Brookings Institution Economist Adele Morris is in town as part of UNLV's
program Brookings West and she will be speaking at the Greenspun School of
Journalism today. She joins us to explain why the Copenhagen conference will
not be able to agree on a common plan to tackle climate change. She instead
suggests that the United States has to pass its climate legislation before
it can expect a serious response from the rest of the world to treaty
proposals. She also recommends a tax on carbon emissions but it will have to
be imposed by the emissions trading scheme now in Congress.