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celebrations in poland. more than 200 nations keep the paris climate deal alive with the u.s. still on board. plus, another member of the trump administration out the door following multiple ethics investigations. also ahead this hour, facebook faces backlash in europe for its data breaches. we will have an expert with us to talk about the problem and what lies ahead for this major tech company. live, cnn world headquarter in atlanta. we want to welcome our viewers here in the united states and all around the world. i'm george howell. "newsroom" starts now.
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another day, another high level resignation at the white house. a day after president trump named a pick for his new chief of staff, he hopped on to twitter to announce the resignation of his interior secretary. ryan zinke has faced multiple ethics investigations and was reportedly under pressure to step down. the washington post reports he was given an ultimatum to either leave by the end of the year or to be fired. zinke joins a long list of top officials to leave the administration. you see the list of names and faces there, all people who have been shown the door. his exit comes as democrats are set to gain control of the house committee on natural resources in charge of oversight of the interior. cnn's boris sanchez picks it up from here. >> reporter: we can tell you the white house was closely watching ryan zinke's departure. he's been accused of misusing
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agency resources to advance his own personal finances. there are more than 15 different inquiries opened by the inspector general. questions about his lavish spending on travel, whether his wife was using government vehicles, his involvement in a casino deal in connecticut and one that's being investigated by the department of justice. this land deal that he struck in his home state of montana with the head of halliburton. zinke has denied all of the allegations against him n. a tweet he justifies his departure by saying he didn't want to spend thousands of dollars to clear his name. the minority leader in the senate, chuck schumer wrote on twitter, quote, ryan zinke was one of the most toxic members of the cabinet in the way he treated our environment, publish precious lands and the way he treated the government like it was his personal honey pot.
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the swamp will be less foul without him. friday night president trump greeted many at his brpresidentl ball. they wanted to put distance between them. boris sanchez, cnn at the white house. >> boris, thank you. it is important to point out obamacare is still the law of the land despite a federal judge striking it down as unconstitutional. on friday the deadline to sign up for the aca, the affordable care act, has now expired except for a handful of states where the deadline is january 31st. president trump welcomed the judge's controversial decision. listen. >> i believe we're going to get really good health care. exciting things happened over the last 24 hours. if everybody is smart because we
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have a lot of democrats here tonight, i'm very happy about that. people don't realize i have a lot of friends who are democrats. and we have democrats here, and if the republicans and the democrats get together, we are going to end up with incredible health care, which is the way it should have been from day one. and it's going to happen. >> the current president there. and we also heard from the former president, barack obama, who is quick to reassure americans that their health care was not going away because of this ruling. mr. obama posted a lengthy response on social media that you see right there telling those who depend on obamacare that the judge's decision, quote, changes nothing for now. let's talk more about this with inderge parmar. always a pleasure. >> thank you. >> let's start with obamacare. this law struck down by a federal judge. that law has been struck in the
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kneecaps plenty. politically does this -- this new law put the law into peril with democrats in a stronger position to campaign or republicans, are they energized here with, you know, happy to see this law now teetering on the brink of oblivion? >> i think this particular decision and the entire politics of the health care act is really deeply symbolic for president trump and for the gop more broadly. they've seen it as the kind of symbol of obama and what obama stood for. they weaved a rhetoric that obama, the liberal obama, african-american has kind of brought america to its knees, sold america and liberalism has basically brought america down. they've sought to chip away, destroyed that. they've appealed to that
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symbolic level. this has given a lot of people coverage. i think the president and the gop is not trusted by americans. in a way, it's having an opposite effect. it's galvanizing americans against trump. americans don't trust the gop or president trump with their health care. i think this is going to boomerang against the president in the longer run. >> you know at the polls statistics show that most americans support health care in the united states. it does seem there is a difference though between republicans energy and democrats, who see it as a privilege and others who see it as a human right. the question is do you see a path forward with a new house of representatives and this president on this very delicate issue? this is a key issue, a delicate issue and it's a partisan issue
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in a deep way as well. everybody, a lot of those who have voted with president trump who have been enjoying the fact that you can have health insurance or pre-existing medical conditions, that protection, that security has affected millions and millions of people. when president trump tried to divert attention, militarizing the whole issue of the asylum seekers at the border, americans rejected that. the house basically threw that out and i think what president trump is really doing now is trying to win back that initiative. i think it would probably be something democrats would want to approach with caution trying to work with him. they're better off defending the positions than to work with president trump because he is now, if you like the label on him, it's he is not reliable on health care and i suspect that is going to play very heavily in the politics of 2020.
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>> i want to shift now to talk about the revolving door at the white house. the washington post reported that the u.s. interior secretary was given an ultimatum to leave by the end of the year or be fired. here's the thing. zinke wanted to stay on through his christmas party where he invited lobbyists, conservative activists and even pose before a photo of a polar bear wearing a santa hat. what do you think of the white house pushing him out? >> well, they have to push him out just like they had to push out a lot of other people. you showed a graphic earlier on. the fact is that this trump white house is a deep spiraling crisis there. isn't a single dimension or aspect of this administration which is not under investigation where its associates and appointees haven't resigned or been dismised, they haven't misused their office.
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it starts with president trump. he believes he owns the government. it's a personalist, authoritarian attitude towards government. you don't serve the government, you don't serve the public, you serve yourself. you milk it for everything you can get. that starts from the top. that is a very deeply corrupt attitude towards what is supposed to be the most advanced democracy in the world and i think people are beginning to see that more and more whampt it leads to in the end is very difficult to say, but we saw in the house elections in november that republican voters were affluent, college educated are running away from president trump's administration because he's achieved big parts of the agenda they wanted, tax cuts, corporate deregulation and so on and i think now they believe he's bringing the whole country into disrepute and the democrats have shifted a little bit further to the conservative right. i suspect they'll think we can go down that road, do this sort
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of thing without the corruption which is at the core of this particular discussion. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. speaking of the u.s. president, before he won the presidential election, donald trump promised to rip up the paris climate agreement and soon after he became president he took aim on making good on that promise as you'll remember in this sound bite. >> the united states will withdraw from the paris climate accord but begin negotiations to re-enter either the paris accord or a really entirely new transaction on terms that are fair to the united states, its businesses, its workers, its people so we're getting out but we will start to negotiate and we will see if we can make a
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deal that's fair. >> but in poland at an all-important climate conference, that deal is alive and well. the u.s. still on board. delegates from nearly 200 countries okayed the rules to put the paris climate accord into action prompting celebrations as you'll see. those countries, including the u.s., cannot actually leave the agreement untiling 2020. let's go live to poland to that conference. cnn's nic payton walsh has been watching this live. tell us what came out of these agreements. >> reporter: well, it is certainly a piece of good news frankly for the planet because there was a moment during these last two weeks before negotiations where it was possible people were fearing we wouldn't see this.
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some degree of relief, frankly, that we saw that this rule will come through late last evening, 9:00 or so. they've managed finally to agree and it was referred to as an historic moment by the climate change summit president. a lot of cheering. it was basically the world saying we need to do something about climate change. they hadn't worked out the mechanism, technicalities how you would measure emissions, emissions reductions and how transparent people would be about how they were doing. this got through. this was a sense, as i say, of relief. certainly many activists saying they've done just enough to keep the climate change agreement from paris on the road. there are two pretty substantial problems. the first, the united states was
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strange bed fellows of russia, saudi arabia denying a lot of the climate science here. that put a bad tone over the remaining days of the negotiations. instead of welcoming that report, welcoming the timely completion of that report essentially saying we're glad it was done on time without endorsing what it says. they got around that hurdle. the second one was a last-minute problem from brazil, the lungs of the earth, the amazon rain forest wanted to see the accounting of carbon trading, the complex game of which emissions are traded among different nations. they wanted that advantageously in their favor. that has been kicked down the road until next year. yes, a cloud certainly in terms of this summit having denial of the science being thrown around during it but certainly a silver lining people are focusing on. they have a rule book and that's
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moving forward. >> this is the very same agreement the u.s. president promised to pull out of, that can't happen until 2020. given the fact there were u.s. representatives who signed on to these rules, are some seeing this as an opening that attitudes are shifting about this agreement? >> reporter: in the long term, yes, they've given their lives to the science of climate change. it's a fact it's happening. i think many say their presence here or inside those negotiating rooms was not acting as a spoiler. they were trying to throw a wrench in the works, so to speak, and i think that may be because they would have said, listen, we're leaving at the end of 2020. donald trump gets his way so the rules don't really affect us but that would have been difficult for them to get that done on a higher level the u.s. has been a
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side show here. they held a fossil fuel event. that had people's jaws drop. there was a protest from a younger generation. they were shouted down by those voices. the rest of the world accepts that's a thing. the maldives who may be under water soon said you can't deny it. the rule book is in place and maybe a couple of years from now this will be seen as a strange aberration in the progress of science here. george? >> the facts are the facts. the stats are the stats. stats, as you say, this thing is happening. nic payton walsh live in poland. thank you. now to the death of a migrant girl in the united states. it is sparking a great deal of controversy and outrage. ahead we will take you to the texas border where protestors
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took to the streets demanding changes in immigration policy. >> also this. the scene in paris, france. yellow vest protesters aren't giving up though fewer numbers than we've seen before. what they want in their fifth week of demonstrations as "newsroom" pushes ahead. while deep cleaning carpets, the added soft brush roll picks up large particles, gives floors a polished look, and fearlessly devours piles. duo clean technology, corded and cord-free. and fearlessly devours piles. this is my paris, follow me. ♪ mon paris. the feminine fragrance. yves saint laurent sometimes bipolar i disorder can make you feel like you have no limits. but mania, such as unusual changes in your mood, activity or energy levels, can leave you on...
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the scene on a bridge in santa fe -- the santa fe bridge in the state of texas on saturday. protestors coming together demanding an end to the trump administration's immigration policies. they are outraged, of course, following the death of a 7-year-old guatemalan girl after being taken into u.s. custody. a guatemalan consul says a father has no complaints about her treatment but her family are still calling for a thorough and objective investigation. they clarified in a statement that she was not suffering from lack of food or lack of water when she was taken into custody by u.s. authorities and and had not been crossing the desert for days. the statement reading in part, quote, she and her father came to the united states seeking something that thousands have been seeking for years, an escape from the dangerous situation in their home country. cnn's ed lavandera was in texas following the developments and
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has this report for you. >> reporter: we're learning new details from the father of the young guatemalan girl who died while in border patrol custody shortly after crossing into the united states a little more than a week ago. according to a statement from the father's attorneys, the father is grateful for the efforts of first responders, including those border patrol agents and medical personnel who treated his daughter. we've also spoken with the consul, the guatemalan consul who has spent some time here in el paso speaking extensively with the father. he tells me that the father told him that he has, quote, no complaints about the way border patrol agents treated him and his daughter shortly after they were picked up or they turned themselves in to border patrol agents on the night of december 6th and he says that he believes that those border patrol agents after his daughter had fallen
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ill and had taken them some 95 miles away. they did everything they could to save his daughter's life. so this is the first details that we've heard from this young girl's father. the family says they are devastated. he is being housed in a shelter here that helps migrants and migrant refugees here in the city of el paso. the director of that shelter spoke a little bit about his condition that the father is in and hows' dealing with this ordeal. >> he's very grateful with what he saw, the response and the attempts that were made to save his daughter's life. at the hospital his daughter arrested a couple of times and they were able to revive her. >> reporter: the family of the young girl, jacqlyn, says they're rather frustrated by the speculation of exactly how the young girl died. the father in the statement also
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confirms that -- it confirms the time line put out by the department of homeland security the first signs that this young girl was in some sort of distress. while in the middle of that bus ride some 95 miles away. any speculation on what the exact cause of death should not be discussed. an official cause of death has not been ruled on by the medical examiner here in el paso and they're urging everybody not to speculate as to what might have caused the death of this young girl. ed lavandera, cnn, el paso, texas. >> ed, thank you. on tuesday a delegation of u.s. lawmakers plan to tour the border patrol station where jacqlyn was taken. in paris, protestors took to the streets for the fifth straight weekend. though the numbers weren't as strong as we've seen before,
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half a dozen people turned into violent skirmishes. >> reporter: another day of pandemonium in the heart of paris. it was thought this saturday's protests might be smaller after president emmanuel macron's latest concessions among raising the minimum wage and after the strassberg terrorist attacks. yet several thousand yellow vest protesters braved the bitter cold to return. zach, 66 years old, is protesting for the first time in his life. macron, he says, has not given us a crumb of what we demand. we can't live this way. those demands include swiss
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style referendums, lower taxes and dignity. we want to please ourselves, not just to survive. the demonstrations began largely peacefully. by afternoon the boulevard was thick with tear gas and chance for the president to resign. some tearing up the cobble stones for the battle not eager for attention. 8,000 members of the security forces were deployed in paris saturday far outnumbering the demonstrators. gilles, protestor, tells the riot police he should switch sides and don yellow vests. >> today they're here, but we have to ask where is this going, he says? will they hold? for how long? we can see they're tired. they shoot for nothing. maybe for nothing but shoot gas
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they did. there are is act five, the fifth week of protests. it doesn't appear that the numbers are smaller that the protests are in any sense coming to an end. act 6 could very well be really. >> thank you for the report. live around the united states and the world, you're watching "cnn newsroom." still ahead, facebook could be in trouble thanks to a massive security breach that is bedevilling the company and it's costing billions of users. plus, china is already accused of launching a campaign against muslims and now there could be signs of christians. "newsroom" pushes ahead. up and down, never side to side, shaquem, you got it? come on stay focused. hard work baby, it gonna pay off.
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welcome back to our viewers here in the united states and all around the world. you are watching "cnn newsroom" live from atlanta. i'm george howell with the headlines we're following for you this hour. delegates from nearly 200 nations including the united states have reached a deal to put the paris climate accord into action. they agreed on rules to encourage countries to abandon dirty sources of energy like coal, oil, natural gas and to monitor each other's progress. interior secretary ryan zinke is leaving the white house. zinke has faced multiple ethics investigations. he says he can't justify spending thousands of dollars defending himself against what he calls false allegations. the u.s. president tweeted a replacement will be announced
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next week. the family of this guatemalan girl wants an objective and thorough investigation into her death while in custody. her father says he is grateful for the first responders who tried to save her life. the family adds that she was not suffering from lack of food or water and had not been crossing the desert for days. it's been more than five weeks since the deadliest wildfire to take place in the state of california. evacuation orders have been lifted to allow people to return to what's left of their homes. search crews have concluded scouring the area but the cause of the fire is still under investigation. social media giant facebook has often been accused of putting its corporate profits ahead of its users' privacy and in 2018 it was a banner year for data breaches there. most recently photos belonging to millions of facebook users
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were breached. the irish data protection commission overseas facebooks compliance with european law and is supposed to be notified of any problems within 72 hours. facebook waited two months to inform the agency of this massive security breach in september, the largest in facebook's history. now here's a look back at facebook's very difficult year on this very serious situation. the most recent revelation comes on the heels of two major embarrassments that took place in december -- in september, rather. 29 million users had their personal data stolen, including names, e-mails, phone numbers, birth dates. before that 50 million accounts were exposed to hackers in a glitch in one of facebook's features. back in march, private data of hundreds of items being misused.
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joining me is a professor at emory university. thank you for your time. this is a serious situation where you have the photos that people uploaded but thought weren't going to be shared. they were apparently through a bug available to third party developers. it raises that question again of privacy issues and trust. >> yeah. i think facebook has got a lot of work to do in kind of managing the complexity of this ecosystem with all of these third party app developers. it's one thing to put your trust into facebook but then to have to extend the trust to the third party developers is something users have to understand. with the photos uploaded and not posted, it brings to light the fact that users need to understand how the data that
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they're sharing is used with facebook and not only facebook but across the other platforms. >> here's the thing. the simple fact that facebook is storing, right, these photos that were up loaded, that comes as a surprise. they'll have the photos available if they chose to post them but there's a tradeoff between user experience and privacy and data protections for their consumers. >> so, again, we find facebook thrust into the spotlight. questions of using people's private data, making sure that, you know, officials were notified in a timely manner. where does this put the company as far as finding a path forward with all of these investigations? >> well, i think, you know, they're on the hot seat yet again. there's been multiple breaches and issues over the last few months and they need to go forward with the strong hand, security, data privacy.
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this is one of the leading technology companies in the world. they clearly have the resources and calebility to do a good job in this. it's been lackluster performance and to be frank, pop-ups in new york city really aren't the solution here. we talk about these companies like facebook that are on the hot seat for data breaches, issues around trust, but you also have u.s. lawmakers who seem out of touch on some of these very important tech issues that are center stage as we saw with the ceo of google when asked about the iphone. let's take a look and listen at this. >> how does that show up on a 7-year-old's iphone who's playing a kids' game? >> congressman, iphone is made by a different company and so, you know, i mean -- >> it might have been an android, it was a hand-me-down of some kind. >> he said iphone.
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i mean, he said iphone. >> yeah. >> what do you make of that snrchlts. >> well, you know, as a professor who teaches this type of stuff, this is kind of hard to watch, to see our lawmakers not understand how this works. there will be a lag and this will get more severe. there's a duty, i think, that legislators and regulators have in order to understand how the companies work and users at large. >> and the question is, will they keep up with the curve here? >> i think they're going to have a difficult time. i think history has shown that's the case and things are just evolving more and more quickly. and, you know, i think legislators need to invest time and money into having experts
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of state power. let's bring in cnn's will ripley following the story in hong kong. will, what more can you tell us about this case? >> reporter: we know that he's a high profile pastor, former legal scholar along with his wife were part of a group of 100 christians detained early last week in main land china. this was a very controversial figure for the chinese government, for the communist party because he led the early rain covenant church. it's an unregistered church. the way it works in china, if you want to practice religion, you have to register with the government. there's actually a national religion bureau, and the purpose of that bureau is to monitor religious activity and make sure that essentially those religious groups are supporting the communist party in china.
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this gentleman is not registered. some of his actions the government would find highly inflammatory. you can see him holding up a sign in chinese saying pray for the people june 4th. he has tackled it in his religious service. that is likely what's made him a target. really unclear what is going to happen moving forward here, but we do know gnat pathat in the p people have been sent to re-education centers where they're basically being accused of being brainwashed by the government trying to get them back in line, back into the communist party support category and out of this category that chinese views as trying to subvert the government. >> will, now to the broader issue, the larger question of religious crackdown in china. what are we seeing from that? >> reporter: there is a lot of concern that there is this growing wave, systematic human
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rights abuse when it comes to religion, and it's not just christians being targeted, although this is the story we've been talking about today. think of the hundreds of thousands of muslim leaders who essentially -- of course buddhists in at this bet as well. these are religious groups that activists say are being persecuted for their religion. china says this is the attempt to combat violent extremism. they're turning parts of the country where the religious groups operated and the orwelian state. there are countries of concern when it comes to religious freedom. this case is certainly going to sound a lot of alarm bells for people who are trying to advocate for christians and other religious minorities. in plan tis many say that's not
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happening. >> live in hong kong. thank you. some scientists say that people that are cutting down on the amount of meat they eat to prevent climate change isn't going over very well. >> it doesn't get that cold down here. in years past we go months and months of freezing temperatures. >> warmer down here already before you picked sizes. >> a look at the impacts on global warming. can make you feel like you have no limits. but mania, such as unusual changes in your mood, activity or energy levels, can leave you on... ...shaky ground. help take control by asking your healthcare provider about vraylar. vraylar treats acute mania of bipolar i disorder.
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a jump over the table. scenes in poland asdell will he gates from nearly 200 countries okayed the rules to put the paris climate accord into action of course prompting a great deal of celebration. those countries, which include the united states, cannot actually leave the agreement until 2020. along with reporting from the cop 24 climate conference, cnn has been exploring the
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consequences of actions that contribute to climate change. our nic payton walsh traveled to texas, the nation's beef capitol, to look at the cause of greenhouse gases. >> reporter: what do you eat? what does it cost you? the planet, your children's future. how does it affect our struggle to limit global warming to just 1.5 degrees celsius? texas is the beef capital of america. the world met with a luxury, now it's at the core of life here. it's the tribal symbol. meet beano the mascot. excess is the point. >> beef and climate change, how are they related? >> don't be asking me that. >> not today because this is delicious. >> reporter: beef and dairy
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agriculture are a key and often overlooked cause of the greenhouse gases human kind must rapidly curtail if we want to live like we do now. this amphitheater of teenage dreams glows now, but it's for a generation who may see these excess excesses, everything being here and cheap end in their lifetime. >> reporter: think of this, half a pound of beach emits as much as driving 55 of these cars for one mile. if man kind were on this planet, it would have this much time in the game left to fix it. we drive out into the sunrises in the beef country. 12 million cattle. beef on the planet emerges. you have to make drastic changes by 2030 to keep global warming
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to 1.5 degrees. if we don't, beef and dairy will cause a tenth of a percent of greenhouse gas. either way, we must act. america's hunger has hit on natural edge radically compressing the cattle's space to rome and time to fatten. the first thing that hits you is just smell. there's just so many so tightly packed together. there are 19,000 here on this feed lot fed the corn that gives their flesh the fatty taste we're used to and there are nearly 1.5 billion cattle on this earth, one for every five people. the united states and world will likely this year eat a record amount of beef. we're going the wrong way, but it is the bottom line of lively hoods that understandably matter
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more here. when i said global warming, you said they say. do you believe in it or do you think this is all just -- >> i don't believe in it. >> reporter: why not? >> i just don't. >> reporter: why? >> i just -- it's hard for me to believe that global warming has something to do with the rainfall. >> reporter: what would it take to change your mind about that? >> there would have to be a drastic change in our weather because i don't feel our drastic change -- yes, we go through some droughts. that's just a normal period. we go through drouts, here the last couple of years we hadn't had much winter. it doesn't get that cold down here. in years past we used to go months and months of freezing weather even down here in east texas but -- >> reporter: you're saying you're seeing it get warmer but you want it to get really bad before you'll take notice? >> right. yes. >> reporter: wherever you roam here the land is inured to beef.
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nearly 100 million of acres of corn are planted, grown, fertilized, processed, transported around america, the biggest producer in the world. feedle cattle corn means clearing carbon forests. the more potent nitrous obvious iet and methane. animal agriculture takes up the planet as much as the united states, china, australia combined or put it this way, the land mass of africa. >> you've got the ribs, pork loin. i have ribs. i've got brisket. i have sausage. >> reporter: so how do we change or can we? there is hope and it is both disstabtd and tiny. and it's a culture to meet.
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i haven't ever met any. this is developing fast. >> in 2013 this would be $20,000. now it's 25 cents. >> tastes like meat. >> reporter: most of the post is getting funding by food giants and the co-founder of google. he's hoping this will become the mainstream. the process is natural to a point giving a single stem cell taken from a cow, all the nutrients it needs to divide again and again. no instruction as with a living cow to stop. 10 billion cells are formed and woven with these fatty cells for flavor into one burger or even a steak one day. >> are you vegan yourself? >> i'm not. i should be, but i'm not. >> reporter: you like meat? >> yes, i do. >> you really need to do something about this to avert
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all of the environmental effect of meat production, which is going to increase. in 2050 we will need 70% more meat on this planet than we currently have. >> reporter: but it can't come soon enough, an however naturally we make if we all went there tomorrow we would kooch them by 25%. we will need that and more to keep existing. nic payton walsh, cnn, texas. >> a spokesperson for the u.s. meat industry said they've made changes and are reducing u.s. greenhouse gas emissions. beef farming emitted less gas than other countries and a
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reduction in meat consumption would impact human health. it's a one of a kind discovery in egypt. the tomb of a high priest untouched for 4400 years. archaeologists got the skull much tires and endescriptions marking. tomb. the head of egypt's antiquities council said more is expected. with the holiday season in full swing, nbc's sketch show "saturday night live" ended with a sketch about the president never being in office. >> cohen, shouldn't you be in jail after you flipped on me? >> what, i would never flip on you since you're my best friend. since it's christmas, i just want to say you taught me
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