Wednesday 16 December 2009 - in more detail
Here is Gavin Esler with the details of tonight's programme
Today's Quote for the Day.
"I know that for many people the Copenhagen conference seems like a grand talking shop with abstract arguments about issues of little relevance to their daily lives. But decisions we take in the next few days have the potential to be the most momentous for the world in more than half a century," - Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
In tonight's programme we will try to find out whether "the most momentous" decisions are really about to be taken in Copenhagen, or if the great gathering is turning out to be going nowhere fast.
We'll be live at Ethical Man Justin Rowlatt 's house who will be joined by members of the public - and David King the former Chief Scientific adviser - to debate the science of climate change and why it's one of the most important issues facing the country.
We will also hear from the Greek finance minister who is in London to meet Alistair Darling. He'll be discussing his tottering economy and the austerity measures he thinks are necessary.
And the Supreme Court has waded into an issue which has been at the core of arguments about Judaism for centuries: who is a Jew and is a secular court the right place to decide?
And I would like to thank viewers for the deluge of Tiger Woods jokes. Among the printable ones, I particularly liked the thought that Tiger Woods crashed his car into a fire hydrant and a tree because, under pressure, he could not decide between an iron and a wood.
UPDATE: Many of you have commented on the Ethical House section of this programme, you might want to know that Justin has blogged on the subject.