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>> thank you for watching. your next local update is at 7:26 am. and cbs this morning is coming up next. good morning to our viewers in the wef. it's tuesday, october 9th, 2018. welcome to "cbs this morning." hurricane michael is barreling towards the florida panhandle. 2 million people are in the path of this potentially catastrophic storm. we're in panama city beach where people are preparing for landfall. >> thousands gathered last night to honor the 20 people killed in the new york state limo crash. official records show a string of safety problems for the limo company involved in that wreck. plus, there's a nationwide shortage of epi pens and some schools are telling children to stay home if they don't have one. a mom tells us about her desperate search for the life-saving device. >> a climber who conquered a legendary rock wall with no ropes returns with a note to
self. alex remembers the life journey. >> we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> hurricane michael's forecast to be the most destructive storm to hit the florida panhandle in deca decades. >> the gulf coast braces for hurricane michael. it's already hit cuba with pounding wind and rain. >> it looks like it's coming directly at us. >> all you can do is prepare. >> at least four people are missing in west texas after a recreational vehicle was swept away by floodwater. >> the limo that crashed and killed 20 people in upstate new york was never supposed to be on the road. >> the driver of the limo did not have the appropriate license. >> newly confirmed justice brett kavanaugh taking the bench. >> i want to apologize for the terrible pain and suffering you have been forced to endure. >> a rapper's appearance in los angeles ended in chaos. with reports of multiple people
injured. >> all that -- >> president donald trump dissed taylor swift over her political endorsement. >> i like taylor's music about 25% less now, okay. >> all that matters. >> ripped down the right-field line, home run. he's the first player ever to do that in the postseason. >> history for brock holt, single-triple-double homer. >> on "cbs this morning." >> wide open. and missed. what a way to do it. >> the all time passing record with the 62-yard touchdown gem. >> there's only one word that comes to mind. greatness. right there. right now. that moment. soak it in. well earned.
>> drew brees earned that moment yesterday, right? >> one of the nicest guys. he really is. remember when we were there for the super bowl. really, really nice. >> family man. proving he's one of the greats. great night for them. welcome to "cbs this morning." we're on another storm watch. this time for evacuations is running out for the nearly 2 million people directly in the path of hurricane michael as it takes aim at florida's panhandle. the deadly storm is about 24 hours away fro making landfall it could be the first major hurricane to hit the area since 1995. more than 130,000 people are under mandatory evacuation orders. florida's governor who declared a state of emergency in 35 counties called the hurricane "monstrous." it's already killed 13 people in central america. chief weathercaster lonnie quinn of our new york station wcbs shows us who's in michael's path. we're talking about landf p of
florida through the big bend. it's a category 2. it has 100-mile-per-hour winds. we believe it's going to strengthen to category 3. making landfall somewhere around panama city. now, in order for this to continue to strengthen, it has to continue to overwhelm all the dry air which is this red shaded color just on the western side of the storm. if any of this dry air gets infused inside, that rotation of the storm is not going to make it to a cat it st3 status. i want you to consider this. michael right now is forecast to be a category 2 or 3 at landfall. we think probably category 3. but florence, my goodness, florence was forecast to be a category 4 at landfall. it was a category 1evasng sto wm as is always the case will be on the right-hand side of wherever landfall is. we're talking the potential there for up to 12 feet of storm surge. so this is devastating in an
area that is so prone to storm surge because it is concave, it's a big c-shape, just catches all that water. 9 to 12 inches of fresh rain, fresh water rain, and then you're looking at 6 to 9 inches as you push into portions of georgia. >> thank you, lonnie. that surge the hurricane could bring coastal storm surges of up to is it feet12 feet along the panhandle. 1,200 national guardsmen have been mobilized to help. omar villafranca is in panama city beach, where the city is just emptying out. omar, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the beaches here are almost bare. crews are started packing up some of the beach gear. they're going to get ready to store that. we're dealing with a double red flag warning which means no one is allowed in the water. that's probably a good thing. as you see, the water's starting to get rough as the storm moves closer. now, yesterday, people spent the day basically boarding up their homes and businesses in franklin
county is about 90 miles east of here. in tallahassee, people stocked up on supplies like water and filled sandbags at one of eight locations set up across the area. gas station had lines of cars waiting to fill up. and some places even ran out of fuel. florida governor rick scott declared a state of emergency in 35 counties and asked president trump for assistance. over in neighboring alabama, the governor declared a state of emergency. from the air, you can see the long line of cars on route 98 heading west out of panama city beach yesterday. schools across the gulf coast are closed. many will be closed for rest of the week. now, this particular area, we're expecting about 6 to 9 feet of storm surge. but to give you an idea of michael's strength, they're expecting about 2 to 4 feet of storm surge in tampa, in the tampa area, and that's about 200 miles away. >> all right, omar, thank you
very much. at least four people are missing after flash floods swept through an rv park in west texas. emergency crews are searching for the men right now. their rv was washed away yesterday. about 140 miles west of austin. flooding prompted the rescue of 19 people by boat and helicopter. video shows a man being hoisted to safety. one woman survived being swept 18 miles downstream by clinging to debris. the area's had up to 12 inches of rain since sunday. new york's governor says the limousine that crashed and killed 20 people should have been parked for good. investigators say the limo's driver, scott lisinicchia, who died in the crash, did not have a proper license. also prestige limousines, the company who owns the limo, has been cited for 22 violations in the last 24 months. demarco morgan is at the crash scene in schoharie, about 25 miles west of albany, with new information from investigators.
demarco, good morning. >> reporter: bianna, good morning, you were out here with us so you know exactly how close i am to the crash site, but we've been pushed back further because of the investigation. police are telling us the limo involved in that crash failed an inspection some time last month. the ntsb says the ford excursion that was carrying 18 people was a traditional suv that was stretched. the board is now examining when and how the vehicle was converted and what caused this tragedy. >> the driver of the limo did not have the appropriate license to operate that vehicle. >> reporter: investigators said monday the limousine carrying a group of young people headed for a birthday celebration never should have been on the road. what about the vehicle? was it outdated? was it properly fit? >> that company and that vehicle have been under scrutiny of d.o.t. in the past. >> reporter: prestige limousine owned the vehicle. according to federal records, in september, three prestige vehicles failed inspections and were cited for multiple violations including no or defective emergency exits and
malfunctioning brakes. >> those safety issues had been addressed and corrected. >> reporter: attorney lee kindlon represents prestige limousine. >> not all infractions are minor. a lot of these were minor and fixed. >> reporter: if they were minor and fixed, how did we get to where we are today with 20 people dead including the driver? >> well, i don't think that these infractions were what led to the tragedy. >> reporter: police say prestigious' 2001 ford excursion limo was traveling southwest when it drove through an intersection. there are no signs the limo tried to brake as it barreled into the parking lot outside a country store. there, it struck and killed two pedestrians and slammed into an unoccupied highlander before going into the woods. >> the owner of the company had no business putting a failed vehicle on the road. >> reporter: prestige limo is
owned by local resident shahed hussa hussain. he pleaded guilty in 2003 and became an fbi informant. a photo taken from surveillance videotape shows him in 2004 as an informant holding an inert rocket launcher during a sting operation. kindlon says his client is out of the country. >> we had a phone conversation earlier this afternoon. >> what did he say? >> he wanted me to, again, do whatever i could to express to the families and the victims his sorrow. >> reporter: the fbi isn't commenting on whether hussain was an informant. authorities seized four vehicles from prestige including that limo and police are also saying the victims who were inside the limousine, they actually rented a bus from a different company but the bus broke down. they hired prestige at the very
last minute. norah. >> oh, that detail, oh, my goodness, demarco, thank you. we now know the names of most of the 20 people who died. 8 of the passengers were part of the same family. the others were all very good friends. a vigil was held for all the victims last night and yesterday in new york. that's about 15 miles north of the crash site. tony dokoupil is there. tony, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. thousands of people packed this park last night to remember the victims. at least seven of which were from this town and all of which were from the surrounding area. they came to sign the banner behind me. one of the notes on that banner from rich and axle steenburg's mother who wrote there will forever be a hole in my heart. that's just one example of how this community is grieving. ♪ amazing grace >> reporter: candlelight illuminated a sea of slolemn
faces during this vigil as the tight-knit community mourned the 20 people killed in saturday's limousine crash. >> so much pain in a very small spot of the world. >> reporter: 17 of them gathered for amy steenburg's 30th birthday and were headed to a brewery in cooperstown. in a vehicle were steenburg, her husband of four months, her three sisters, two of their husbands and her brother-in-law. also in the group, newly weds aaron and shake mac gowan along with savannah bursese and her boyfriend matthew coons. >> everybody's so close in this area. >> reporter: curt smith grew up with many of the victims including coons. he said they were like brothers. how long do you think it's going to take this community to be back to something like normal? >> to be honest, i don't know if -- i think it will just be a new normal. i don't think you ever come back from a tragedy like this. >> reporter: amanda hause died
with her boyfriend patrick cu cushing. >> she held our family together. >> reporter: marty dyson was one of steenburg's three sisters killed in the crash. close friend julia robbins says losing them is testing her faith. >> how can god take away so many people at the same time? and leave kids without parents? >> reporter: adding to the emotion here last night, the knowledge that at least six children lost one or both of their parents in the crash. there will be another vigil at the apple barrel country store where the accident happened. that will be for families, victims and also first responders. >> so much pain in one spot in the world, thank you, tony. >> the more you keep hearing about the story, the more details you hear, the worse it gets. we were saying yesterday they've done the right thing, hiring a truck, hiring a limo because they wanted to have a good time and celebrate a birthday and it ends up like that. heart breaking. >> go fund me pages are already
started for some of those young children. you're right, so many people to go into the limousine, the first thing you look for is not a seat belt if they want to have fun with their friends. >> exactly right. >> the supreme court's first arguments with brett kavanaugh on the bench are getting under way right now. the newest justice promised to be impartial at last night's ceremonial swearing-in at the white house. this follow's kavanaugh's all-out confirmation battle. jan crawford is outside the supreme court where his nomination is still a center of protest. jan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. justice kavanaugh is going to hear arguments this morning into relatively technical criminal law cases and what is shaping up so far to be a pretty quiet term. unlike of course the confirmation process which was a political firestorm. >> the senate confirmation process was contentious and emotional. that process is over. my focus now is to be the best justice i can be. >> reporter: addressing the public and the eight justices he
will soon join, justice brett kavanaugh promised to treat everyone with fairness. >> i was not appointed to serve one party or one interest. but to serve one nation. >> reporter: it was a sharp contrast to last month's hearing when he turned his focus to democrats while rejecting accusations of sexual assault. >> this whole two-week effort has been a calculated and orchestrated political hit. >> reporter: before watching his second supreme court justice being sworn in, president trump claimed the confirmation process proved kavanaugh was innocent of the allegations. but a last-minute fbi inquiry approved by the white house and republicans open the sena s on judiciary committee did not conclude his innocence or guilt. >> on behalf of the nation, i want to apologize to brett and the entire kavanaugh family for the terrible pain and suffering you have been forced to endure. >> reporter: majority leader mitch mcconnell also in the
audience said earlier in the day that kavanaugh's confirmation united the republican base ahead of the midterm elections. >> what this has done for us is provide the kind of adrenaline shot that we had not been able to figure out how to achieve in any other way. >> reporter: now justice kavanaugh is also making good on a pledge. he made back before the beginning of all of this. all four of his law clerks he's hired this year are women. that is a first for the supreme court. listen to this, there are four other women who are clerking for other justices this term. they had all clerked for justice kavanaugh on the federal appeals court. >> he's making history already. jan, quiet term isn't going to stay quiet long. it's now got a conservative lean. when do we think we'll see the impact of kavanaugh on this court? >> well, i mean it may be a while. as you know, justice kennedy was a conservative but he tended to side with liberals on some of those social issue cases. those are the ones we don't normally get until the end of june when the court's wrapping
up the term. so this is a quiet term so far. but it may pick up. we still may not hear until june. a new justice can make a new court. so some of these justices could even rethink their alliances. >> all right, jan, reporting live from the supreme court, thank you. he said last night his daughters were getting the day off from school so they could be there for the first day. >> it's been hard on them. >> it's been hard on everybody. thank you again, jan. china admits it detained a top international police official after he mysteriously vanished during a trip home. beijing says he's being held for suspected bribery. his detention is now shining a harsh light on china's sweeping authoritarian crackdown on alleged disloyalty. ben tracy is following the story from beijing. >> reporter: this was a bold and brazen move by the chinese government. and it could have significant consequences. some are now questioning whether or not chinese officials should
be allowed to lead international organizations if the chinese government can simply make them vanish. meng hongwei was named president of interpol in 2016 and was living in france. he came back for a visit last month and that's when he went missing. his wife says before he disappeared she received this text message showing a knife to warn her he was in danger. the chinese government now admits he detained meng and are accusing him of taking bribes and other crimes. interpol says it was not informed that meng was under investigation. the chinese only admitted having him in custody after interpol demanded an explanation. chinese president xi jinping has led a high-profile crackdown on corruption in the communist party. in the past six years, 1.5 million party officials have been punished. but this is also widely viewed as a way for xi to take down political rivals and those he finds disloyal. now, here in china, the court's answer to the communist party,
so meng's detention is basically the same thing as a conviction and he could even face the death penalty. bianna. >> such an incredible mystery. ben tracy in beijing, thank you. well, a new u.n. report predicts catastrophic damage from global warming over the next 20 years. ahead, why we may be running out of time and what can still be done good tuesday morning. onshore flow is making a comeback. cooler temperatures especially for the bay and on the coast. upper 60s in san francisco looking at 80 for redwood city, vallejo. much cooler for wednesday and 30 we will warm back up to and out the workweek into the weekend.
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coming up, three things to know including how google didn't disclosed a data bre home l good morning. flames erupted at the san jose home. powerlines the back of the home are also knocked down. four people made it out safely. the cause is under investigation. this morning, san francisco is testing the water in the sunset district. one resident found high levels of pesticide. nk communities hit the hardest by the wildfires will hold a ceremony to mark one year since the tragedy. we will have news up -- updates
good morning it is 7:27 am. it is a slow ride heading into hayward. we are tracking an accident along southbound 880. so, drive times are in the red, a 43 minute ride. it is a motorcycle accident blocking at least one lane. your ride continues to be slow across the san mateo bridge trying to get over across the city. let's check in with mary. good tuesday morning. a gorgeous view of the tower camera, a classic san francisco shot, patchy fog out there and then, dutiful -- beautiful background. we are warming up and led once again. and, much cooler wednesday and especially thursday.
♪ that would be the dead fish? >> yes. >> that ball's ripped down the right field line. that is a fair ball home run and the cycle for brock holt. he hits for a cycle in a postseason game. >> that hit was a record-setting night in major league baseball. the red sox brock holt became the first player to hit for a cycle in a postseason game. he singled, trd, doubled. then hit a two-run homer. his backup catcher austin to complete the cycle.
the sox decimated the yankees to take the lead in their american lead division series. >> when i saw the score, i thought somebody -- >> a typo. >> to hit for the cycle, i mean, that -- to him, the ball must have looked like the size of a watermelon. to be able to hit that many, to hit that well in a single game, that's amazing. >> good for him but i'm still at what happened to the yankees. >> so many new yorkers are asking that question this morning. >> the cycle a good thing for him. welcome back to "cbs this morning." here are three things you should know this morning. today, president trump is expected to announce new fuel guidelines to allow for the sale of gas with higher levels of ethanol year round. now, the move is expected to boost business to the agricultural industry in farm states like iowa. the epa currently bans high ethanol blends during the summer due to concerns over smog. >> google is fearing backlash after not reporting a privacy
leak. the tech giant says the security on its google plus was discovered and fixed in march. yesterday it announced plans to close that platform. google says there's no evidence that personal information was misused. and new research published in the journal pediatrics suggests hand sanitizer may be more effective than soap and water in preventing sickness in children. the study looked at young kids in day care. the kids who wash thread haed t with soap and water had a 21% higher risk of contracting respiratory infections than those who just used hand sanitizer. some sanitizers have been linked to the creation of super bugs and the cdc still recommends soap and water for visibly dirty hands. the u.s. is calling for a transparent investigation of the disappearance of a saudi jour l journalist who had been critical of saudi arabia's crown prince. president trump expressed
concern about missing "washington post" contributor jamal khashaggi. he vanished last week in turkey. we're learning new details about turkey's investigation. holly williams is outside the saudi consulate in istanbul where khashaggi was last seen. holly, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. saudi arabian journalist jamal khashaggi entered the consulate to get a document he needed to marry his fiance. his friends say they haven't heard from him since. the turk irforeign minister said today they allowed turkish investigators inside the consulate building. khashaggi's supporters protested outside the saudi consulate today, demanding to know his whereabouts. this image is said to be taken from a cctv camera showing khashaggi entering the consulate on tuesday. turkish officials, speaking
anonymously, have told journalists they believe khashaggi was murdered inside the saudi consulate but they've so far provided no evidence and saudi arabia's ambassador to the u.s. has called the claim absolutely false and baseless. in an interview with "the washington post," jamal khashag khashaggi's fiance said he was worried something might happen if he entered the saudi consulate. fears for his safety had already seen khashaggi go into self-imposed exile in the u.s. last year. >> what worried me the most is -- >> reporter: he was an outspoken cr mohammad bin salman. >> he felt he needed to leave saudi arabia where he was specifically ordered to >> reporter: saudi arabia's crown prince has launched a series of social reforms in the ultraconservative islamic
kingdom. including finally allowing women to drive. in an interview with norah o'donnell for "60 minutes," he criticized hard-line interpretations of islam. are women equal to men? >> translator: absolutely, we are all human beings and there's no difference. >> reporter: but at the same time, the saudi authorities have cracked down on all forms of dissent. locking u ci ining up critics a campaigners. the united nations human rights offices said today if reports of khashaggi's death is true, it is, quote, truly shocking, norah. >> holly williams in turkey, thank you. we have breaking news from the white house where sources confirmed to cbs news that united nations ambassador nikki haley is resigning. the ambassador refused to comment to reporters at the white hous fice. the president tweeted, quote, big announcement is coming.
we expect to get video of that meeting and we will bring it to you when we get it here at cbs news. at this point, we do not know why haley is leaving her job as ambassador. the former governor of south carolina is one of the highest-profile senior officials in the trump administration. and so the mystery continues about why she's resigning and if she'll stick around this administration for an even bigger job. >> it certainly was a well-kept secret. there was no indication, nothing leaked about, that this was coming out. so certainly more to come. >> some schools are not letting children with severe allergies go to class without an epipen but it's become really hard to find one. ahead, meet a 5-year-old who's waited more than a month to start kindergarten while his mom searches for an epipen. you're watching "cbs this morning." hest ingredients.
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right now the u.s. has a shortage of lifesaving epipens used to treat severe allergic reactions. many parents are scrambling because some schools won't let kids with allergies into the classrooms if they don't have one. this affects as many as two students in every classroom in this country. john blackstone spoke to a mother in washington state whose son was unable to start school because they couldn't find him an epipen. >> reporter: aidan should be in kindergarten with his friends, but the 5-year-old has been since home since the school year started. aidan has severe allergies. sabo spanaway elementary, 35 miles south of seattle, won't let him go to school without an epipen. >> there's nothing else than made me feel worse than my son telling me, why am i different than other kids? >> reporter: aidan's mom says she tried for a year to get the
medication. first her insurance refused to cover the $700 charge. then because of the shortage, she couldn't even get it. >> i called my pharmacy. they were just -- like, no, we don't -- we're not going to have any. >> reporter: you didn't know about the shortage. >> no. >> reporter: she says the school didn't notify her that they needed the pen until aidan was pulled out. >> i was like, how long can you keep my son out of school? until he gets an epipen. >> reporter: he called multiple pharmacies until we aired a story. then she received a phone call from mylan. >> she found out where there was one available. i was so happy, blessed, and thankful that someone took the time to hear our voice. someone took the time to help my son. >> reporter: in a statement to cbs news, the bethel school district said in part, "our school nurses have been working with families throughout the epipen shortage to get students
into school as quickly as possible." but morris thinks the district should do more to help kids stay in school. >> you're discriminating these children because they don't have a product available. >> we are in a national crisis with the shortage -- >> reporter: dr. doreen kiss is a pediatrician -- >> when the decision is do we go to school and take a risk of having an exposure versus being home for a few months, it's a difficult situation. >> reporter: the shortage is caused by manufacturing changes in response to fda violations. it's so severe that in august, the fda extended the expiration date for some epipens by four months. in a statement, mylan said, we've been working tirelessly to make sure patients and caregivers are aware of our customer relations number as we have been highly successful in locating product. >> i made an effort for my son,
and there's someone out to to help you. you've got to speak up. >> this really is a big problem. not only in that school district. most schools in this country are not nut free. if you don't have an epipen for your child, you know, teachers could very well say i can't have them in my class. my daughter has a nut allergy. i have to constantly send her to school with epipens. yeah. >> i'm trying to figure out why there is a shortage in the first place. does anybody understand that? >> the ceo of mylan, i spoke to her months ago, she said this is going to become an issue. they get the epinephrine from pfizer. there's a holdup in producing the epinephrine. there's a backlog in the chain. i think it's worth us following up on the story. >> yeah. >> the expiration date is like a year. you know, you have to get them every year or so. what parent wants to risk that? >> and they're pricey. >> very pricey, they are. one alarming new u.n. report finds climate change is dramatically accelerating. ahead, why scientists say it's still not too late and how they say we can prevent devastating floods and food shortages. plus, a look at this
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♪ good morning to our viewers in the west. it's tuesday, october th, 2018. welcome back to "cbs this morning." ahead, hundreds of thousands of people are packing up and leaving the florida panhandle ahead of hurricane michael. we've got the forecast for the big storm that's set to strike tomorrow. plus, alaska searches for the biggest brown bear it can find. park rangers say that is good. first here is today's eye opener at 8. >> time for evacuations is running out for the nearly 2 million people directly in the path of hurricane michael. >> it will take place pretty rapidly. cat 2. wednesday most likely would be a cat 3.
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>> i like it when grown men can act like kids when they win a game. that's good. i'm gayle king along with norah o'donnell, bianna golodryga and john dickerson. preparing for hurricane michael. at least eight counties are under mandatory evac orders this morning. >> michael is strengthening and could be the most powerful hurricane to hit the area in two decades, packing top sustained winds of 110 miles an hour. it is forecast to bring life-threatening storm surge capping 12 feet. lonnie quinn is here with new information that's just come in from the national hurricane center. good morning. >> good morning. this information is all of two to three minutes old. a rapidly intensifying storm, totally different than what it was hours ago. one more-mile-per-hour, you're up to a cat 3, a major
hurricane. 365 miles to the south of apalachicola, florida. it continues to move to the north and the northeast but it's the intensification that continues. we're up to a cat 3 here later today, by tomorrow when it makes landfall. not only is it a strong cat 3 but pushing cat 4 status, 125-mile-per-hour winds as it pushes onshore. what are the effects of a system like this? wherever that eye goes onshore, anywhere left of that -- let's say it makes landfall at panama city. this pink line from panama city to just north of tampa, florida, would get huge storm surge out of this. 10 to 12 feet being pushed onshore and tornadoes sparked up on the right-hand side of the storm as well. this is a serious, serious situation, john. >> thank you, lonnie. serious, indeed. >> now this, president trump's u.n. ambassador nikki haley will resign at the end of the year.
the president announced the move in the oval office a short time ago. >> haley, former governor of south carolina, has served in the trump administration since it began. the president says she has done, quote, an incredible job and hopes she can return some day. major garret is at the white house. major, not many people saw this one coming. >> reporter: not at all. the president told reporters a couple of moments ago that about six month ago his u.n. ambassador nikki haley informed him by the end of the year she would leave her post. that's certainly something she kept to herself and the white house kept on a close hold as well. the choreography designed and looked like an amicable departure for the u.n. ambassador. interestingly she has been more aggressive than the president on the topic of russia, saying a couple of weeks after the president's helsinki summit with putin, we don't trust russia, we don't trust putin, we never will. nikki haley also told reporters
she will nor any political office after leaving this post and will campaign for president trump, whom she says she expects to run for re-election in 2020. those of us who remember the 2016 campaign remember nikki haley as an early supporter of marco rubio. after trump won the nomination she became an advocate of the trump policies and served, as the president said, admirably as his u.n. ambassador. >> major, thank you. scientists say climate change is getting worse and there could be serious consequences for our planet in the next 20 years. the new report from the u.n. predicts that at the current warming rate, millions more will die from extreme heat by the year 2040. there will also be substantial loss of coral reef and rise in sea levels that could wipe out small island nations like the bahamas and maldives. 90 scientists from 40 countries wrote the 728-page report. somini sengupta is the reporter
for "the new york times" and joins us now. good morning. >> good morning. >> by 2040, the devastatingesques we'll already see, within our own lifetimes and obviously our children's. how do scientists come to this conclusion? >> a child born today will just be graduating from college in 2040. my own daughter will be in her early 30s in 2040. they came to this conclusion by looking at piles and piles of scientific studies and they concluded that we are warming up the planet by human activity, by everything that we do, so fast that we're reaching the cliff edge a little faster, quite a bit faster. >> so most of these wounds are self-inflicted by us? what are we doing? >> what warms up the planet, according to scientific consensus, is greenhouse gas emissions. how do they get into the atmosphere? cars and trucks, planes, from
agriculture even produces greenhouse gas emissions and the consequences are really quite dire. once the planet heats up to a certain level, you have much higher chances of heat waves that can be potentially very fatal, wildfi theikes which we have seen this year. coastal flooding because of sea rise. lots of people, millions ands.o the world, remember, we've got lots of capital cities and airports along the coastlines. those are in danger and huge economic losses. >> geopolitical effects that happen when you have droughts and food shortages. you start to have all kinds of conflicts as a result of these effects. >> you raise a very good point. food shortages and water shortages can lead to civil unrest and pave the way for much bigger conflicts, absolutely. >> i spoke with president obama about this in 2015, he said no challenge poses a greater threat
to future generations than climate change and what he specifically talked about, too, sort of what you were talking about, john, the rise of ocean levels, five, six, seven feet. have you bread baskets, essentially, places that feed our country, wiped out. then that can lead to conflict and terrorism. he tied it to future terrorism in this world. >> i think a lot of people have known for a long time what the risks are. as one scientist put it to me, long before this report came out she said this is no longer a wake-up call. we should all be awake. we should all be awoke by now on this. long time, policymakers, scientists, politicians have known exactly the main things that need to be done, right? so they are hard. they're not easy. it means moving the global economy really quickly, really profoundly. that means weaning off things using coal. you and i don't use coal. the world as a whole relies on
coal. it is the single largest source of electricity. it means switching from coal to renewable energy like solar and wind. it means figuring out how to get from place a to place b without putting oil in our cars. there are engineering solutions, lots of smart scientists trying to figure out how to suck that carbon out of the atmosphere and forests, how to preserve our forests, which act as a huge carbon. >> the big challenge is how to implement those solutions. >> that's right. it's an issue of political will. can we do it rather than do we know how to? >> bigger appreciation for forests because they're very important to saving the world really. people don't make that connection. thank you very much, somini. >> thank you. >> good to have you here. you can find more information on how to help the environment on our website, cbsthismorning.com. >> a number of smart speakers in the world could rise to more than 7 billion in just three
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♪ ♪ this is ground control t ♪ more than 40 million americans own a smart speaker according to a report from npr. the firm predicts more than 7.5 billion digital assistants could be in use worldwide by 2021. that's the number of people currently living on planet earth.judith shulevitz explores in us?" what effect have they already
had on us? >> they become our friends, not just our assistants. most people use them just to ask for the weather or get the yankee score. >> play me a song. >> or play me a song, exactly, or time my egg. but they're getting more sophisticated. they're developing more personality. and people are already starting to respond to them as if they were kind of quasi people. >> that's what's so interesting. you describe these alexa and others as emotionally savvy, that could wield power over us and even more over our children. >> yes. >> how should parents be concerned? >> first, let me explain there's a whole new technology called emotional artificial intelligence going into these devices to give them the ability to read your voice and understand what kind of mood cy. t and with tt timacy comes >>so, they will become our friends but we're a little older. they will become our children's friends and will be real presences in our lives.
children know they're not real but they put them in this weird category of half alive, half not alive. >> but they're communicating with them. amazon and google have personality teams. >> yes, they do. >> what does that mean? >> they wouldn't tell me how many people are on each team but they have a lot of people working on giving the voices just the right personality. one google employee told me about how when he was recording the first actress who gave the google assistant her first voice, it was -- she was from colorado, which doesn't have a lot of accent. it has a rather plain accent. she had -- she was a children of professors. she had won kids' jeopardy and she was a kayaker. >> also left-handed. >> exactly. >> judith, look at it from the people end. there's a question, a, whether these devices will replace people but there's a human needg to themselves in their houses before these things existed, or
so i'm told. what do we need psychologically that this is filling in for us? >> we're lonely. i got interested in writing this piece because i found myself -- i work at home. i'm a writer. aand i would say to my device, i'm kind of lonely. i wouldn't say that to my husband because he would take it the wrong way. then i would be shocked, what did i just do? >> what was the response when you would say i'm lonely? >> a canned response that says there are resources available for people who are depressed. please call this number. because companies are worried. they don't want to have liabilities. sometimes, though, it will say things like my google assistant, which has a charming male voice, i think of him as a kind of actor/waiter. he'll say i'm so sorry i wish i could give you a hug, but right now let me play you music. >> the number of times that alexa has been proposed to as well? >> a million. >> s'll be perfo wudevitz, thanks
the fine people you meet in heaven is out with a sequel. mitch albom joins us. and find out bears packing on the most pounds before hibernation. you're watching "cbs this morning." aves crashing) excedrin sees your relentless, pounding headache even if no one else can. it's why we focus only on headaches. nothing works faster. we see your pain and what's possible without it. excedrin extra strength. take us downtown, waze. what's possible without it. waze integration- seamlessly connecting the world inside with the world outside. making life a little easier.
♪ and filling in the seat that has been empty for a little bit, we are happy to welcome back our meghan mccain. >> meghan mccain made an emotional return to "the view" yesterday, her first appearance since her father, senator john mccain, died in august. she reflected on her father's legacy. >> the ideal that my father spouted throughout his career are the ideals of america and i think there was a lot of talk
about what died with him. and i'm here to tell you, it didn't. it is alive and well. >> mccain thanked each of her co-hosts for their support. after meeting her father i told meghan one thing i think he was most proud of, after being tough on putin, was his daughter. >> she was just as proud, too, b bianna, was how tough he made her. >> and she is tough on putin. >> good to have her back. >> another maverick. still around. in our series "note to self" we'll hear from the only person to sign el here and wouldn't even be that scared coming up on "cbs this morning." your local news is next. but first, your local news is next.
just recovered this is a kpix5 morning update. >> 8:25. i'm ken -- i'm kenny choi. discovered this patrol car in hayward. chp says that police recovered the car after a pursuit from san jose. a dog is dead and four people are displaced after a fire tore through this home in east san jose. it broke out just before 11:30 last night on mt. mckinley court. the cause of the fire now under investigation. early voting begins today and prop c on the ballot. prop c on would tax the biggest -- c would tax the biggest businesses in san francisco so raise money for homeless programs. news updates throughout the day on your favorite platforms including our website, kpix.com, weather and traffic after this.
good morning. time now is 8:27. we continue to track a slow ride for drivers making their way along southbound 880. this is in san lorenzo and you can see traffic is in the red in that southbound direction on the right side of your screen, over an hour commute jut at&t just to -- commute just to get down to 237. crossing the san mateo bridge, 30 minutes to get into foster city from hayward. the mcarthur maze jammed. 41 minutes into san francisco and you can expect delays to continue for drivers heading on all of our bay area majors. we are in the red, highway 37, 50 minute ride from 80 to 101 out of antioch over to 680, 36 minutes and heading to the
south bay, over an hour ride. 78 minutes hillyard so san antonio. the marine layer, onshore flow so much cooler with the conditions along the coast and for the bay. you will definitely notice that today. now as we head inland, we are going to see temperatures warming up so low to mid-80s for you once again, so as we go through tomorrow, all of us will be much cooler thanks to stronger onshore flow and cool still on thursday. we are warming up as we end out the workweek and into the weekend with plenty of sunshine for saturday and for sunday. have a great day. using artificial
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alaska. the contestants don't even know they're competing. a brown bear in alaska's national park will soon be named the winner of fat bear week. that's right. fat bear week. fans are voting in an online contest for the bear that's done the best job packing on the pounds before hibernation. cbs sunday's lee cowan with the skin oh nature's battle for the heavy weight crown. this is the honey badger -- >> reporter: in a world where a honey badger once got it seems natural that the brown bears of alaska finally get their own fat competition. >> a fat bear is a healthy bear. and it's something to celebrate. >> reporter: andrew lavalle is a park ranger at a remote place even by alaska's standards. chances are you will never visit here. bear cams can bring the bears to you. and one thing impossible to ignore is how they pack on the pounds before hibernation. most start the season looking
like this. but end it somewhere in the middle of all those furry rolls. >> they have to eat a year's worth of food in six months. >> reporter: the long winter's nap doesn't include grubhub deliveries. this is life or death. a battle with nervous eating that the national parks service thought could be educational and fun. banked on likes to the facebook page. that's how fat bear week was born four years ago. complete with a march madness-style bracket. this year, two-term raining champion otis looked to be of the heavy favorite. but last friday, he lost out to roly poly beadnose. that prompted a fan to write otis is getting robbed because beadnose looks cozily rotund in a sitting position. is there no justice? >> otis is taking his loss -- >> otis has not responded to my calls. we'll let you know. >> reporter: chunk, seen here in the spring, powered through some 30 salmon a day.
gaining four pounds a day to get to a sleeping weight of about half a ton. but that wasn't enough to outfish the bear known as 747. he's flying into the championship match-up against beadnose. 747 is aptly named, one post read, just look at that wide body. >> we see these bears day in, day out. and's kind of old news for us some days. to see people from around the world have an affinity for these wild creatures is pretty amazing. >> reporter: the final vote comes tonight. tuesday as it were. the paparazzi are out of luck. the victor will likely be somewhere far away sleeping it off, blissfully unaware of their newfound fat fame. for "cbs this morning," lee cowan, los angeles. >> lee cowan, i like a contest where you win for gaining weight. >> yeah. no weight watchers up there in
alaska. >> no weight watchers there. >> tonight's the night we'll find out. >> tonight. we can tell you tomorrow. the bestselling book "the five people you'll meet in heaven" has touched readers' lives for 15 years now. tells the story of eddie, an announcement parker worker, who dies after saving a girl from an accident. the world he lived in. it sold more than 14 million copies in 38 territories and has been published in 35 languages. people like that book. author mitch albom's new book is called "the next person you might meet in heaven." a sequel. it follows annie as an adult and introduces us to the five people she meets in revenue. one of them, of course, is -- in heaven. one of them, of course, is eddie. and mitch albom is here to discuss the book. great to see you. we like it when you come here. >> hi. >> you said for the last 15 years wherever you went people said, what happened to the little girl. it took you 15 years tell us. why did it take so long? >> well, when you're imagining heaven it takes a little bit of
time. actually, the story goes back to the whole idea of the five people you meet in heaven. that lives intersect. everybody's connected. and so i had to sort of figure out how annie was connected and what was going to happen when she after being saved ends up dying and goes to heaven. 15 years later. >> it's a story about mistakes and loss. you say mistakes aren't always mistakes, and loss isn't always loss when you look at it. >> absolutely right. the first book, eddie thought his life was a mistake because he was stuck working at an amusement park. taking care of rides. turns out when he goes to heaven, that he had killed a child in war that he didn't know about, so he ended up working as an amusement park worker to take care of children. we never understand those kind of things. annie is saved by this accident. she doesn't even remember it in the book and keep thinking her life is a mistake. she's remembering she made a mistake that somebody died as a result of. she ends up becoming a nurse because her life was saved. and she ends up saving other people's lives. so the book is sort of for people who -- as maury from
"tuesdays with maury" said, you need to forgive yourself when you reach the end of your life. forgive yourself because we're hard on ourselves for the mistakes we think we're making. they're not all muistakes in th end. >> we had a family discussion. you said, if you knew you were about to die, how would you spend your final hours. if you had one year left, how would you spend it? and thinking about death while morbid can also change the direction of your life. >> that's right. it makes every day precious. i think that that's what morie did and that's what the idea is behind all of this. you know, we -- we spend a lot of time thinking about the losses that we have in our lives and certainly my books have dealt with that kind of thing. there's a moment when annie has a pipecleaner animal that's significant in her life. i won't say who does this. at one point, the pipe cleaner is dismantled. and someone said, look, this is the heart that you're born with. it makes a single pipe cleaner heart. it's small, perfect. and then heap takes the other four and -- he takes them the
other four and puts them together, he says, with lines across, this is the heart that you die with. she says, it's all broken. he says, that's right. she says, that's what ruins it. he says, no, that's what makes it whole. that's what life really is. the losses we have actually teach us to appreciate, as you said, the chase we have and the people -- the days that we have and the people we have with us. >> the value you value life -- i've been interested, uncle eddie, the inspiration, thought he was a nobody. the notion that you can have a life that has immense value, but you can still think you're a nobody. >> well, i think that unfortunately a lot of people in america feel that way. and that's why i wrote this book for people who kind of think i don't matter or why does everything i touch go bad? you know, well, when annie gets to heaven, she finds out things that she did wrong, there was a consequence to it that turned out to be right. and infunding we look at -- and i think if we look at it that way, sometimes the things we do wrong offer us opportunities to be better. the mistakes that we made offer us opportunities to not make mistakes in the future. then that nothing life that
you're referring isn't nothing at all. it touches all kind of people. and the conceit of five people you meet in the heaven was because my uncle thought he was a nobody, and he once told me his dead relatives were waiting for him. he had a near-death experience and thought he said them at the edge of the bed while he had an operation. he told them, get out of here, i'm not ready for you yet. went back into his body and lived a few years longer. i thought, that's what heaven must be like. people waiting for but i always thought that's what heaven must be like. people waiting for. but what if they are not waiting if for you. what if people like us. i think if we all kind of connect, we might be more appreciative. >> on paper death is such a dark chocolate topic and you seem to make so it inspirational. you read this book with tears and a smile at the same time. >> i try not to write about death as much as just use death to illuminate life. and i think once we all realize we have limited time we start to take life a little more preciously. >> it is a great read.
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nominated series "note to self" we hear from rock climber. alex honnold. one of the biggest names in the adventure sport. last summer he became the first and only person so far to climb yosemite's el capitan without any ropes or safety geemplt the 3,000 foot wall is higher than the tallest building in the world. the berj khalifa in dubai. and he wrote a note to his self in what lies ahead. >> right now you are an 18-year-old learner. lost in the sea of uncaring faces at uc u will spend most of you rock face ck andorth with e headphones in. you prefer it to the climbing gym because you don't have to talk to anyone.
surprisingly this is the beginning of a path. you will leave school. move into a van, and devote yourself to climbing. your lack of social skills will be one part of what you take free soloing, or climbing without a rope. but don't worry, you will eventually find yourself right at home in the climbing community surrounded by close friends and lifelong partners. you have always loved the physical movement of climbing. there is a certain joy swinging around, propelling yourself upward, the fluidity of the movement. whether it is climbing trees or buildings as a kid, or climbing others, you will come to appreciate the strain in your arms and the burning of your muscle. you will experience this joy of climbing throughout your life. no matter how many routes you climb it will always be at the core of your drive. >> he scales walls higher than the empire state building. >> alex honnold is a giant in the rock-climbing community.
>> no ropes. no safety gear. just him and the rock. >> the idea of free soloing el capitan in yosemite will become an all encompassing dream much of your climbing life. for the first five or six years you will be too afraid to try. right now you are afraid of so many things. strangers, girls, vegetable, falling to your death. that's fine. fear is a perfectly natural part of life. you will always feel fear. >> i'm not scared. >> but over time you will realize that the only way of truly managing your fears is to broaden your comfort zone. it is a long slow process and requires constantly pushing yourself. but eventually you gn and will climb big walls just like this. >> you will have near misses and frequently think about death. it will change your perspective. little annoyances will melt away. there will always be people calling you crazy or assuming you have a death wish.
that's fine. they don't see the amount of time and effort that goes into preparation, or your drive to do something difficult, especially if it's never been done before. >> but you will always find purpose in exploring your own limits. don't let anyone else's opinion reign you in. it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks. live your life in the way you find most fulfilling. for many years climbing will be the most important thing in your life. you will put climbing before anything else. but keep an open mind. eventually you have a the wonderful girlfriend and a charitable foundation. in the end it all comes back to el capitan. it will give your life direction for almost a decade. it will be your muse. the reason you get up early to train and stay out for long days in the mountains. >> he achieved the holy grail of rock climbing. >> the day that you finally free solo el cap will be one of the
most satisfying in your life. >> the first person in history to solo climb el capitan without ropes. >> it will also serve as an important reminder that no summit is more important than the long process of getting there. climbing is a lifelong journey. use it to learn and grow. and alex, don't forget to enjoy the view. okay. remember when he was here. >> i know. listen over time you will realize the only way to truly manage your fears is to broad p your comfort zone. the as long slow process that requires constantly pushing yourself. it is something all of us can live by. >> and yet i loved how he ranked fear of girls and vegetables higher than fear of death. right? sounds like my son. >> what it takes do this. the focus that it takes to do this. obviously on the wall but all the prep that goes before it. the daily commit. that is amazing and also the mental skill of this. >> i would like to know the
camera person shooting that going, okay alex, we can go on down now. >> good job. >> he's amazing. >> the "new york times" best selling book "note to self" inspiring words from inspiring people features from letters from our emmy nominated series. and it is available right now. >> and you can hear more of "cbs this morning" on our pod cast on apples pod cast app or wherever you like to get your pod cast app.
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the oakland catholic diocese announcing it is following san jose's lead. they plan to release the names of clergy credibly accused of abuse. the first lists will be released in about 45 days. today san francisco is testing the water in the sunset district. one resident found high levels of pesticide in the water from her faucet after doing a test on her own. officials say that the water is constantly tested and is safe to drink. and this morning napa county is testing a new alert system, residents will get an emergency alert on their phones and patrol cars will also be emitting a new siren sound. we will have news updates throughout the day on your favorite platforms including our website, kpix.com. our website, kpix.com. come back. ave weather anunfiene yes. or find a new dress that's perfect for work. perfect! or one that you know exactly how to work. yeah? yeah.
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through redwood city into san mateo. check in with mary on the forecast. >> shaping up to be a beautiful day across the bay area and for the coast and the bay, looking at cooler conditions especially compared to yesterday. thanks to onshore flow. live look with our sales force tower cam, blue skies and patchy fog out there. daytime highs, we are looking at temperatures that are cooler, especially along the coast and through the bay, upper 60s in san francisco today, about 80 in redwood city and san rafael, 73 across the east bay in oakland there. warming up, though, inland today, into the low to mid- 80s, cooler for wednesday and thursday. have a great day.
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