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The climate change debate is over

July 31st, 2012
08:13 PM ET

In the fierce and sometimes ugly fight over global climate change, we finally have an answer coming from the earth itself: the weather is telling us climate change is here and we are causing it. Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku is among the scientist who say the world is giving us signs that climate change is already happening (to see how he explains it, watch the video above). This summer, there have been relentless droughts, wildfires, melting glaciers and unprecedented storms – all happening at the same time. And around the world people are demanding something be done about it. Even in the United States, ground zero for climate change denial, six in ten Americans say they believe it is indeed happening. But political leaders are missing in action – cowed by a vociferous climate change denial club, which is actually now shrinking faster than the polar ice caps.

Sudan: Give us Bush & Blair, we’ll give you Bashir

July 31st, 2012
12:42 PM ET

Despite celebrating its independence a year ago, the country of South Sudan is still locked in conflict with its neighbor to the north, Sudan.

The main point of contention is oil. South Sudan has the oil fields, but the oil must be shipped from Sudan. The United Nations Security Council has ordered the two countries to end their hostilities and resolve outstanding issues. The deadline is August 2, but after decades of conflict, and more than two million deaths, they have still not reached an agreement.

Christiane Amanpour spoke with Sudan’s Ambassador to the U.K., Abdullahi Alazreg Monday. He maintains that his government is having constructive talks with South Sudan.

Amanpour asked Alazreg whether Sudan will hand over the country’s president, Omar al-Bashir, who has been indicted by the International Criminal Court. Alazreg responded by saying that Sudan is “willing to hand over whomever, provided that America hands over Bush and the United Kingdom hands over Blair.”

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