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stepping up the face against i.s.i.l. - a divided british parliament begins hours of fiery debates over air strikes in syria. >> sending troops into iraq - the president obama administrator responding after baghdad said no more troops on the ground the top cop in chicago is out. protesters want more. coal and climate. why some minors say clean power will run them out of business. these are live images coming out
of london. lawmakers beginning 10.5 hours of debate, over whether to take part in air strikes against i.s.i.l. in syria. protesters are saying a resounding no. good morning, welcome to "your world", i'm del walters. >> i'm stephanie sy. parliament plans to vote on aggressive action against i.s.i.l. in syria. if the m.p.s vote yes, british fighter jets could be fighting within days. dana lewis is in london. good morning. the british prime minister david cameron is pushing for military action. he has been defeated on the issue of syria and spoke a few minutes ago. what did he have to say? >> first of all, they are saying they could start the bombing within a matter of hours of vote being taken. now it's expected to be one. around 10 o'clock local time tonight. one of the first things the prime minister said, and you
know that the british parliament is about a lot of rhetoric and theatre. he says he has no longer going to refer to the group as other allies changed their term knollingy as well as the -- terminology as well as the un-islamic. he's calling them d.a.e.s.h., a derogatory term in arabic. one of the important things that david cameron had to deal with, an emotional debate. because last night in a meeting with m.p.s of his own party he said anyone that would oppose the vote would be terrorist sympathizers. that made headlines in britain, and he has been called on three times in parliament to apologise to the opposition party. the labor party. that is important. he is counting on the vote to carry the vote later on. some of his backbenchers may not support a yes vote on bombing
syria. >> he declined to apologise, but said to take half a step backwards, that anyone voting for or against voting, there's honour in both votes. setting the stage for an emotional and politically charged towers of debate. >> this vote appears to be dividing the public. that's what we are seeing reflected on the floor of parliament. are they leading one way or the other on whether to lead the role, in the fight. >> there's been a lot of polls in the last week. david cameron spoke at length about this in parliament, setting the stage for the vote. there's been a decline in the numbers and percentages of supporters for a yes vote, for bombing syria. they are major questions, where does it lead to in syria. does it contain the islamic
state. does it degrade them as the prime minister had said in terms of detrading them to take territory. there's a lot of circuit six. especially in the statement of last week where david cameron said we are not going in on the ground, but will rely on 70,000 rebels. a lot of people said we are not 70,000, not unified or taking the ground that david cameron suggested that they could. >> dana lewis reporting from london. it's after noon. >> then there's this. iraq's prime minister saying that his country doesn't need more forces on the ground. following ash carter's announcement that a force would be headed to iraq. the u.s. saying they will not take action without baghdad's consent.
>> i was impressed by and moved by - was the broad based understanding that d.a.e.s.h. represents a threat to syria, and other areas, that it is a proven threat throughout the world. kerry saying the control is to restore control over the territory. jamie mcintyre has more of what is in the pentagon's plans. >> pt u.s. has more than 35-00 troops in iraq, including special operations commandos that carried out raid in iraq and kiria. >> in october, after the u.s. warses assisted kurdish troops. secretary partier promised there would be more raids, and this is an effort to make good on the
promise. >> we are at war. in three hours of testimony, defense secretary ash carter, and his joint secretary faced skeptical questions. >> they indicated that it's war. are we winning. >> we will win. >> are we winning now. >> we'll win. >> have we contained i.s.i.l. >> we have not contained i.s.i.l. >> democrats and republicans are dissatisfied with the standard pentagon talking points. the anti-i.s.i.l. effort is making progress. gaining momentum. >> i can walk five or six feet, saying i am making progress. i'm gaining momentum. >> carter unveiled a wrinkle to the war plan, something called an expeditionary force. a force for u.s. commanders based in iraq, conducting raids in rick and syria, sometimes
jointly with iraqi forces and sometimes yoouny laterally. with a mission to free and capture i.s.i.l. leaders. >> it takes advantage of what we are good at. we are good at intelligence, mobility and surprise. it puts everyone on notice in syria. you don't know at night who will be coming in the window. >> carter argued recent ground games could create a snowball effect in helping to convince local forces to join the fight. >> they exist. they are hard to pine. we'll make a snowball and get more. >> he pointed to strikes that destroyed more than 400 fuel trucks as evidence the air campaign was picking up. arizona's former commander was incredual louse.
they weren't amongst the targets hit. the snowball has been going in the direction. like the deployment of special operations troops to syria, the new troops will not get there soon. no deployment has been issued and none identified to go jamie mcintyre at the pentagon there's insights into who i.s.i.l. is recruiting in the united states. george washington university researchers looked into the backgrounds of 71 people charged with i.s.i.l. related activities since march 2014. nearly 90% are men, and 81% are u.s. citizens, three-quarter are under the age of 30. the youngest was a 15-year-old boy. and 40% were converts to islam. n.a.t.o. allies are moving ahead with strengthening the border.
n.a.t.o. officials say it included ships, planes and offensives. patriot missiles were being withdrawn. spain is the only country with those missiles. >> the justice department looking into a request to start an investigation. mayor rahm emanuel announcing a task force, accused of killing a black teenager. as diane eastabrook reports, the top cop is out, after a week of protest. >> up until yesterday the mayor was supportive of garry mccarthy. there were too many calls. chicago mayor held a packed news conference. he filed. because he had become a distraction. we had a lot of loyalty to what he has done, and him. i have a bigger loyalty to the city of chicago.
hours earlier he said he had no plan to leave his job. >> i'm not giving up on the chicago police democrat or community. i love the city. >> reporter: garry mccarthy's ouster follows a week of prosecutor tests over his handling of the shooting of mcdonald. last week the city released dash cam video showing the black teen running down a city street, and shot 16 dimes by officer jason van dyk. al jazeera is freezing the video after the first shot. van dyk turned himself in and was charged with first degree murder. he's out on bond. protesters since then have taken to the streets, outraged over how long it took to release the video and charge van dyk. [ singing ] even with the backlash, rahm emanuel's office issued statements of support for garry
mccarthy. number now. one alderman said the police superintendent is not the only one that needs to be held accountable. >> what does this administration, not the police administration, the mayoral administration - what did they know, and when. >> rahm emanuel says the new task force he ponded will review policy and changes. he deflected questions about stepping down as well. >> i think i'm doing my job, every day in a professional way. >> reporter: that was not good enough for protesters outside the mayor's office, demanding accountability from the city and wants an independent auditor to oversee the police department. >> what is missing is the mayor is not accountable to anyone. >> what we are suggesting with the police auditor, there would be someone who had the power outside of the mayor's office to look at policing. >> illinois's attorney-general late yesterday called for the
d.o.j. to investigate the chicago police department. this is it in addition to an investigation the d.o.j. is doing into the way the department handled the edmonton shooting. institute that is diane eastabrook in schick. >> police asked to release the dash cam video. the family of ronald johnson said they saw the footage, showing an fore shooting him in the back during a foot chase. the family and attorney says the video will refute claims by the police that 25-year-old johnson had a gun. >> that gun was not in his hand unless the police glued it in his hand. i assure you that didn't happen. it is important for me to clear my name. my son didn't have a gun in the hand, i also seen the video. >> the case is under investigation by the independent
review authority. stark differences from the mcdonald case including the recovered gun. >> opening statements are expected in the trial of a police officer. the first of six officers to go on trial. >> as jury sentiment began a third tame. they are expected to go another day. she's charged in the death of freddy gray. porter is one of six baltimore police officers charged in the case, accused of failing to put a seatbelts on grey. prosecutors say porter ignored gray's request for medical care. >> freddie gray's death sparked protests in baltimore. memories that are pressure in the si. hundreds interviewed. all of those questioned acknowledged they heard what happened in the case.
>> they are responsible for what happened. it happened in extraordinarily circumstances. >> he doesn't set up to seatbelt him. is that a crime. does that rise to the level of such unreasonable conduct on the part of an officer. not every wrong is a crime. >> if convicted porter can face 25 years in prison. he and five others pleaded not guilty. in freddie gray's neighbourhood. family and friends hope it will help to answer the question who is responsible for his death. >> someone needs to pay for that. six police, and he goes in a hospital and dies. spine injury. no. >> since freddie gray's death. baltimore's crime rates have spiked. with cases of alleged police brutality, all eyes will be on the trial in the city of
baltimore to see how justice plays out. >> any idea how long the trial will last. >> quick progress in selecting a jury. and the judge said he's determined. and the trials of the other five officers will begin in baltimore between january and march next jeer. >> john terrett, one of the first reporters on the scene after the situation. >> congress reached a deal on a $300 billion plan to shore up aging infrastructure. the 5-year plan boosts highway spending by 15%. transit systems see 18% increase and 10 billion to amtrak. a vote is expected this week. the current bill expires on friday. >> rain is causing flooding. nicole mitchell joins us with the latest. >> this is one of a few storms,
part of the reason we had the flood concerns is the tail end has been slow moving. late tonight it will move out. starting to get out of that. there's a lot of other moisture. >> it hit in tennessee. some of the heaviest rain, the areas in grey. fog advids ris. i looked up the reports and i saw the pocket and up and down the east coast - watch for that. it can slow you down. on the backside of this we are dealing with areas of snow. a little bit of ice mixed in. most of this is snow. it's definitely going to be a problem spot through the course of the the day. as i mentioned the front gets
off the coastline. there's wrap around moisture. there could be snow and lingering showers for a couple of days. ahead of the front, a brief corridor. they drop by tomorrow. negotiators at the climate summize in paris getting down to business. president obama and other world leaders leaving after days of speeches and promises. they are coming up with a plan to reduce gas emissions. people are breathing easier in beijing, in china, a 4-day smog alert has been lifted. winds lifting. the orange level smog alert has been downgraded. 20 million residents on monday were told to stay home. because of dangerous levels of pollution record the ahead - investigation into
with the offensive. monday they dropped leaflets into the city. residents say they can't, because i.s.i.l. is not letting them. >> syria, bashar al-assad, the u.s. saying the embattled leader has to go. >> almost three-quarter erts of the country -- three-quarters of the country voted with their feet. by leaving the country or being displaced in the country, there's a strong perception among everyone in the region, with one or two exceptions, and most people in the world that bashar al-assad himself does not have the legitimacy to be able to heal the country. >> tuesday, president obama says he expects vladimir putin to realise that bashar al-assad has no role in a post-civil war syria. ambassador from 2001-2003, president of the a middle eastern nonprofit organization
focussing on the middle east and north africa. you were the ambassador to syria at an early stage of bashar al-assad's presence. one month before september 11th. what happened, how could the man you knew and met turn against his own people. hundreds of thousands now dead? >> you are direct in the question i ask, because one back then would meet bashar al-assad and he was different from his father. he was much less talkative. more willing to listen to his interlocuteurs. a gentlemen by and large, and did not anger easily. he could get angry if you provoked him. so i - even though i would have to say that we knew at the embassy back then that if things started to go south for this regime, it could get ugly, i can say that i never really imagined
the level of brutality that bashar al-assad, a trained eye surgeon had in him mr bashar al-assad in a tv interview defiant saying russia's involvement in the war is shrinking i.s.i.l. take a listen. >> that coalition talks about facts not opinions, i.s.i.s. has expanded and the recruits increased. since the russians in the same fight, so-called against terrorism. i.s.i.s. has been shrinking and al-nusra. this is reality the facts are telling. >> the reaction - is the russian involvement shrinking i.s.i.l.? >> look, the number one brirty for russian intervention is saving the regime, everything follows from that. you can't understand the policy unless you accept that.
>> the russians are concerned about the al nusra front, and other opposition groups that are threatening the alawite heartland in and around the port city of latakia. they have been hitting those targets from ibrahim abdeslam hard. and have been hitting some i.s.i.l. targets, but not as heavy. i saw some reports which pretty much calls them as they see them, saying that basically an equal number of oppositionists and i.s.i.s. people had been killed in the last month by russian air strikes. there was a large chunk of civilians, including women and children. mr ambassador many believe that it came back because of a power vacuum. will it create a power vacuum, is libya the next frontier for i.s.i.l. >> i believe it would create a
vacuum. and it would not be filled by secular democratic forces. my believe is that despite the calls of secretary kerry and the president. the fact is that they want him to go eventually. not today or tomorrow, for precisely that reason. we have seen time and again. extreme factors emerge on top. i fear that is it what will happen if the regime disappears tomorrow. i'm not advocating, just analysing the situation. >> president obama has been criticized for not doing anything. did he wait too long, would the action have made a difference? >> again, i lean to the obama administration than his critics.
why do we say that. >> we have nine years to train the army. after leaving in 2011, prime minister maliki favoured his own sec. the army fell apart. if we could not do it. how in the heck are we going to do if in syria with a bump of the oppositionists that have to be investigated and have pog et cetera picked when they get into combat in syria no claim of responsibility for a bomb that exploded in istanbul during even rush hour, five from hurt when the bomb goes off. turkey has been on high alert since october when two attacks killed 100 people aung san suy kyi met the outgoing president to discuss
handing over power. the party won in an overwhelming victory. the new administration had been sworn in next year, the first time since 1960 that the democratically elected government would take office a serious issue, guns in nfl fans. >> why a commission wants arms in the stand andal forbidden amount of sugar in the good we eat every day.
>> we gonna bring this city back one note at a time. >> proudest moment in my life. >> welcome back to your world this morning. it is 7:30 eastern time. a marathon debate going on at this hour over whether to launch airstrikes against isil target inside syria, britain conducting airstrikes inside iraq. prime minister david cameron has been making an i am passed plea for support. >> these terrorists are plotting to kill us and radicalize our children right now. they attack us because of who we are, not because of what we do. >> that debate expected to last more than 10 hours, the final vote taking place tonight. >> opening statements aring expected today in the trial of william porter, one of the six baltimore police officers
charged in the death of freddie gray. the judge spent two days questions hundreds of prospective jurors. a 12 person jury should be seated today. porter and five other officers pleaded not guilty. >> in japan, hearings are underway under a controversial military base. the u.s. wants to move the marine station from a densely populated neighborhood to a spot closer to the ocean. a lot of residents want it gone altogether. we have the story from tokyo. >> this is an issue that's been going on many years and now is a full fledged court battle between the tokyo local good afternoon and station in okinawa. it centers around the marine air base loading in central okinawa in the middle of a built up residential area. there have been problems, most notably a 2004 helicopter crash in the grounds of a local university. the plan has been to relocate that base to a more remote eastern part of okinawa,
building air strips out into the water. for that to happen, landee commission work is obviously necessary. the current governor who is entirely opposed to the plan has revoked permissions given by his predecessor. that is what is the base of this legal action brought by the tokyo administration, saying that he had no right to do that, there was no legal basis for doing so. the governor in his speech to the court in this first hearing said that okinawa had a long history of u.s. military occupation initially, and now bears an undo burden in terms of its size, in terms of hosting the u.s. military presence in japan. the japanese government said it's vital that this plan goes ahead to maintain its military alliance. the next meeting will be january 8. if the japanese government wins, it will have to be overturned.
if it loses, it will have implications to the alliance with the u.s. >> three quarters of the space used by the u.s. military in japan is concentrated in okinawa, the island taking up just a half a percentage point of the entire area. >> documents released on tuesday show that guantanamo bay prisoner was a victim of mistaken identity. officials saying he was just a low level fighter. he has been held at that military prison now for 13 years. >> and is still held there. >> the human rights watch is demanding a criminal probe into the c.i.a. treatment of suspects. the group wants the obama administration to investigate nearly two dozen former u.s. officials. >> this is too serious a crime to ignore, too grave to ignore. >> laura pitter is the author of
the human rights report. the bush administration sanctioned and put in place after the 9/11 attacks. >> the state sanctioned global program whereby men were abducted from all over the world, put in secret detention and tortured. >> the practices detailed in a heavily edited congressional report released a year ago included waterboarding, sleep deprivation, exposure to extreme temperatures. >> the c.i.a. program was far more brutal than people were led to believe. >> california senator dianne feinstein fought to make the report public. >> it shows that the c.i.a.'s actions a decade ago are a stain on our value and on our history. >> human rights watch says no one has ever been held accountable. it wants a criminal investigation into nearly two dozen former bush add,
officials, including president bush, vice president cheney, c.i.a. director george 10 net, attorney general john ashcroft and national security advisor condoleezza rice. the group called on president obama to appoint a special prosecutor to look into possible charges. it wants the president to acknowledge u.s. wrongdoing, apologize to victims, and offer compensation. in a statement, the c.i.a. told al jazeera it has acknowledged "the program had shortcomings and the agency mace mistakes." the c.i.a. pointed out that the justice department previously investigated and decided not to initiate criminal charges. president obama as one of his first actions in office banned these interrogation techniques. some of the 2016 gop candidates have defended the practices and even embraced them.
>> would i approve water boarding? you belt your ass i'd approve it. you bet your ass. in a heartbeat. in a heartbeat. >> that concerns human rights watch, which says accountability is critical to send a message to other countries and future u.s. presidents. >> without clear signal that what happened was criminal, there's a real danger this could happen again. >> we reached out for a comment. a pokes man ned price told us that the president has made it clear that u.s. law prohibits torture without exception. as for any possible criminal investigation, the department of justice tells us it is reviewing the human rights watch report. >> lisa stark reporting from washington. >> the latest snapshot of the economy due out by the end of the week. that is when the labor democratic will release the
latest job numbers. the national unemployment rate 5%, half of what it was at the height of the recession in 2009. economists still say millions of americans are either under employed or unable to move up in their jobs. the employment picture is getting better. >> in the three months before the president took office, this economy lost 2 million jobs. i mean, we were in the ditch. that's the reality, and we've come a long way. 68 months in a row of private sector job loss, 10% in 2009, the unemployment rate. now we've seen five and a half straight years of private sector growth to the tune of 13.5 million jobs. >> you can see ray's full interview tomorrow night at 6:30 eastern on "inside story." >> police unions are asking the nfl to let off duty and retired police carry guns into the football stadiums. that's a practice that is currently being banned. >> the union saying it is a
reaction to the attacks in paris, but the league says it's a bad idea. al jazeera's john henry smith has more. >> since 2013, the nfl has banned anyone not specifically hired to work security at its games from carrying guns into its venues. n days following the paris attacks, a letter was sent to roger goodell by the f.o.p. urging a change, saying not allowing them to be armed could leave fans in danger. there have been similar appeals to the league. georgia carry said repealing the stadium ban makes sense. >> i think it's a great idea.
it gives an unfold source of officers handling something like this. >> the nfl said it sees plenty of negatives saying paid security officers are fully trained in league procedures and are not allowed to drink alcohol during games. that, he says, reduces the risk of an accidental shooting, but for gun rights activists, the benefits of having more armed people in the stands outweighs the risks. >> when you do that, when there are more people armed, people are not going to go in to start things in those areas. >> the nfl also says it worries about what happens in the heat of the moment. the security teams tend to know each other and many wear official clothing during games, but an off duty officer who pumps a gun could be confused for an attacker. >> who you big is a typical nfl day security detail? >> the league says it employs on average 500 civilian personnel and 150 object duty armed
officers to each game. the nfl says that's enough. >> that an ice storm targeting the pacific northwest and that could mean a lot of problems for people today. how bad is it going to be? >> this is going to be round after round, so we've seen one storm starting to clear out with some snow associated to that, bringing snow this morning for somewhere like chicago. more of that will be in the morning hours, but through the course of the day, there's what that looks like. i have to fly here later today. we might be stuck at the airport together. through the rest of the week, this is going to be the system that we want. we've got rain and snow moving in. you can see the pinks, the corridor of ice so far this morning. we could have more of that especially into tonight, as well. in some cases going to a quarter inch in terms of causing problems. look at the seattle forecast, even getting the rain, it's day after day and round after round of storm system, but the pinks,
right on that border is right where we could see more of the ice. that coulding three quarters of an inch. that is when we see trees, power lines, weather services. you might want to crank up the heat so when the power goes out or if it does, your house is a little warmer when you don't have the power. the higher elevation snow could go to eight inches and wind gusts over 70 miles an hour. we have storm after storm the rest of the week, so it is going to be a rough one. >> airport authorities in chicago say they are on alert. the white house is pushing for cleaner energy. coal workers say that is an attack on their way of life. >> the grass lands of northeast wyoming are desolate, but few places are more important than the powder river basin. here, scenes of coal lay just below the as far as acknowledge tiny air provides the u.s. with
40% of all its coal supplies. the industry already dealing with foreig falling prices and n competition could mean less coal and fewer jobs. miners say stricter regulations are sort-sighted. >> i think the people trying to bring us down or naive. our president of our company said we can stand this for five more years, the way it's going, but after that, who knows. there will probably be a lot of people with no lights. >> in 2012, coal combustion made it for a quarter of u.s. greenhouse gas emissions in the u.s. >> we probably need to look at maybe getting a few more of these in. >> the so-called war on coal is deeply troubling for some. >> i think it would be very bad all the way around for
everybody, you know, whether car dealerships or restaurants, to, you know, down to every business in town. >> wyoming has until 2030 to meet emissions targets, but launched legal challenges that could take years to resolve. in this state, comb is an economic powerhouse that many will fight to protect. >> it isn't that people here don't want to embrace cleaner technology. many do, but simply feel excluded from a process that will have a deep impact on their lives. some estimate 11,000 jobs will be lost when the clean power plant is put into place. that could devastate the entire state. >> in cities like gillette, the outlook for many is gloomy. >> we have a presence of all of the industry. >> officials are investigating alternative uses for carbon and say the region is resilient. >> we're going to have to adjust to a new normal. i also think that we're going to be one of the parts of the
country that will be able to rebound from these type of regulatory pinches. >> some studies claim coal revenues could drop by more than half in the coming years, a fate that may only change if a republican becomes the next president. andy gallagher, al jazeera in the powder river basin, wyoming. >> on wall street this morning, yahoo stock is expect to open higher following reports that the company could sell off a major part of its business. the wall street journal said wall street's board is weighing whether to sell the countries internet properties. yahoo owns shares in alibaba, the world said largest on line retailer. that is reportedly also on the table. overnight, the stock soared 7%, that would be a big deal jewel that would be huge. >> saving the sharks. >> how cameras are helping to show where the sharks are most at risk from the environment. >> a baby gift that keeps on giving, the zuckerberg's birth announcement with a big bonus.
>> the illinois attorney journal is asking for a federal review of the chicago police department. the department's superintendent gary mccarthy was forced out tuesday. there have been days of protests in chicago over the shooting death of a black teenager by a white police officer who is now charged with his murder. joining me is civil rights attorney hamilton, former
prosecutor and attorney for the city of chicago. that position puts you in a special vantage point to assess this. do you think the resignation is sufficient or do you agree that the department of justice should put the department under the microscope. >> i do not agree that the simple firing of gary mccarthy is enough. it's a start. and i actually also agree that the federal government should be stepping in here, yes. >> has the public gotten and adequate explanation why it took more than a year to release that video of laquan mcdonald being shot 16 times and was there a coverup in your view? >> they have not gotten an adequate explanation at all. nobody has actually said here's what we've been doing for the last year and here's why it's taken a year to do anything. i think there has been a coverup. i think a lot of people here in
chicago are very disappointed in our leaders. i think this is a political scandal at the highest level of our government here in chicago, and while i applaud the mayor's move in removing gary mccartney who was part of the problem, i do think that allow you go the mayor to oversee this task force, two people of which on the task force are on the city payroll and answer to the mayor already are not enough. we need someone from the outside to come in. >> mary manual inherited the city's history. has he made the police more or less accountable? >> absolutely less. the biggest problem, one of the biggest problems is that, i mean, nobody in chicago should be surprised that we have police accountability issues under gary mccarthy, given his track record. he came from a police department in newark that had terrible police accountability issues, and police misconduct, so much
so, that the federal government had to step in there, as well, and even after knowing that, the mayor brought this man here to our city to oversee our police department and nobody should be surprised that this is where we are now. >> in fairness, by my understanding is the investigation started in newark in 2011 and that is when the chief was brought on, but before the investigation had been completed. let me ask you this. a federal jury found there was a code of silence among police officers in chicago back in 2012. you represented the city as senior counsel until 2006. did you know of a code of silence. >> i think that's a very common thing amongst police officers, who view themselves as fighting in the trenches together, and they cover for each other. i think it's somewhat of a natural human tendency, i believe, when you view yourself
as on the scene team and trying to protect each other in life threatens situations, but the problem here is that the leadership not only doesn't reward whistle blowers or people that try to do the right thing, but they actually contribute to this culture of lets cover for each other, even if i don't agree with what my fellow officers are doing, i'm going to turn the other way and say i don't remember. the leadership have the chicago police department does in the protect and support people that actually stand up and, you know, kind of report on officers who are doing things like jason van dyke. what the chicago police department does, scott hand-is the head of our independent police review authority. you look at the case of lorenzo davis, meeting investigator, former commander, who is trying to do the right thing on shootings finding them unjustified and what happens, he
was fired. he got fired for trying to actually do the right thing on police shootings. >> i understand he is actually one of your clients. now there is this new task force that mayor manual is talking about to improve trust. what do you expect from that group? >> well, i have hope, because i'm a hopeful person but two of the members of the task force are already on the office of professional standards, the predecessor in chicago, and who is the head of the police board now was the one that during when they first released the video on the case last week, the mayor was putting her fort to be interviewed and she was saying on the news during the press conference how the city did everything right here, so i don't know how that person's
going to -- >> we'll have to leave it there. thank you for being with us. >> stephanie, the world's food spliff getting sweeter. researchers in atlanta say there is more and moor sugar in food, here in the u.s., 74% of packaged foods and beverages included ad sweeteners and researchers want a sugar tax to discourage people from eating those sweets. some say global food companies are to blame. >> the sugar in very subtle. they use hundreds of different names for it and we're not aware of it. >> one of those places considering a tax and even a ban on sugar altogether, thailand. that country now ranks second in the southeast asia for obesity. >> researchers in florida baiting sharks, saying it's part of a conservation effort involving a patch work of cameras around the world. we have this report.
>> one by one, sea creatures on this reef in the pacific are unaware their every move is being recorded as they swirl around the camera baited with fish. they are part of a word wide effort to bait sharks. an ocean away off the florida keys, marine biologist mike is taking part in the first of its kind census. the pros is tedious. >> on any one day, we may only put five or 10 cameras in. >> video cameras sit below these cages. chunks of ground up fish are put inside each cage, then lowered 60-80 feet. >> now the waiting period starts. between the kind of bait that goes in the water and type of sharks, it could be a couple minutes or longer. >> after an hour and a half, the
cameraion are lifted back up. on this side, plenty of fish tried to get the bait, but not one shark came by. in the bahamas, researchers captured close ups of large predators. >> how can you tell you're not counting the same shark over and over. >> we kind of go through the frame and find out one frame, what's the most we see at any one time so you can't count the same shark twice. >> for the next three years, expeditions like this will take place all over the world, with cameras capturing activity at more than 400 reefs, generating 50,000 hours of tape. >> in general where you have lots of sharks, you have healthy reefs. what we want to know is why that is so we can prioritize areas we might want to protect sharks or where sharks are in trouble where you might want to rebuild
populations. >> that can be a challenge. 100 million sharks are captured every year for fins and meat and slower to reproduce than other fish. some can take more than a decade before having offspring. scientists hope the collected data leads to conservation efforts. >> there are a lot of people that rely on sharks for resources. it's about how do we work with coastal communities to make sure they are sustainable from the human and economic perspective and also environmental perspective. >> getting a clear picture now of life under water is critical to making that happen. al jazeera in the florida keys. >> mark zuckerberg is a dad and plans to give away most of his money to celebrate. the facebook founder and his wife will donate 99% of their facebook shares to charity over their life times. they are worth $45 billion. that is how they are celebrating the birth of their child.
>> warren buffet and bill gates doing the same. >> the u.k. considers airstrikes in syria, but is military action the fans? >> a changing of the guard in chicago. the police superintendent is out. why protestors say this is still not enough. del and i are back in two minutes with more of your world this morning. fight to save endagered species. >> the more we buy, the more these animals are going to become extinct. >> tecknows' team of experts show you how the miracles of science... >> this is what innovation looks like. >>...can affect and surprise us. >> i feel like we're making an impact. >> let's do it. >> techknow, where technology meets humanity.
top cop, but protestors want more. changing the climate using art to inspire action and improve urban life. >> welcome to your world this morning. i'm stephanie sy. >> i'm del walters. there is fierce debate inside the british parliament. british politicians are thinking about airstrikes against isil inside syria. >> the prime minister understands that public opinion is moving increasingly against what i believe to be an ill thought out russia to war. he wants to hold this vote before the opinion grows even further against it. >> we are going to dana lewis
live in london. good morning. it has been a tense few hours, as british prime minister david cameron has been using some very strong language and opposition has clearly been fierce. >> indeed. i think that, you know, dell used the correct term, fierce debate. nobody expected that. i think that's the surprise this morning. here's what happened. i mean, prime minister cameron was the first to speak this morning and he came out and made the case that the terrorists, as he calls them. he no longer calls them islamic state, because he said they are not islamic, they are not a state. he uses a doctoratory term, daish for them now. he said we've got to strike them in syria before they strike us here. the debate took a right hand turn and here is why. in a meeting with parliament last night, prime minister cameron suggested that anyone who would oppose this vote today would be a terrorist snyder.
that has grabbed all the headlines in britain today, angered the opposition. some of of the exchanges this morning, over and over again, the opposition demanded an apology from prime minister cameron. >> he must apologize for last night. do it now and let's have a proper debate. >> we're going to vote either way tonight. either vote is honorable, but i really do suggest that we get on with the debate that the country wants to hear about. >> that was a slight step down. i think from an apology. he certainly didn't come out and make an apology, but he said that anybody who voted against it, it would still be honorable. he had to take one step back, but they are still angry with him and the demands have continued for an apology for calling anybody that would oppose him a terrorist snyder. here's why easy so bold and that will tell you something about
how the debate will probably go today. we expect a vote 10:00 p.m. london time tonight. he is not apologizing because he has got a great voting cushion. he think he has 170 votes that he will easily get this by today. by 10:00 tonight, unless we see dramatic development today, see a vote in favor of britain taking airstrikes in syria and they could begin hours later after that vote is taken. >> that is about nine hours from now, dana. what is the appetite? clearly there's vigorous debate in parliament. what is the view of this potential expansion of british military involvement? >> it's a good question, because the numbers have been changing. in the wake of the paris attacks, certainly there's an overwhelming in any numbers of
the poles. >> britain may be bombing for years in the desert, what's the end game. there are 70,000 forces that are opposing the regime of assad and they will be the boots on the ground, not british troops, but the debate has gone on and on about what they will be able to accomplish in the long term. really what a british bombing campaign will be able to contribute and do on the ground in terms of degrading isil's capabilities, given the fact that the americans have been in there bombing, transbombing. again, he makes the case that britain has got to contribute and in the end will contain daish or the islamic state. >> dana lewis for us in london, thank you. >> secretary of state john kerry applauding the global response to the threat posed by isil. >> i was impressed by and in fact moved by the absolute broad
based understanding that daish represents not a threat just to syria or jordan or turkey, lebanon, but daish is now a proven reality and a threat throughout the world. >> the u.s. is sending more troops into iraq a help forces battling isil, ash carter saying they will be advisors, not combat forces. jami macintyre has the details from the pentagon. >> the u.s. has more than 3500 troops in iraq, including special operations commandos that have already carried out raised against isil targets in both iraq and syria, but back in october, after the u.s. forces assisted kurdish troops in freeing prisoners in northern iraq, secretary carter promised that there would be more raids and this sending in of additional troops is an effort to make good on that promise. >> we're at war. >> in more than three hours of testimony before the house armed services committee, defense
secretary ash carter faced skeptical questions. >> you've indicated that it's war, are we winning, mr. secretary. >> we will win. >> are we winning now? >> we are going to win. >> have we currently contained isil? >> we have not contained isil. >> both democrats and republicans seemed dissatisfied with the standard talking points that they are making progress, gaining momentum. >> if i'm climbing mount every vest, i can move up five feast and tell you i'm gaining progress and if i run 15 feet, gaining momentum. >> a standing force of u.s. command dose are to be based in erbil, iraq to conduct raids in iraq and syria, sometimes with
forces, sometimes unilaterally with the mission to rescue hostages and fight isil. >> we're good at surprise. we have the long reach that no one else has. it puts everybody on notice in syria that you don't know at night who's going to be coming in the window. >> carter argued recent ground gains in iraq and syria could create a snowball effect in helping to convince more local forces, such as these members of the syrian rebel alliance to join the fight. >> they do exist, but they're hard to find. we're going to try to make a snowball and get more. >> he pointed to recent strikes that destroyed fuel trucks at evidence the air campaign was picking up. a former a10 squadron commander was incredulous the trucks were among the targets hit when the bombing first started. >> the snowball effect, the snowball's been going in their
direction for the last 17 months. >> like the deployment of special operations troops to syria announced a month ago and which have yet to show up, the new troops going to iraq won't get there anytime soon. no deployment orders have been i should nor units identified to go. >> that is jami macintyre reporting from the pentagon opinion there's accepted up pressure on syrian president bashar al assad, calling on him to leave power calling r. altogether. former u.n. ambassador saying it's clear that russia has been working to keep assad in power. >> the number one priority for russian intervention is saving the regime. everything else follows from that. you can't understand their policy unless you accept that. the russians are very concerned about the al-nusra front and other groups threatening the heartland in and around the port
city. they've been hitting those targets up in what's known at idlib province hard. they've also been hitting some isis targets, not as heavily. i saw a report yesterday from the syrian observatory for human rights which pretty much calls them as they see them saying basically and equal number of oppositionist and isil people have been killed in the last months in the russian airstrikes. there was a large chunk of civilians, including women and children. >> many believe the rise of isil came about because of the power vacuum created in iraq. what happens if assad goes, will that create yet another power vacuum and is libya the next frontier for isil? >> i believe it would create a vacuum and that vacuum would not be filled by secular democratic forces. my belief is that despite the calls of secretary kerry and president for assad to go, the
fact is that they want him to go eventually. they don't want him to go today or tomorrow for precisely that reason we've seen time and again this the gee laddies, the most extreme factions often emerge on top and i fear that is what would happen if a asses regime were to disappear tomorrow. i am not advocating for him, just analyzing the situation. >> president obama saying that he expects russian president vladimir putin will realize that assad has no role in a post civil war syria. >> the jury is almost in place to the trial connected to the death of freddie gray in baltimore. opening statements are expected this afternoon in the trial of police officer william porter. john tar relate has the latest. >> barry williams has made remarkable progress in seating a jury for the trial of officer william porter, so much so that opening statementsles are
anticipated this afternoon, much sooner than anybody expected. >> as jury selection enters its third day, arcments and testimony are expected to begin this afternoon in the trial. porter's one of six baltimore police officers charged. he's accused of failing to put a seatbelt on gray after he was placed in the back of a a police van. prosecutors say porter ignored gray's requests for medical care. >> freddie gray's death sparked violent protests in baltimore, hundred was prospective jurors were interviewed, nearly allaged they'd heard about the case. >> they are responsible for what happened to him because it happened in their custody under extraordinarily suspicious circumstances. >> he doesn't step up to seatbelt him. is that a crime? does that rise to the level of such unreasonable conduct on the
part of an officer? not every wrong is a crime. >> if convicted, porter could face more than 25 years in prison. he and the other five officers have pleaded not guilty. family and friends hope this trial will hope to answer the question who is responsible for freddie gray's death. >> somebody need to pay for that, because six police, and then he goes in the hospital and dies, spine injury? no. >> barry williams said the trial will end no later than the 17th of december. >> john terrett reporting there. >> there is a massive weather system moving east this morning, dropping a lot of snow, the storm hitting sioux falls south dakota last night. it left almost a foot of snow in minnesota. >> that system is now hitting chicago. these are live pictures of what the morning commute looks like
there. traffic is still flowing. let's bring in nicole mitchell to find out what else is in store. >> the snowy city now. chicago says uh, it's winter. >> coming through chicago, this is a couple inches more this morning, but we do have chances through the course of the day. it's the midwest, it's winter, we can deal with it, but it still slows you down. on the front side, it's been heavy areas of rain. we have problems with that, too as we get out the door, including flood concerns right along the base of the appalachians. you might be seeing some of that into tennessee, we got heavier stuff, it was slow moving, so had more time to dump the rain. alleges with the mommy, you might have something else this white this morning. we have some areas of fog out there from georgia. the advisories go through the mid atlantic, but i've seen spots of fog through maine. washington, d.c., that might slow you down. the snowy side, so chicago is in
the core of it right now, although this is a lighter snow that morning and tapering off through the rest of the day. otherwise, the rest of the system, most of this pulls off through the day except the very northern edge still into tomorrow, in terrier close to canada, close to the great lakes, we could seeing that snow. the lingering frontal boundary, we could seymour of that. if you like the mild weather, that's del, we have a core of 50's and 60's along the east coast today, 30's and 40's behind that. that drops tomorrow. take it while you can, although you have to deal with rain because it. >> my sister and brother went to school in south bend. they say that is sweater weather there. >> congress is expected to vote oon a bill to boost transit
systems. the current bill expires on friday. >> more american troops heading to iraq. >> the iraqi's don't want the help. is military action the best option for defeating isil? >> stopping eradication before americans sign up. >> the new policies that some say of unfairly putting young muslim men in jail.
reports that coalition airstrikes have killed hundreds of civilians there. >> from september 1 to november 23, almost 4,000 people were killed in u.s. led airstrikes across the country, the observatory saying 250 were civilians, including dozens of children under the age of eight. the pent gun said only two northern combatants were killed. >> the u.s. doesn't release numbers on how many isil fighters its airstrikes kill. joining me is the managing director of killion foundation, a think tank. harris, thank you for being with us. your research focus is on extremism. antiwar act visits in london say upping bombing of isil is counter productive, leading to more recruitments. >> thank you for having me on. it's my pleasure to be on the program. to answer your question, i think that the people who are actually
saying that the actions that we take against groups such as isil will increase radicalization are actually really focused on the whole strategy put together, saying there will be battle fatigue. there is no evidence to suggest that recruiters will ramp up their activities. there may be more people manipulated and urged that take on the battle and struggle to say we actually need to do something. i think that airstrikes are an important, crucial part of
defeating isil. without them, we are seeing what's happened over the last year. they just. >> ok, it does sound like that is the dreaded sound we get when we lose our skype connection. we'll see if we can reestablish our connection. >> the f.b.i. uses stings to attract muslims. some say it is entrackment. >> you are doing yourself a favor by for giving them. >> the arrest at o'hare airport in october, 2014 rattle would the chicago area islamic community. he bought three airline tickets for himself and his two siblings. he wrote a three page letter to his parents, explaining that he
could no longer morally justify living in the u.s. i simply cannot sit here and let my brothers and sisters get killed with my own hard earned money. an attorney saying law enforcement attempts to predict predisposition is getting into dangerous territory. >> that gets very, very difficult when you're talking about young kids. that's part of the problem. i think that's part of the reason there's such a perception in the muslim community that these kids are being entrapped. >> in late october, he pleaded guilty to attempting to provide material support to a terrorist organization and faces 15 years in federal prison. with the rise of isil in the middle east, there has been a renewed effort to counter terrorist threats on american soil. >> i have homegrown violence extremist investigations in every single state.
>> there's been a notable increase in isil related arrests. >> one of them is 20-year-old john booker, jr., charged with attempting to carry out a suicide bombing at the u.s. army installation in fort rail lie, kansas. he had been on the f.b.i. radar for more than six months. despite documented history of mental illness, eight months later, federal investigators say an f.b.i. informant told booker he had a cousin who could get people overseas and asked booker what he wanted to do. booker answered anything, anything you think is good, i will follow you. the informant told booker if he was ready to fight, he would have to prove it. booker responded, i will kill any non-believer and follow any place. he was provided with what he thought was an explosive filled van that. the bomb was a fake. booker arrested and now faces life in prison. >> the f.b.i. agents and joint terrorism task force officers in minnesota and california
arrested six men. >> the investigation fits a pattern of cases. >> concern that social media is pulling in young people. >> often paraded by authorities that rely heavily on sting operations. >> vowing jihad and that he did constitute a threat to those of us in the united states. >> mike german spent 16 years with the f.b.i. special icing in undercover work and terrorism. he is critical of the tactics. >> half of the violent crime in this country goes unsolved. for the government to spend the kind of resources that are necessary for an undercover sting operation distracts from those real case. unfortunately, we see too many terrorists actually slip through the cracks. >> the f.b.i. does not grant our request for an interview with director james comey but in response to criticism last year, he wrote:
>> if you find somebody on the path to radicalization, what do you do about them? you encourage them to come to crime and catch them. why don't you have a program of rehabilitation for them rather than let them continue the radicalization path, pull them back. >> there is concern that those vulnerable to on line f.b.i. predators may choose the wrong path. >> i want to bring back our guest. harris, we left off the conversation by you saying you don't believe that isil will necessary be able to recruit more extremists as a result of furthering wish action in syria, but what about more dead civilians, more military action could mean more innocent people
killed. syrian observatory for human rights said 250 killed so far. it's really something we should avoid when we have airstrikes. we need to take into consideration that these numbers of disputed. the loss of one innocent life for me is a significant loss. we have to balance that against what isil are doing in the region. they're actually killing people and have been killing people in barbaric manners for almost over a year now. we look at the intervention that we had in iraq where they had the yazidis stuck up the mountain, had we not intervened, there could have been thousands of people that isil would have killed. there are always going to be some people that are susceptible to recruitment by charismatic recruiters and it doesn't really matter that arguments they use,
if they are going to go down this path, if the recruiters have them within their grip, if you like, that's something we need to challenge. i just heard in your report just now, one of the things that's missing in the u.s. is a deradicalization program. we've had one in the u.k. for a while now. it's called a channel program, there are other programs in europe, as well. what we should spend more time on is two things, one especially in the u.s., one is actually deradicallizing and rehabilitating people that have shown sympathy and report for kass mattic recruiters and theyedology. the second part is building up resilience so when the young people who may have these grievances, whatever they are, very few people, we look at the leader of the bombing group, he didn't join al-qaeda initially because of foreign policy grievances. he fell in love and his father wanted him to marry somebody else. he didn't have the resilience so
to push back. long term in the we. and u.k. and u.s., we have to have this dual strategy where in the middle east, we need airstrikes, there will have to be ground troops, no war has ever been won, no land taken back without ground troops. i'm not suggesting they should be ours, u.k. or u.s. i would prefer middle eastern ground troops, other countries in the region, iraqis, kurds, lets not forget are doing great work. lets factor the ideological harm have done in terms of in dockery nateing the indigenous people. >> thank you for your time and insights this morning. >> it is a very complicate story. >> indeed. >> we'll be right back p.m. p.m.
>> there is fierce debate going on right now. these are live images coming out of britain's parliament whether to launch airstrikes against isil inside syria. the u.k. already conducting those strikes in iraq. the prime minister david cameron is backing the new effort. the debate is expected to go on all day with voting tonight. >> with my porter is charged in the death of freddie gray. the judge spent two days questions hundreds of perspective jurors. a 12 person jury should be seated today. porter and five other officers have pleaded not guilty. >> the illinois attorney general asking for a federal review of the chicago police department amid growing anger over the shooting death of a black teen. the democratic superintendent gary mccarthy forced out on tuesday. there have been days of protest in chicago over that shooting.
>> police are asked to release the dash cam video for another fatal shooting. the family say it shows an officer shooting johnson in the back during a foot chase. this was last year, eight days before laquan mcdonald was shot. both the family and attorneys say the video will refute claims by police that the 25-year-old had a gun. >> number one, there's nothing in his hand in the video and number two, that gun was not in his hand unless the police glued it to his hand. >> it is very important for me toe clear my son's name, because he didn't have a gun in his hand, i've also seen the video. >> the city responded saying: >> guns being deep baited in nfl stadiums, police unions asking the league to let off duty officers bring in their own
firearm. >> it is a practice currently banned. john henry smith has the story. >> since 2013, the n.h.l. has banned anyone not specifically hired to work security at its games from carrying guns into its venues. n days following the paris attacks, the fop sent a letter to roger goodell by the f.o.p. urging a change, saying not allowing them to be armed could leave fans and players in danger. >> local police unions have made similar appeals to the league. the gun rights group georgia carry said appealing the ban makes sense. >> it's a great idea. it gives an untold source of law enforcement officers who have plenty of experience in handling outbreaks such as this if
something should happen. >> the n.h.l. says it sees plenty of negatives. the chief nfl security officer, a 24 year veteran of the pennsylvania state police says paid security officers are fully trained in league procedures, and are not allowed to drink alcohol during games. that, he says, reduces the risk of an accidental shooting. >> for green bay rights activists, the benefits of having more armed people in the stands outweighs the risks. >> when you do that, when there are more people armed, people are not going to go in to start things in those areas. >> the league said it employs on average, 500 civilian security personnel and 150 on duty armed officers for each game. the security teams tend to be familiar with each other, but the nfl said it worries that an off duty officer not registered on the official security detail list could be confused for an attacker, if they were to pull a gun. >> but there are some stadiums where off duty police officers can bring in guns.
>> two, exactly two. that is the case in texas where state law clears the way for off duty police to bring unlicensed guns into stadiums in houston and dallas. they lost in the minnesota court of appeals. >> there may be a big sale in yahoo's future. the companies board is meeting today. company leaders are considering selling off the internet business. the board will discuss spinning off its stake in alibaba. yahoo male and news trail google and facebook for most internet visited sites. >> puerto rico made a $355 million bond payment on tuesday, but there are questions over whether the government has the cash to pay off the rest. al jazeera's robert ray reports. >> there's no more chances.
there's no more tricks. >> the mayor said the cost will be catastrophic for the u.s. territory. >> this is a distress call from a ship of 3.5 million american citizens that have been lost at sea since 1996. it's your choice whether to answer or to disregard this call from the people of puerto rico. >> back in puerto rico, the beach is packed. tourists roam old san juan and government officials try to explain exactly how bad the situation is. >> you authorized the transfer of money today so that this island did not go into default. how much and to whom? >> around $354 million were transferred today to the trustee of the bond the northern
development bank. >> she is the president of puerto rico's development bank, a key negotiate herb with creditors, bond holders and investors buts congress must clear a path for restructure or bankruptcy protection. >> realistically, is anyone in congress listening to anything that you guys have to say and do they even care? >> you would be surprised. we are hopeful. we have cannot say this is definitely going to happen, but i think there is chance for it to happen. >> many streets in the capital city of looking run down as businesses close and people are living in extreme poverty. thousands also leaving the island for the u.s. mainland every month, looking for better opportunities, while basic necessities like electricity and water are at risk. >> we caught up with victor suarez, the island's secretary of state. >> how concerned are you right now?
it seems like you're playing russian roulette. >> very concerned. >> what do you do if congress doesn't act? >> we have our plan to restructure our debt. we will continue the negotiations with the creditors, but we need a legal framework to do it. >> back in washington, gone garcia padilla ended his day before congress with a plea. >> this is again a distress call and is serious. we are running, we just run out of cash. >> puerto rico owes $1 billion on new year's day, a daunting amount for a commonwealth looking for help from its dealtors and congress. robert ray, al jazeera, san juan, peter reek. >> the institute for brain science is designed to help scientists better understand the human brain. the building itself reflects the organization belief in open science. >> this his the allen institute,
a research organization dedicated to brain science and cell science, also an organization dedicated to sharing its information, data with the rest of the scientific world. this building itself, the cashing text really a design of this $200 million building is also all about sharing, sharing space and sharing ideas. you won't see a lot of long straight and narrow hall ways here. it's a circular, open design. it's meant to encourage communication between people outside have their immediate work space, the laboratories like the one i was just in. you'll find benches along the hallways where you can sit and talk and little conference rooms every once in a while where you can sit and has she out ideas with a colleague. it looks like that's exactly what's been going on here, we see someone using the wall to connect and work through ideas. it's a physical environment meant to encourage intellectual
exchange. >> it epitomizes our value, we are about team science, open designs. the building facilitates exchange. when you constantly run each other, it's better than crossing multiple buildings. >> you'll see that design concept carried through in a lot of different ways. the coffee room, here it is. this building is 270,000 square feet, 350 employees or so, six stories, but only one place you can get a come of coffee and this is it. if you drop by, you're likely to bump into a colleague and maybe have a conversation. the grand openings for the allen institute it set for this friday night. tonight, we'll find more about what they do here, how they do it and why. al jazeera, seattle. >> you can watch allen's report on the brain institute including the goals of its work tonight at 8:00 eastern time. >> a storm system is moving across the west court bringing
rain and possibly dangerous ice storm to the northwest. >> we've been focusing on the system that is moving through the east coast and the snow there, but look at one band already moving through the west coast and you can see pretty clearly there's one band, then a break, then another band. this is going to be the case for a lot of the rest of the week, just round after round of rain, snow and yes, even ice. you can see pinks picking up right near the washington oregon border. you've got freezing rain and some places estimating sleets up to an inch overnight, so there could be some ruer reports of power outages not just today, but tomorrow, too. some days heavy rain along the coastline. we haven't seen it yesterday. but we could see flood watches
and warnings pile up over the next days. we had the advisories up. blue and purposes, we could get the winter storm side of this, look for the snow a start adding up. this is multiple days of systems coming in. the ice area overnight tonight as much as a half, three quarters inch, that's enough to bring down the power loins. along the coast and higher elevations, high winds gusting over 70 miles per hour. through the next couple days, i mentioned round after round, so you get a little break. we already have another one right behind this. a lot of moisture doesn't make it past the rockies, so it's really that coastline, a little bit of this down into central california which needs the rain. if you're in seattle, don't expect to see the sun soon. >> this is something you should watch. this will make any member of the navy proud. these are the new helmets.
>> those are hand painted, each paying tribute to seven historic ships in the u.s. naval fleet. the quarterback's helmet shows an aircraft carrier. if you've never been on them, they are marvels of engineering. >> a lot of teams swap jerseys, soon they'll swap helmets. >> i don't think the army team wants to water them. >> a thick smog over beijing starts to lift, we look at the devastating impact pollution is having on wildlife. >> new evidence that our food has more sugar in it than ever before.
>> in beijing, winds have blown the most hassous pollution out of the skies and the government downgraded a smog alert. on monday, the residents were advised to stay home after dangerous levels of pollution were recorded. >> scientists say pollution and climate change are having a major impact on wild life, one of the factors that led to an increase in the number of endangered animals in our planet. there is as no documentary. >> scientists say by the end of the century, we could lose half the species on the planet, some say it's 30,000 a year. there's been five major extinctions, the last one killed the dinosaurs when a comet hit a planet. some people say that humanity is
now the comet. >> can man do anything to control it? >> absolutely. the biggest cause of the mass destruction is carbon right now, and this sounds a little bit strange, but the biggest solution we have is actually we reducing meat consumption. it causes more greenhouse gases than the entire transportation sect ear. if you want to reduce carbon, reduce your meat consumption. >> there are those who would push back. you enter the discussion of meat versus vegetarian. >> the reality is if you want nature, you can't have 7 billion people all meeting meat. 90% of the rain forest has been cut down in the rain forest to raise food for cows. the loss of bio diversity by this generation will go down as
probably one of the biggest disasters in humidity ever. studying deep time, looking at the history of the planet, in broad terms, it is said that when we look at the industrial revolution from the early, since the beginning of coal to 2100, world war ii will be a foot neat compared to our generation. this generation presiding over the biggest environmental disaster on the planet. >> you do groundbreaking documentaries and break ground to figure out how to get hem done. when did you do differently with this one. i'm fascinated with how you're selling it, productions on major landscapes, the empire state believe. i was out there looking. >> the producer said nobody is going to be around. the media won't show up, because
it's saturday night and nobody will show up. we had 939 million media views. we were the top story on facebook and twitter. it took four years to get that project done, but we stopped new york. taxi drivers were stopping with their fathers in the back just to look up. it was a beautiful event, because you saw, we have something called nature deficit disorder. kids don't know about nature. they're looking at golden lions that are 600 feet tall on one of the world's most iconic building, giving endangered species a voice. the idea to do something unusual to breakthrough the noise and clutter to pay attention to what i think is the biggest news story in the world, bar none. you cover wars and catastrophe be, but this his the biggest story on the planet, bar none. >> that was an amazing night. his new story is called
distinction and airs tonight on discovery. >> researchers are florida are baiting sharks for their own good, part of an effort that involves a patch work of cameras around the world. we have the story. >> one by one, sea creatures on this reef in the pacific of unaware their every move is being recorded as they swirl around the camera bathed with fish. it is part of a worldwide effort to bait sharks. an ocean away off the florida keys, marine biologist is taking part in the first of its kind census. the process is tedious. >> on any one day, we may only put five or 10 cameras in. >> video cameras sit below these cages. chunks of ground up fish are put inside each cage, then lowered 60-80 feet.
>> now the waiting period starts. between the kind of bait that goes in the water and type of sharks, it could be a couple minutes or longer. >> after an hour and a half, the cameras are lifted back up. on this side, plenty of fish tried to get the bait, but not one shark came by. in the bahamas, researchers captured close ups of the top predators. >> how can you tell you're not counting the same shark over and over? >> we kind of go through the frame and find out one frame, what's the most we see at any one time so you can't possibly count the same shark twice. >> for the next three years, expeditions like this will take place all over the world, with cameras capturing activity at more than 400 reefs, generating 50,000 hours of tape.
>> in general where you have lots of sharks, you have healthy reefs. what we want to know is why that is so we can prioritize areas we might want to protect sharks or where sharks are in trouble where you might want to rebuild populations. >> that can be a challenge. scientists estimate 100 million sharks are captured every year for fins and meat and slower to reproduce than other fish. some can take more than a decade before having offspring. scientists hope the collected data leads to conservation efforts. >> there are a lot of people that rely on sharks for resources. it's about how do we work with coastal communities to make sure they are sustainable from the human and economic perspective but also the environmental perspective. >> getting a clear picture now of life under water is critical to making that happen. al jazeera in the florida keys. >> using art to help the environment. >> we'll tell you about one woman's mission to save the planet from the city.
>> the word is reportedly getting sweeter. researchers ins atlanta saying there is more added sugar in all kinds of foods, the highest numbers in latin america and western europe. here in the u.s., the report says 74% of all packaged foods and beverages included ad sweeteners and researchers want a sugar tax to discourage people from eating those sugary foods. one of the places considering a tax or ban on sugar is thailand.
that ranks second in southeast asia for obesity. >> claims change may seem like an overwhelming problem, but you can do more for the planet. a woman is using technology to bring us all back to nature. >> what do i do in the face of so many environmental and political challenges? what do we do individually, what do we do collectively and institution ally. >> one artist engineer is meeting it head on, creating practical scalable works of art to redesign systems we all depend on, like foodstriction and transportation to make them climate friendly. >> what i can do is invitation to company produce the future. >> a project reincident grates trees into cities as office
landlords. >> it is owned and operated by the tree, the tree is the landlord. this idea that we can change the revenue structure, and the way that we value nature. >> the role people play in it, the idea behind farmacy encouraging edible flowers, by reintroducing parishable foods, she hopes to improve bio diversity without undermining family farms. filtering black carbon from the air we breathe to make through pencils. >> we put the lead back in to make a pencil which measures the amount. >> encourage zip lining as a viable form of urban transport.
>> once you've earned your wings, you can affix your wings and explore what fast emissionless, radically inexpensive mobility looks like, could look like. >> turning hula hooping into a mutually beneficial exercise for humans and the environment. >> we have fill them with new england wildfowler seeds. as you hula hoop, you are spreading perennial resources for all those valuable prodigious pollinators. pollinators. >> they can improve their local environmental health. >> patricia sobga, al jazeera, new york. >> make sure to tune in for our climate s.o.s., a special report
on climate change. that's saturday at 5:00 p.m. eastern and midnight and sunday at 9:00 a.m. eastern right here on al jazeera america. sometimes it is the little things that add up. >> it is. >> if you're looking for a gift for a special someone for the holidays, you might want to consider this. bidding is underway to stay at the christmas story house in cleared. the winner and three guests will spend christmas eve and christmas day at the home. wonder if the lamp is still there. it was used for exterior shots in the classic movie and the inside is remodeled to look like ralphie's house. the auction runs until tuesday. >> they should have that frozen pole, too. >> just don't stick your tongue on it. that's it for us here. >> coming up next from dew has he, the latest on the debate in the british parliament, looking at launching airstrikes on isil in syria. >> we are back tomorrow beginning at 7:00 a.m. eastern.
have a great day. >> when it comes to the risks of military action, the risks of inaction are far greater. >> britons prime minister makes his case for launching airstrikes in syria. >> hello, this is al jazeera live from doha. also ahead, nato states pledge to step up their fight against isil as the organization welcome as new member. >> in