– Free pizza and discussion for monthly News at Noon on Tuesday, May 7
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The Current, the student-run campus news source at University of Missouri-St. Louis, is sponsoring a discussion with free pizza  “Should We Put A Price On Carbon?” for News at Noon on Tuesday, May 7, at 12:15 p.m. in the Current’s office, 388 Millennium Student Center.

Economist Lea-Rachel Kosnik, associate professor at UMSL, will introduce the topic and lead a student-centered discussion.

Last year’s wild weather cost lives, caused costly destruction and brought concerns about the climate to the forefront. Kosnik will lead the discussion on whether we should put a price on carbon emissions, a technique that uses market forces.

An article from the New York Times, “Lawmakers Release Carbon Emissions Tax Plan,” will be included in the discussion.


“News at Noon” is a monthly forum for faculty and student discussions about current events, co-sponsored by The Current and the New York Times, with support from the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Office of Student Life at UMSL.




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