'We have a lot of work to do' says climatologist as leaders pledge to protect planet's biodiversity
At least 50 countries have committed to protecting 30 per cent of the planet over the next decade to halt species extinction and address climate change, but the founder of the NewClimate Institute says none of these countries have short-term policies in place to be on track to meet these goals.
"THE STAND," which depicts an apocalyptic vision of a world enveloped by a deadly plague, wrapped its production just as the coronavirus pandemic began shutting down schools and offices across the country. Showrunner and executive producer Benjamin Cavell said they did a lot of research last year about how people might respond to a pandemic and he's shocked by how much they got right. "We did a lot of research about how people might respond to a spreading pandemic in 2019, and I'm happy to say or exhausted to say or horrified to say we got a lot of it right." Jeremy Bash, former Chief of Staff at the CIA and the Pentagon, joins Andrea Mitchell to discuss the confirmation hearing for President-Elect Joe Biden's nominee for Director of National Intelligence, Avril Haines. Bash says of Haines, "She has seen national security decision making from a variety of different vantage points. She's very close to the incoming leadership of CIA, the NSA Jake Sullivan, and the President-Elect and the Vice President-Elect. They have a lot of faith and confidence in her and the job she'll do." Aired on 01/19/2021. President Biden wasted no time getting to work after taking the oath of office. He signed several executive actions and prepared legislation to be sent to Congress. CBS News political contributor and Democratic strategist Lynda Tran, and CBS News political analyst and Republican strategist Leslie Sanchez joins CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss what is on the Biden administration's legislative agenda and how easy it will be to get it through Congress.
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2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the United Nations - a year defined by the COVID-19 pandemic. As the coronavirus spread to all parts of the world, it exposed and worsened inequalities, hitting the most vulnerable communities the hardest.
"The surest way to end the COVID-19 pandemic is also the fairest: vaccines for all," says General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir.
In September, a record number of heads of State and Government addressed the General Assembly. Many set out their plans to overcome the pandemic.