation of its currency last week? also, is there concern that conditions are worse in china than being reported? >> yes. i think that's right. we saw a key gauge of manufacturing this morning. slip it a six-year low and that combined with the devaluation that we saw last week suggests that china's growth is slowing, certainly below the official target of 7%. and certainly below where the last gdp data indicates it. and also the markets affected out here by currency devaluations around the region. we saw kazakhstan devalue their currency yesterday. a lot of asian currency is falling against the u.s. dollar and there is concern that china
is no longer the motor of global growth that it has been and chienal be far more focused on stimulating its domestic economy other than acting as the engine of the global economy. >> and so what does that do as far as jitters around the world? the possible ramifications? >> i think for equity markets it is bad news. it combines the commodity markets. we he have seen commodities slide to multiyear lows. and we've seen the oil price, west texas and the u.s. benchmark has now fallen eight weeks in a reand that's affecting a lot of commodity producing countries particularly emerging market countries who are seeing their econom slip into recession and their currencies declined. that combined with what's going on in china is now starting it affect the develop markets. we've seen japan out here. slide. seeing european markets for wall street last night and we are seeing u.s. futures nindicating
another sharp decline on the streets. >> we will be watching for that. one financial expert said a short time ago that a sell-off is needed in the financial markets because they are disconnected from the real world. what do you think about that? >> well, i think in many ways they have been disconnected from the with the real world for quite a while now. and in some ways, the surprise could be that it's taken so long. certainly for maybe u.s. markes to the catch up with what has been going on sort of elsewhere. but that's combined also with the fed which looks like it will raise rates in september. not at all certain and the last fed minutes were quite dovish and did cast a question mark over that. but nevertheless, u.s. equity market outperformed most of the rest of the world and now they are starting it look at what's going on in china. look at what's going on with
devaluations with the commodity prices and starting to get concerned. >> we appreciate your analysis. pete are lewis joining us live from hong kong. thanks, peter. >> thank you. >> los angeles police searched the home of kiss front man gene simmons. authorities say a crimes against children task force in southern california served a search warrant at the rock star's home thursday but no one in the simmons family is a suspect. a representative for gene simmons says a crime may have occurred at the home last year while the singer was away on tour. authorities have not released any more information. u.s. republican presidential front-runner donald trump continues to surge ahead in the polls. he has become so popular among some, he needs a bigger venue for his next campaign event. we will tell you where that will be next here. plus, we're looking at the imact of claimate change. find out why scientists say one number could cause a global
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you're watching "cnn newsroom" live coverage. as donald trump's popularity surges in the polls so does his ability to draw larger crowds. tomorrow's pep rally, what he calls his biggest campaign yet today switch rallies. it was supposed to be at the civic center but a huge attendance forced the republican front runner to relocate it a nearby football stadium. tens of thousands are expected to attend. a new poll from quinnipiac university shows donald trump outpolling jeb bush in bush's home state of florida. our tom foreman has been looking at new numbers and explains why florida matters so much. >> thank you. thank you. wow. >> how the new york billionaire is winning the sunshine state is something of a mystery. the new poll finds that florida republicans don't trust trump much. they don't believe he shares their concerns and believe jeb bush is a better leader but
trump is trouncing all his opponents just the same. >> my group. these are my people. these are my people. >> reporter: bush is hitting back at trump by appealing to the deep conservative streak of his home state's 4 million registered republicans. >> he was a democrat longer in the last decade than he was a republican. >> reporter: with the nation's third largest latino population listening. florida's u.s. senator mark why rubio is also trailing trump and questioning his ideas about immigration. >> majority of it is not a workable plan that could ever pass congress. >> reporter: it is desperate work. because for all of the candidates in both parties, florida is critical. >> lift-off. >> reporter: the place that sends rockets to space also sends people to the white house. enough delegates to be a major prize in the primaries and with 2 the electoral votes it can decide who gets the white house in the general election. it's done it before as the
nation's largest wing state, florida's vote has come down to the thinnest of margins. remember al gore and hanging chads? even as recently as 2012 barack obama beat mitt romney by less than 1% of the vote there. still, it is a measure of florida's political power and importance that in the past 10 presidential elections, it has failed to pick the winner only once, bill clinton, in 1992. >> congratulations. >> reporter: tom foreman, cnn, washington. >> jeb bush is defending himself for using the term that for many is deeply offensive. in an interview with a conservative radio host, bush says greater enforcement was needed to you don't have quote anchor babies, end quote, coming into the country. the term is children born in the u.s. an born to u.s. citizens. he got testy with a reporter who asked him about it.
>> anchor baby, is that -- >> no, it isn't. give me another word. that's like a seven -- that's not another word. that's a seven -- look. here's the deal. what i said was it is commonly referred to that. that's what i said. i didn't use it as my own language. what we ought to do is protect the -- you want to get to the policy for a second? i think that people born in this country aught to be american citizens. >> reporter: democrats have been quick to pounce on the term including hillary clinton. she tweeted out, this response to bush's taunt to give him a different term for so-called anchor babies. how about babies. children. or american citizens. clinton's campaign is scrambling over the controversy surrounding her use after private e-mail server as secretary of state. on thursday, a u.s. district court judge ordered the state department to ask the fbi for information on the servers. that may be relevant it an
ongoing lawsuit from a conservative organization related to records over the employment of clinton's top aid uma be aa deen. the server wiped clean earlier this year was turned over to the fbi last week. a state department spokesperson declined to comment. former u.s. president jimmy carter delivered difficult news about his health on thursday. he told reporters he had an advanced and highly aggressive form of cancer. stage 4 melanoma. he said the cancer had spread to four spots on his brain. cnn's chief medical correspondent explains more about mr. carter's diagnosis and treatment options. >> we know there are four different areas of the brain that appear to have melanoma in it. so you would not typically recommend an operation in that situation because of the nature of this and being different areas of the brain. so it is sort of pint point radiation. they use what is calledster why
tactic radiation to focus the beams on those areas. we started that now. he started that this afternoon. he may be done with his first treatment. in addition with the melanoma in his body they use a type of chemotherapy drug which basically serves to bolster up the immune system that helps the body's own immune system fight cancer cells in the body. that drug, incidentally just to give you an idea of the status of the cancer treatment, the drug he is getting hasn't been approved for a full year yet. so these are brand new options for him. >> sanjay gupta for us there. in fact mr. carter has already undergone first radiation treatment. he said he will continue teaching sunday school as long as he's physically and mentally able. migrants lands on the shores of kos everyday. ahead a view from above at the journey refugees take to reach this greek island from their war-torn land.
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and welcome back to our viewers around the united states and and the world. you're watching cnn live coverage. i'm natalie allen. south korea said it will strongly retaliate if it is provoked by north korea again. this statement after reports that kim jong-un just ordered his military into a state of full readiness for war against the south. tensions between both sides increase following an artillery
changed among the heavily fortified border on thursday and japan is expressing concern over what it called north korea's provocative acts. in thailand authorities are trying it find a woman they say may have been involved in a deadly bangkok bombing. two men seen on surveillance video turned themselves into police thursday. it does not appear they are linked to the attack. macedonia declared a state of emergency in its north and south to cut off the flow of migrants coming from greece. theou called out its army and deployed rye at police to the border. more than who,000 migrants have landed in mass don't why and the last two months. closing off macedonia would create a bottle neck in greece which is considered unsafe for migrant because of the bad economy there. senior international correspondent those us what it a like for one group landing on the greek island of kos. >> reporter: out for a sunrise
swim in kos, retirees spot the latest arrivals coming in. rowing in and struggling against the tide. we view them from above and as they land. this is the extraordinary scene every morning. boat after boat of migrants and refugees coming ashore. these ones having rowed all the way from turkey. as you can see, for many of them, they're just happy to have survived the night. these are from pakistan. they paid almost $1,000 each for an inflatable dinghy whose engine broke, forcing them to row across. none of them can swim. >> was it dangerous? >> very dangerous. water is very, very dangerous. >> within minutes, a clean-up crew arrives and sweeps their life jackets away. local men on motor bikes appear and swiftly pack up the boat, motor and all, and ride off. what is now clearly a morning
routine on kos with hundreds arriving everyday. that is greece. that is the goal. but how to get there. take a look at it from the air. for many migrants and refugees they see the distance as 2 1/2 miles, about 4 kilometers between turkey and greece. you could almost swim it, if you could swim. and many who make the journey cannot. but for them, this is still the safest route across the mediterranean. safer but still dangerous. forsome only the beginning after long and difficult journey across europe in search avenue home. cnn, kos, greece. >> a photographer captured a powerful image of one family arriving in kos on one of those beats atika just showed us. this image has gone viral on social media. showing a father, a syrian refugee, clutching his family overwhelmed at what they had just gone through.
photographer daniel eter joins us via skype from germany. he took this photo. daniel, thank you for joining us. >> thank you for having me. >> we learned this is a place where people came ashore. so you were there anticipating migrants who were making it to get a picture like this. >> yes. i was on assignment for the "new york times" and i went to that particular beach for a few mornings in a row very early before sun rise. what story, daniel, behind this photo? how many are in this family? the father overwhelmed. we know the horrid dangerous trips these people are willing it take for a better life. what do you know about their trip and what they endured? >> the family came on a very small inflatable rubber raft. not even a professional boat. an they were on that boat with 12 people in total. probably good for four maximum
six people. i just looked at the photos again and the boat was about to sink. and it would have taken probably like half an hour or more. and so, they finally reached the shore and finally reached safety and everybody there was just overwhelmed and relieved and especially the father who he when he went out the boat could barely walk. he was like, struggling to get out of the boat. and he was helped by his older sons and then the family was just overwhelmed and tears of joy and sadness and relief. and you know, love for the family all came together in that one moment. >> certainly did. list face says so much there. did they talk about their decision to get here? the money paid? courage that it took to board the boat and believe they could make it? and did they talk about what they were fleeing from? what they've been through?
>> yes, they came from syria, a city that has been bombed and that has been fighting for years. and only two weeks ago, they left for europe to, you know, it find a safe life basically for them and for their children. >> and where do they hope to go? where do they hope to start this new life? >> like most of the refugees and migrants, they want to go to germany. and the last thing i heard, they were on a ferry that took them to athens and they should be in athens now. >> we have seen so much videos, so many people migrants fleeing africa and the middle east. and that picture there says so much. and we thank you for joining us to talk about it. daniel eter, photographer working for the "new york times" there. thanks. >> thank you. >> many migrants apply for
asylum stay in europe but only a few find permanent refuge after going through all of that. the graph shows the number, the graph here, shows the number of asylum places each country granted per 1 million people. sweden granted the largest number of asylum applications relative to its small population of about 9.6 million. germany's population is more than 8 times the size of sweden but you can see it only granted 666 applications per million people over the last year. our data comes from the world bank and the european commission. >> july is going down as the world's hottest month on record. coming up, we'll look at what's behind the extreme weather.
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we want to turn our attention now to climate change so far this year. 2015 has been the hottest year the world has seen. and now this past july has set a heat record also with these increased temperatures scientists are stressing the importance of one number. 2 degrees celsius. here's why. >>. >> reporter: 2 degrees celsius. it's probably the most important number you've never heard of. environmental policy experts say that temperatures, 2 degrees celsius, or 3.6 fahrenheit, may be the edge of the cliff for climate change. if global average temperatures were more than that, we will greatly up the odds of newly worsening claim. stay below that mark and we may be able to avoid some of the worst aspects of global warming. and super droughts. extensions and sea level rides which will hit coastal cities.
when we burn gas or coal we are adding carbon to the atmosphere and warming the planet. scientists say the earth's temperature warmed 0.85 degrees celsius since 1880, the industrial revolution. if we want to slow climate change we have to cut back and fast. if we don't, the world could hit 2 degrees celsius in just a few decade. this simple little number raisees a bunch of huge and complex questions. what exactly happens if we cross that threshold? or even get close? and how can we prevent that from happening? many experts say it is still possible for us to stop short of 2 degrees. to stay back from the clip. but it is going to tick a global effort. >> yes it will. earlier i spoke with david, an expert on climate change from columbia university. here is what he td say about the latest research and the impact humans are having on weather systems. >> in july we had the warmest year ever recorded.
last year 14 of the 15 warmest years in history have been in this century and you know what, last month in iran, southwestern iran, a city he that reached 163 degrees fahrenheit over 70 degrees centigrade for its heat index. we are starting to see the very extreme results of global warming. >> yes, we covered that here. what about the weather extremes though. on one side the world there's massive flooding. on the other, excessive drought. how do people understand that? >> you know, that is exactly what the climate scientists have predicted. when we put these heat trapping gasses into the atmosphere, it speeds up the water cycle. and that means we get more intense bursts of rain. and more drought. and that's exactly what we are seeing the data is very strong on this. >> the president announced his plan it curb greenhouse gas emissions. but will the u.s. acting alone do any good? people invested in climate takes at the end of this year in paris
say without the united states and china and to some extent india are not going to reduce heating ats the levels we need to achieve. >> yes. this is a global problem that requirees a global solution. the u.s. is the largest economy and china is the largest greenhouse gas emitter in the world. we all have to come together. that is starting to happen. a year ago there was an agreement with president obama and president of china and the two are coming together to work on this problem. >> the climate is the cause of weather patterns and there are two typhoons brewing in the pacific due it el nino. these are twin storms. >> yes. that plays a key point. this is the first time we've had two. if goni gets up to super typhoon status it would be the first time we had two super typhoons in the area since 1997, which is the last time we had a big el
pe even in w el nino event. typically on a nonel nino major year you get bill strad winds that produce normal conditions. you also get the up welling currents. that makes a wonderful greeding ground for the fish. fishermen like to have those years. when have you that el nino, that upwelling is gone so it makes a bad year for fishermen and also animals like seals, walruses that rely on the fishing areas. also the trade winds ease in the pacific. that actually helps to boost a lot of the pacific for getting an increased amount of typhoons and intensity of the typhoons. ironically in the atlantic, trade winds increase a little bit. that that actually allowed that along with wind sheer making it a not so favorable environment for hurricanes to form in the atlantic ocean.
so again quite opposites there on the spectrum. here are the typhoons we are looking at right now. both goni and also at soni. both typhoon status as by take a closer look at goni, you will notice it is between the philippines and taiwan. sustained wind right now, 185 kilometers. still moving due west at 9 kilometers per power but it is expected to shift off towards the northea and east within the next 24 hours. it will line itself basically p in between japan and taiwan and take that track off there. that's good thing meaning the eye doesn't actually make land fall over land specifically. now there will still be a lot of moisture out there regardless of where the eye wall actually makes it. take a look at the eastern edge of taiwan. we are talking about total numbers exceeding 250 millimeters over the next 48 hours. but western side of taiwan, which is actually more of the population is, that should be a
little bit dryer. so that's much better news to have. forecast accumulation again take a look at some of the numbers exceeding 250 millimeters in the last four -- in the next 48 hours. so again, we will have to keep an eye on it. also the wave heights again those are going to be a concern that we want to take a look at. the key is the next 48 to 72 hours in terms of finding out how much rain fall really does fall in that area. >> all right, taiwan was hit a couple weeks ago. here we good again. thank you. >> so you can read more about el nino on the our website and check into the climate change stories that we are beginning here at cnn. for more on our initiative 2 degrees. head over to cnn.com. china has repercussiones from last week's deadly warehouse explosions. sodium cyanide levels in nearby waterways are more than 350 times higher than the safety limit.
and large numbers of dead fish have washed ashore near the blast site. chinese officials are disspelling any connection to the explosions saying no toxic levels of cyanide have been found in the river. chinese media report the same species of fish died at that location before. new satellite reveals the extent of the destruction. let's start with this image on june 15th. nearly two months before the blast. now look at this set satellite image taken on august 17th. five days after the explosions. entire streets and buildings are just gone. and here is a side by side look at tianjin before and after the blast killed at least 114 people. 69 others are still missing. you're watching "cnn newsroom." and next, the graffiti artist that is opening a new theme
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britain's knew newest theme park opened on friday. it is called dismal land. the concept of the illusive street artist bankcy, the quite of place where a fairy tale castle takes op an air quite different than what you've seen before. we want to warn viewers that the report contains flashing images. >> reporter: the horse meat scandal, boat crisis, life in a police state. >> welcome to dismal land. >> reporter: this is no ordinary art show. after months of anticipation, bankcy's biggest expedition it data play on walt disney's disney he land. inside cinderella's crashed carriage, the princess surrounded by paparazzi. the piece speaks of shattered dreams of wannabe princesses and
pop culture. social issues of corruption, injustice and politics at the forefront. challenging our ideas, provoking discussion and arguments. featuring artists such as bankcy himself and illusive and anonymous as of, a status of a key player on the global arts stage. right next to big names like damian hurst. californian jeff gillette says he never met bankcy and is contacted by the gur guerrilla artist people by facebook and invited to participate. >> you have to go in there and experience and think and wonder and maybe laugh and that's all here. that's a deeper entertainment than i think that any other theme park would have. >>. >> reporter: the park is almost meant to be interactive and experimental. >> what would you think, turn upside down in some weird and wonderful way? >> reporter: with rides,
carnival competitions. >> oh, first winner of the day. >> reporter: and controversial migrant boat crises turn node a bumper game. there is nothing light-hearted or simple here. dismal land is the tragic end after fairy tale rather than its beginning. cnn, western super mare, england. two men in southwestern poland claim they have solved the mystery of a nazi train full of the three reich's gold p according to legend the train vanished toward the end of world war ii. many thought it could be in a tunnel sealed off the conflict ended. but now two german, say they have found it but won't be turning over the location for free. >> translator: these two men want 10% of the value of the train's contents. so we suppose they know he what is inside. >> my client are not treasure hunters. they do not want it cause any
sensation. they just have big experience in the region. >> local lawmakers are taking the claim seriously enough to begin discussing the next steps with police and fire officials. we'll see if they have found it for real. thanks for watching this hour. i'm natalie allen. i'll be right back with george with more news for you in the next hour. [ piercing sound ] daddy! lets play! sorry kids. feeling dead on your feet? i've been on my feet all day. dr. scholl's massaging gel insoles have a unique gel wave design for outrageous comfort that helps you feel more energized. dr. scholl's. feel the energy!
a state of artillery fire over the heavily fortified border p. >> a day of global financial turmoil and political upheaval in greece. >> and fires rage across the western united states as 2015 goes down as the wrltd's hottest year in recorded history. why scientists say that's even more proof that global warming is real. hello an welcome to our viewers here in the united states and around the world. i'm george howell. >> i'm natalie allen. thanks for watching "cnn newsroom."
and our top story. top ministry official, promising retaliation if his country is provoked by south korea again. >> kim jong-un readied his state for war against the south. tensions for beth sides increased following an artillery exchange over their heavily for thefide bor fortified border on thursday. kathy ne vovak is there from th demilitarized zone. are people near the border worried? >> well they certainly have been evacuated in the region where the exchange of fire happened, george, which is relatively extraordinary for that area. they were held in evacuation
centers overnight and a few dozen remain there today. and their president has been visiting a military base here in seoul getting briefings on the latest situation. she has ordered her military to take a strong action against any further provocation from north korea and indeed the leader of tho north korea, calling together his central military commission and put it on a state of war readiness ready to launch any surprise operationes from around this afternoon. it is also getting south korea an ultimatum saying that south korea must stop its campaign of psychological warfare. that is the use of propaganda speakers that have been blasting anti-north korean messages. it wants south korea to stop this by tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. or threatening further military action, george? >> and also, the u.s. and south
korea involved in joint military exercises, north korea demanding an emergency u.n. security council meeting calling that the prelude to an invasion. what more can you tell us about that? >> well this is always a time of heightened tensions here in south korea when the united states and south korean militaries get together for these routine annual joint exercises but always makes north korea quite angry and north korea had been threatening to attack the u.s. mainland over the weekend because of these exercises. just a time when the tensions seem to rise. and these ones date back to august 4th. that's when two were injured by land mine near the dmz. south korea blamed north korea for planting those land mines. that's why we saw this rezungs of psychological warfare.
south korea says it was this retaliation for land mines. but tensions go back even further than that last october p. we saw a rise if tensions here when north korea allegedly fired anti-aircraft round at propaganda balloons. those are filled with leaflets with anti-north korean propaganda that activist often try to launch from this very area where i'm standing here. and that raised tensions there. then back in november 2010 that was another time when we saw a rise in the tense situation here. that was actually when we saw south korea bring back the speakers along the dmz. psychological warfare we have seen lately is something that hasn't been used in more than ten years. because of tensions around 2010 it started setting off the speakers again along the dmz but didn't good through with using them. now that it has that seems to be what has angered north korea so much as well as these joint drills, george? >> and south korea indicating it
has no plans to stop that campaign. kathy novak, thank you so much for your reporting there. we will stay in touch. >> police in thailand have tripled the reward for a suspect in monday's bangkok bombing. officials say they are not sure whether this man is still in the country but they are offering $84,000 for information leading to his arrest. >> meanwhile, authorities are trying to find a woman who sthe say may be one of the ten people involved in the plot. two men seen on surveillance turned themselves in on thursday but does not appear they are linked to the attack. thai officials stay is unlikely the bombing is linked to international terrorism. >> a taxi driver said he picked up the chief suspect that night and he's continued to give police some clues. andr andrew stephens retraces what we're learning. >> cnn has been given internal police documents that track through cctv puck tours the path
just before and after the deadly explosion. it begins with the man in the yellow shirt getting out of a tuktuk. these, one of the most popular forms of transport in the city. where outside the grand hyatt hotel, known bit big white columns, the time was 6:37 on a monday evening. from where he was dropped off to the entrance of the shrine is 1 1/2 minutes to walk but took him almost 14 minutes. we dent know why. police say this is the missing link in the time line. but at 6:51 security cameras show him inside the shrine walking towards this corner. the blast site, there was a bench there at the time. there was also a man in red shirt sitting on the bench. at the time this place was busy. local thai people coming home from work, mingling with
tourists, all offering blessings hoping for a bit of good luck. the suspect had bomber sits down as the man in the red shirt gets up and stands in front of him together with another man in the white shirt. the bomber slips off his backpack and leaves it on or under the bench. the time is 6:52. 3 minutes later, the bomb detonates. killing 20 people. this security camera captures the suspected bomber about 50 seconds after the blast outside the peninsula plaza. he has come back the same way he went in. he is about a block and a half away from that shrine. he would have heard the blast. a little more than a minute later he pictured on the back after motorcycle taxi driving away from the blast. on his way to lumpani park. and this is where he got off.
only about 2 minutes or so up the road. the reason we know he got off here is that we spoke to the rider who brought him up. he didn't want it good on camera but he did tell us that suspected bomber gave him a piece of paper with lumpani park, which is just over here, written in english on it. they didn't speak but he said he heard him on the phone and it sounded like he was speaking in a foreign language. but from here, the trail goes cold. it is conjecture now where he went from this point. and the driver told us one last chilling thing. he said the suspect had bomber seemed completely calm. andrew stephens, cnn, bangkok. >> breaking news from tianjin, china to tell you about. emergency workers are scrambling to put out four new fires at the site of last week's deadly chemical warehouse explosions. china state run news reports one fire erupted near car distribution area near the blast
site. could have been caused by a burning fuel tank. the death toll from those explosions stands at 114. we will keep you updated on these new fires as we learn more. >> thousands of crews in washington state are working to get more than 100 wildfires there under control authorities ordered evacuation after number of towns as flames continue to spread. more than 100 homes have already been destroyed in those fires. >> wednesday night the twisp firefighters killed tle firefighters. the men were 20, 26 and 31 years old. >> the fire is one thing but the loss of life is the worst case scenario. >> you can always rebuild a home but you can't rebuild a life. another four firefighters injured one of them critically. we will have more on the conditions in washington state. >> european stock markets just opened for business and
investors are facing an uncertain financial world today. u.s. stocks suffered their worst day of the year on thursday. the dow tumbled 358 points on thursday. and closed below 17,000. that's the first time since october. >> and meantime, oil prices continues the slide hitting a six-year low and in greece the country's prime minister has resigned calling for fresh elections. >> the last of the major stock markets in the asia-pacific region will be closed in the coming hour after another painful day of sharp sell-offs. for more on this, ginnijoining live from london, thanks for joining us. people are dumping stocks. it makes you wonder how much lower will stocks go and how long will it last? >> good morning, george, yes. this something concerning investors right around the world. if i were to show you first the asian markets because it really
is a sea of red right across the board. across the shanghai composite. one of the biggest fallers there pl something we have seen all week on cnn. look at those numbers. almost 4% in shanghai. important to point out that the nikke, the largest stock market index and what stocks are falling, auto makers, toyota, nissan, honda, mazda, all falling quite substantially. that came off of the u.s. stocks where we saw the dow jones drop more than 2% and on now what we are seeing is pretty much a sea of red. the fears about china, not just china but fears about china really rattling investors here. let's he look at european markets how they are fairing. the last time i looked it was all down. all of the arrows down. there you good. footsie down.
perhaps the biggest connection, let's say, to china in terms of what is rattling investors, george, you touched on one aspect which is china. also many people concerned not just about china but also about falling oil prices and on top of that greece. have you here is a perfect storm but if we look at china in particular george what is interesting is a lot of people on the side lines, investors on the side lines, they don't know what's going to happen. we've seen currency devaluation. we have seen market. government getting involved in trying to protect that and what we are seeing is that's not working. people currently very concerned. right around the world about the state of the chinese economy that is perhaps slowing down. that's rattling many investors, george? >> we just learned that china's factory activity here sit 77-month low an indicator that
many fear chose the factories are losing momentum p. >> sure. we saw manufacturing data came out today and this point to the fact that really what we are seeing in china is a she down. this is worrying. because this is one of the world's economies, biggest cannot assumers and that makes, means it is very worrying. the pace or perhaps the growth that slow pace of growth in china. and what we also see, not just in china but currency deval yigs elsewhere and other merging markets like kazakhstan devalue its currency to make it slightly more competitive. what you see here, george, is the beginning after perfect storm that will no doubt rattle investors for the next days ahea ahe ahead. george? >> thank you so much. >> greece's prime minister says he is stepping down the same day the country gets a helping of
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people about their aspirations. not how good you are or how rich you are or how this you or or how that you are. that's not leadership. >> this is wednesday's war of words between bush and trum trump. the real estate mowing mogal stating this. >> i don't know how he is electable. he is not energizing. >> you know what is happening to jeb's crowd right down the street? they're sleeping. they're sleeping now. >> in fact one woman dozed off at bush's town hall today. even his fans say they're concerned about bush's lack of energy. >> he is flat. he has in energy. >> of all of the republican candidates i feel safest with him. he has the most experience. >> i asked him today how he is going to change that narrative. >> there a big difference
between donald trump and me. i have fought for republican and conservative causes all my adult life. >> bush is struggling even in his home state of florida where he served two terms as governor. he trails trump in iowa, pennsylvania and here in new hampshire. a state seen as key it his run. the billionaire businessman has drawn crowds several time bigger than bushes. his campaign moved friday's event in alabama after more than 35,000 attended the event. senator mark wco rubio laying o his tax policy. >> i would overhaul the tax code. >> event overshadowed by the trump/bush face-off. i asked bush why he is trailing trump even in his own state. >> he said look he is betting hillary clinton in florida while trump is losing to her in polls
but that's not actually true. the same poll shows trump leading clinton in florida as well. athena jones, cnn, keen, new hampshire. >> jeb bush was also quick to defend himself for using a term that for many is deeply offensive. >> yeah. in an interview with the conservative radio host bush said greater enforcement is needed so you don't have quote anchor babies coming into the country. the term refers to children born in the u.s. to parents who are not citizens. bush said he doesn't believe it's an offensive term and got testy with the reporter who asked him about it. >> what i said was it's commonly referred to that. that's what i said. i didn't use it as my own language. what we ought to do is protect the 14. you want to get to the policy for a second? i think that people born in this country aught to be american citizens. >> in this political environment democrats were quick to buns on the term including democratic
hillary clinton. she tweeted out, how about children, babies, or american citizens. americans say they are against the iran nuclear deal. >> according it a new cnn poll, 56% of americans say they think congress should reject the deal. that's up from 52%, less than one month ago. the shift seems to stem from increasing partisan polarization over the deal. >> at the same time 50% of americans say they favor striking a deal with iran that would ease some of the economic sanctions in exchange for major restrictions of its nuclear program. >> there is growing frustration over part of the plan that allows iran it take part in inspections on one of its most sensitive suspected nuclear sites. >> critics see this as another example of the u.s. calving to teheran. cnn's jim sciutto has details. >> this is iran's military
facility, long suspected to be the site of past efforts by teheran it militarize its nuclear program. there are critics of the nuclear agreement in an uproar. republican senator and presidential candidate lindsey graham says this is like allowing inmates it run a jail. a senior state department official told cnn is running the atomic energy agency would have total oversight of sampling and assessment under the agreement between the agency and iran over access. iran is not self-inspecting the officials said. the official would not deny that iranian inspectors would play a role. the iae does allow swipes but iae inspectors must be present or monitoring them at the time. swabs and containment bags used
would be provided by the iae. >> you're literally taking a material that looks a bit like cotton. and you're swiping it over a surface. and you're putting it in a bag. if it is a face-saving measure for iranians to do that physically watched offer by iae inspectors to make sure it is unproperly then i think that's an unproblematic feature. >> iae president saying he rejects the iae gave responsible for nuclear inspections to iran. saying this he have protocols for inspecting nuclear facilities or suspected facilities and the agreement will follow those protocols. the state department emphasized that inspection of iran's current nuclear facilities will be more robust. >> we are very confident that this very aggressive inspection regimen that's in place, in the deal, going forward for the future is the strongest ever peacefully negotiated. >> jim sciutto, cnn, new york.
>> now the former u.s. president jimmy carter says that the cancer found in his liver has spread to his brain. the 90-year-old gave a news conference on thursday here in atlanta and spoke about his diagnosis and treatment. >> with grace and acceptance carter reflected on his life, regrets, and said his future is now in god's hands. former president began radiation treatment thursday afternoon and said he is at east with his diagnosis. >> i have been as blessed as any human being in the world. to become the president of the united states of america and governor of georgia and to work at the carter center and big growing family. and thousands of friends. so i don't think living to be 91 years old first of october, so i've had everything has been a blessing for me.
so i'm thankful and hopeful. >> mr. carter has been receiving messages from around the world including this tweet from u.s. president obama. president carter is as good a man as they come. michelle and i are praying for him and rossland. we are all pulling for you jimmy. >> next on cnn, a major announcement from greece as the prime minister there says he is stepping done. more on what that could mean for the country in a live report ahead.
let's he check top stories with you. emergency workers in china are rushing to put ou new fires that popped up a the the site of last week's he deadly chemical warehouse explosions. china's state run news reports one fire erupted near a distribution area near the blast site. 114 people died in those explosions. many of them firefighters. >> reports say north korean leader kim jong-un ordered his military to enter a quote war time state with south korea. but the government in seoul is swiftly responding saying it will strongly retaliate if there is additional provocation from the north. tensiones from beth sides increased following an are a till ray exchange along their heavily fortified border on thursday. >> greece prime minister alexis tsipras announced he is stepping down and called for reelections. he plans to run again. he says it is up to the greek people to decide who will lead the country forward. this comes one month after greece approved economic reforms
in order to secure a third bailout. let's turn now to greece. alinda, hello to you, and what's behind this move by prime minister tsipras? >> he managed to get a third bailout last week and make a big payment to the european central bank but all of the votes po the new bail yut have been a numbnumber- [ inaudible ] a quarter haven't supported him. this cost him in parliament. in many ways these elections were expected. we had a third very unpopular bailout. and this puts mr. tsipras if a corner. it was known it couldn't go on for very long. he decided to deal with this as quickly as possible. he did he sided to call this
sn snap election without wasting any time. simply now the reforms have to actually be implemented and mr. tsipras still enjoys a lot in greece. he decided but now is the time to call an election. that moment is about 60 to 70%. it is clear that he is extremely likely to win these next elections. but at the same time, there is concern about how greece is going to cope with yet another reelection campaign. we are looking at about a month where we know from previous elections that the economy tends to stand still. this is not who he wanted to see. at the same time, he has no choice but to really try to clean house before being able to implement this reform. natalie? >> as you say, this election stalls things out for a time. will it have any negative impact on the financial package?
>> it is early to tell at the moment. depend, after the first rehe action we've had from greece -- [ inaudible ] the european union has been more positive rather than negative so far more, as if these elections were more of a necessary step, to be able to implement these reforms. and there's good reason for this. i mean, the parliamentarians from the party no longer backing him, we are talking about a number of people that supported -- [ inaudible ] and supported measures that good against anything that this new bailout stands for. so it just seems to be the right moment for him to make that decision. >> all right, thank you. >> and to another crisis that greece is struggling to handle. thousands of migrants are stranded at its migrant border. >> greece is having so many
financial problems and more people are coming to this country. mass dmacedonia is under a stat of borders. since that announcement refugees have been camped out with nowhere to go. ? a photographer captured a powerful image after syrian family arriving on the greek island of kos where hundreds of migrants land everyday. this picture rit here hght here began viral on social media. it shows a father clutching his family overwhelmed after what they he have began through and escaped from as well. last hour i spoke with a photographer. he is in dooseldorph, germany. >> the family came on a raft, not even a professional boat. there were 12 people total. probably good for four, maximum six people.
i just looked at the photos again and the boat was about to sink. it would have taken about a half an hour more. and so they finally reached the shore and reached safety. everyone was just overwhelmed and relieved and especially the father who when he went out the boat could barely walk. he was like struggling to get out of the boat and helped by his oldest sons and then family was just overwhelmed and tears of joy and sadness and relief and you know, love for the family and it all came together in that one moment. >> the international organization for migration says most of the migrant are arriving via the mediterranean have come from syria just like that family in the photograph there. the country accounts for 9 it 2
thouz /* -- 92,000 migrants since july. nearly 19,000 from aretrea. >> a very powerful picture that tells the story right there. >> yeah. >> now to a story about a co-fou co-founder of france's far right front. she has been expounded from the party. it comes amid a high profile fight. from remarks he made earlier this year down playing the holocaust. >> he said nazi germany gas chambers were only quote detail of history. on thursday the national front executive board questioned la pen for hours before deciding it expel him. >> in brazil prosecutors have filed charges against a current house speaker and a former president in connection it a major corruption scandal. ex president who resigned from power 1992 denied any wrongdoing at a probe over contracts with
state run oil company. >> the lower house speaker eduardo is accused taking over $5 million in bribes to secure oil contracts. the news that charges came on the day of nationwide protests against impeachment for sitting president, many calling for him to be removed from office. >> rio de janeiro is getting set for the 2016 olympics but raw sewage is threatening to turn the race at the sailing venue in into a stomach-churning experience. so they are testing the water for precaution there. >> reporter: picture perfect. boats glide past, wind surfers past christ the redeemer. testing a year ahead of the 2016
games. but from here a different picture. raw sewage flowing into the bay. in fact, only 49% of rio homes are connected to sewage lines. floating debris another danger. but on the day we head out into deeper waters, no garbage visible, no stench of sewage. but sailing teams have taken precautions. always watching off boats and bodies after contact with the water. >> obviously it is an issue. but it is racing and we all have to deal with it together. >> for his competitor, also not a major issue. >> honestly we've been so concerned about getting faster that it is really our priority. >> a now study commissioned by the associated press found the olympic sailing venue so contaminated with human feces that athletes risk getting anything from diarrhea to hepatitis a. officials acknowledge they won't meet clean-up targets but dispute reports that athletes are at risk.
>> that's a lie when people say that. the area we're sailing competitions will be held, it is a good area. safe area. >> the u.s. team conducted its own water test and got everyone sack i ha vaccinated. >> we've been training here everyday combined for a couple years with major incident. >> it is definitely hard not to get wet. but most athletes don't seem worried. at least today the biggest concern is a complete lack of wind. starting late but brazil pulled ahead and came home victorious. with so much time and energy prepared for the bay, it is hard to find any athletes here in favor of changing the venue. shasta darlington, cnn, re rio janeiro. >> fireses raging through
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we are seeing some incredible video out of the northwestern u.s. where wildfires are raging. look at this. this massive firenado kicking up in boise, idaho along the front line of the so-called sewed why fi soda fire. can you imagine that. >> in central washington authorities are evacuating homes as flames continue to spread. a wildfire killed three firefighters.
and injured four others. these firefighters are dealing with really tough situations especially when it comes to air quality. >> not just trying to battle the blaze but the air they are breathing, they are trying to get their bearings. first comes the fire and then a lot of smoke and low humidity and there comes bad air quality. we've been dealing with bad air quality for several days and unfortunately it will continue. we've got bad air quality that is out there across much of the northwest. can you see parts of spokane, coeur d'alene, busy and helena all dealing with this and it will likely continue. we don't expect the weather pattern to change very much. wind gusts also expected to increase especially in parts of washington. we're talking wind gusts up to 40 mimes per hour tomorrow. now that necessarily won't cause new fires but it is going to limit the firefighters and how well they can contain the current fires out there. also, the drought monitor brand new from thursday and
unfortunately the numbers not going in the right direction, going up. take a look at the extreme now up to 24% of this region now in an extreme drought. 8% of that in exception yl and most of that is in nevada and parts of california. now the high temperatures again on the high end. spokane up to 90 again by next monday. 92 in portland on sunday. and take a look, medford up around 100 just in time for the weekend. and speaking of hot temperatures, we just found out that july was the hottest on record. take a look. 16.6 degrees celsius, average is right around 15. so we get much warmer than we are used to seeing. not just in some areas. south america the fifth warmest on record. in the united states above average and africa, the second warmest july on record. again a lot of these temperatures continuing to ramp up. the good news is we're headed into winter p. so maybe perhaps people can finally see some of those cooling temperatures but
unfortunately the heat is also associated with drought and we have been seeing a lot of that in a lot of places. one perk, el nino typically means a drought buster for parts of the west coast. >> california will take it, won't they? ? allison, thanks very much. >> 2015 has been the world's hottest year ever recorded. as allison just said this past july also set a heat record. scientists point to statistics like those to support the argument that the global warming is real and that it is man-made. >> this saturday marks 100 days until world leaders meet in paris, a conference haled at the last chance to avert a climate catastrophe. they're is why this meeting matters p. it is hope that they will produce the first ever legally binding universally applicable plan to combat global warming. >> the agreement would be a
legally enforced successor to the kyoto protocol. that deals expires in 2020 and excludes top greenhouse emitting countries. and in 2009 attempts to reach asimilar agreement at the claimat conference in o copenhagen filed. all eyes are on top 21 as a lasting solution. >> again that's in paris in december. meteorologist derek van dam explores the evidence that profprof proves climate change is real. >> when it comes to climate change public opinion is 50/50. but 97% of scientists who dedicate their livers to studying our claimate say it is happening and happening because of human activities. with all of the evidence we have of warming earth it is harder and harder to be a skeptic these day possess. we are talking temperature measurements. ocean sid if ication and shells
in greenland for example. clear in extreme weather events like heat waves in india, that killed thousands and we look back to 2010 where in russia tens of thousands of people were killed because of extreme heat. we are talking about 9 of the 10 warmest years happening since 2000. 2014 was the warmestier on record but 2015 looking to set the charts as well. ipcc says that a warming plan set unequivocal. it is happening. humans are causing temperatures to rise by burning fossil fuels. greenhouse gas emegss. specifically co2. reaching levels that we've never experienced before. in fact 4 u.00 parts per millio. the oceans are absorbing it making it more acidic and threatening the marine life. oceans have seen a rise in acidity by 30%. this is not something that has
just come to mind so quickly. it is astounding to see the facts. astounding to see the statistics, something we've never experienced before and with the unique opportunity at the end of the year at cop 21 for governments and leading scientists to curve grown house gas emissions to limit and minimize the effects of climate change. >> so leading up to that conference, cnn is covering the climate change with the importance of one number. 2 degrees celsius. >> scientists say if temperatures increase just by 2 degrees the world will see an irreversible fallout. can you read all about this story by logging on to our website at cnn.com. very important story to read about. >> we will continue to have stories on our news as well in coming hours. cracking a mystery, dating to the end of the second world war. the hunt for the gold of the third reich. a missing train and a tunnel.
by lightning. it happened in atlanta here in our city as the plane was waiting for take off. look at that. >> amazing. that picture. it is important to point out that planes are designed to redirect lightning out to the ground via landing gear. look at that, the power of nature. i'm george howell. >> i'm natalie allen. early morning starts in u.s. and for everyone else "cnn newsroom" continues. thanks a lot. den, she's probably on one of her long walks with bailey. she was recently diagnosed with a heart condition. i know she's okay, but it concerned me she's alone so often. so i encouraged her to get a medical alert button. philips lifeline offers the best options to keep her doing the things she loves in the home she loves. if she ever falls, or needs help, i know we can get to her quickly, and with her condition that can be critical.
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