Amid the concerns about potential damage wrought by climate change, some may stand to gain from global warming. Brookings visiting fellow Gregg Easterbrook talks with NPR’s Day to Day about his cover story in the April 2007 issue of The Atlantic Monthly and provides insight into how climate change may affect the global distribution of money and power.
[On the U.S.-Chinese relationship in the U.N. climate negotiations at COP 24] There was a capacity to be a convener, each of us.That’s not available right now.
[On Chinese policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions] It’s not so much that they are concerned about global climate change, although that may be coming. It’s more because they are concerned about building local industries, and especially about cleaning up the air locally and regionally.
[On the U.S.-Chinese relationship in the U.N. climate negotiations at COP 24 and the Paris Agreement "Rulebook"] [There's] a lot of push this year from a number of developing countries to basically re-bifurcate these things. It’s a big fight.