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Binghamton Speech & Debate

Proposition: Danilo Diaz (Colegio Bilingüe New Horizons) vs. Opposition: Margaret Barg (Pin Oak Middle School)

Judge: David Kane (Binghamton University)

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  • Danilo Diaz
    Danilo Diaz
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    Margaret Barg
    Margaret Barg
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    Posted at May 19, 2020 02:24:42AM EST by Danilo Diaz

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    https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/files/Benefits-Stemming-from-Space-Exploration-2013-TAGGED.pdf

    Siegel, E. (2018, December 13). NASA Doesn't Have Enough Nuclear Fuel For Its Deep Space Missions. Retrieved from https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2018/12/13/nasa-doesnt-have-enough-nuclear-fuel-for-its-deep-space-missions/#682251901c18

    http://large.stanford.edu/courses/2018/ph241/may2/docs/nei-apr12.pdf

    HagenI, R. (2019, March 19). Air Pollution from Fossil Fuels is Killing Way More People Than You Realize. Retrieved from https://crowdsourcingsustainability.org/fossil-fuel-pollution-killing-us/

    NASA GISS: Science Brief: Coal and Gas are Far More Harmful than Nuclear Power. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.giss.nasa.gov/research/briefs/kharecha_02/

    Posted at May 19, 2020 11:00:29PM EST by Joe Leeson-Schatz

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    “The U.S. Department of Energy has estimated that after five years there were perhaps 200,000 or more fatalities as a result of the bombing,”
    Quote is taken from https://www.atomicheritage.org/history/bombings-hiroshima-and-nagasaki-1945

    World Nuclear February 2020, World Nuclear, “Radioactive Waste- Myths and Realities”, https://www.world-nuclear.org/information-library/nuclear-fuel-cycle/nuclear-wastes/radioactive-wastes-myths-and-realities.aspx

    Spring Power and Gas 12/05/2018, Spring Power and Gas, “The Pros & Cons of Nuclear Energy: Is it safe?”, https://springpowerandgas.us/the-pros-cons-of-nuclear-energy-is-it-safe/

    Wilkerson, Jordan 10/25/2016, Science in the News, “Reconsidering the Risks of Nuclear Power”, http://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flash/2016/reconsidering-risks-nuclear-power/

    Posted at May 21, 2020 12:44:16AM EST by Danilo Diaz

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    All my citations:

    https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/files/Benefits-Stemming-from-Space-Exploration-2013-TAGGED.pdf

    COVID-19 Coronavirus and Nuclear Energy (n.d.). Retrieved May 18, 2020, from https://www.world-nuclear.org/information-library/current-and-future-generation/covid-19-coronavirus-and-nuclear-energy.aspx

    Facts about Nuclear Power. (n.d.). Retrieved May 19, 2020, from https://www.pge.com/mybusiness/edusafety/systemworks/dcpp/nuclearfacts/

    GlobalData Energy. (2020, April 01). Nuclear industry's response to Covid-19 outbreak - Power Technology. Retrieved May 19, 2020, from https://www.power-technology.com/comment/nuclear-industry-covid-19/

    HagenI, R. (2019, March 19). Air Pollution from Fossil Fuels is Killing Way More People Than You Realize. Retrieved May 18, 2020, from https://crowdsourcingsustainability.org/fossil-fuel-pollution-killing-us/

    Johnson, J. (2019, September 26). Can nuclear power help save us from climate change? Retrieved May 18, 2020, from https://cen.acs.org/energy/nuclear-power/nuclear-power-help-save-us/97/i37

    Schrope, M. (n.d.). Nuclear Power Prevents More Deaths Than It Causes. Retrieved May 18, 2020, from https://cen.acs.org/articles/91/web/2013/04/Nuclear-Power-Prevents-Deaths-Causes.htm

    Stressing Air Pollution Kills 7 Million People Annually, Secretary-General Urges Governments to Build Green Economy, in Message for World Environment Day | Meetings Coverage and Press Releases. (n.d.). Retrieved May 18, 2020, from https://www.un.org/press/en/2019/sgsm19607.doc.htm
    Schrope, M. (n.d.). Nuclear Power Prevents More Deaths Than It Causes. Retrieved May 18, 2020, from https://cen.acs.org/articles/91/web/2013/04/Nuclear-Power-Prevents-Deaths-Causes.html

    Posted at May 22, 2020 12:19:56AM EST by Joe Leeson-Schatz

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    Photo of Chernobyl Baby:
    https://www.google.com/search?q=birth%20defects%20chernobyl%20babies&tbm=isch&hl=en-us&hl=en-US&tbs=rimg%3ACVV2NZ9haYP-IkAxn9GeJWDpcw-2wRV-nGpG2BlqUso7FSIdFrBkRlynfX2spOydL-6ZUPMPTMkL82322H18Pe3qJ1HM-iAwwov3KhIJMZ_1RniVg6XMRZ6jmjyVfXrYqEgkPtsEVfpxqRhGeC2heXc8trCoSCdgZalLKOxUiER2HxBtHABfZKhIJHRawZEZcp30RRVbRh5B4hAEqEgl9rKTsnS_1umRFFVtGHkHiEASoSCVDzD0zJC_1NtEVDyHTOXvyacKhIJ9th9fD3t6icRojkWvRWH3QIqEglRzPogMMKL9xG0tYnbl9RJwWG5s3-hipEPfQ&client=safari&prmd=insv&ved=0CBIQuIIBahcKEwi4rafZx8bpAhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQBw&biw=375&bih=553#imgrc=gB5NCFxf0S5BZM&imgdii=8WdOWmiQtHti1M

    Verrill, Courtney 04/20/2016, Business Insider, “These birth defects might be linked with radiation from the Chernobyl disaster 30 years ago”, https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.businessinsider.com/birth-defects-related-to-chernobyl-2016-4%3famp

    Amadeo, Kimberly 01/29/2020, The Balance, “Japan’s 2011 Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Disaster”, https://www.thebalance.com/japan-s-2011-earthquake-tsunami-and-nuclear-disaster-3305662

    McNeill, David 08/29/2011, Independent, “Why the Fukushima disaster is worse than Chernobyl”, https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/why-the-fukushima-disaster-is-worse-than-chernobyl-2345542.html%3famp

    Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (date not found), Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, “Radon in Canada’s Uranium Industry”, https://nuclearsafety.gc.ca/eng/pdfs/Fact_Sheets/Radon-Fact-Sheet_e.pdf

    American Cancer Society (date not found), The American Cancer Society, “Radon and Cancer”, https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cancer.org/cancer/cancer-causes/radiation-exposure/radon.html

    United States Environmental Protection Agency (date not found), United States Environmental Protection Agency, “Health Risk of Radon”, https://www.epa.gov/radon/health-risk-radon#

    Note For Opponent: Please read this note below.

    Videos more than 30 seconds over the time limit should be considered a grave violation.

    Posted at May 23, 2020 03:16:25AM EST by Danilo Diaz

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    Javascript Required! (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.world-nuclear.org/information-library/safety-and-security/safety-of-plants/fukushima-daiichi-accident.aspx

    Status

    This match has been completed. Show the Decision.

    Submitted at May 23, 2020 01:07:16PM EST by David Kane

    Category Danilo Diaz Margaret Barg
    Use of evidence: 4 4
    Delivery skill: 4 4
    Coherence of arguments: 4 4
    Responsiveness to opponent: 4 3
    Identification of key points: 4 4
    Comments: I thought your Deep Space Exploration argument was weak. You are fortunate that your opponent didn't make you spend much time defending that.

    Good job keeping focused on the scale of the fossil fuel harms.
    Good use of evidence in this debate.

    Make your point and move on. While your Fukushima was a good response to Chernobyl, you spent so much time on it, that you didn't have any time to come back to your alternatives argument. ( And your alternatives argument would have been key to avoiding the harms of both fossil fuels and nuclear power )

    Try to spend at least a little time on all of your opponent's argument. By not saying anything about the Deep Space Exploration argument, your opponent didn't need to spend any time defending it.

    The decision is for the Proposition: Danilo Diaz

    Reason for Decision:

    The proposition established a framework for maximizing benefits, and the opposition didn't offer an alternative, so I went with that.

    The proposition established a massive benefit for replacing fossil fuels with nuclear power. The opposition succeeded in establishing consequences for nuclear power, but did not succeed in arguing that the costs were bigger than the benefits claimed by the proposition. The opposition dropped the alternative argument.

    Thank you for the debate.


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