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Binghamton Speech & Debate

Proposition: Vera Tolari (Colegio Bilingüe New Horizons) vs. Opposition: Kim-Ha Nguyen (PHT)

Judge: Lindsey Hancock Warden (University Middle School)

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  • Vera Tolari
    Vera Tolari
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    Kim-Ha Nguyen
    Kim-Ha Nguyen
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    Posted at May 19, 2020 04:50:21AM EST by Vera Tolari

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    CONTENTION 1:
    - International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) 09/14/2018 ("New IAEA Report Highlights Nuclear Power's Role in Mitigating Climate Change") https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/pressreleases/new-iaea-report-highlights-nuclear-powers-role-in-mitigating-climate-change

    - International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) 07/05/2019 ("The 17th INPRO Dialogue Forum on Opportunities and Challenges in Small Modular Reactors") https://www.iaea.org/events/evt1803515

    - Matt Fisher 09/19/2017 (International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), "Nuclear High Temperature Heat Could Replace Fossil Fuels in Industry, Mitigate Climate Change") https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/nuclear-high-temperature-heat-could-replace-fossil-fuels-in-industry-mitigate-climate-change

    - Matt Fisher 10/09/2019 (International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), "China Highlights Nuclear Innovation to Meet Climate Goals at IAEA Conference") https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/china-highlights-nuclear-innovation-to-meet-climate-goals-at-iaea-conference


    CONTENTION 2:
    - Laura Gil 09/03/2018 (International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), "Is Africa Ready for Nuclear Energy?") https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/is-africa-ready-for-nuclear-energy

    - Admiral James O. Ellis Jr., George P. Shultz 08/09/2017 (Hoover Institution, "The Benefits Of Nuclear Power") https://www.hoover.org/research/benefits-nuclear-power

    - Laura Gil 11/25/2016 (International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), "Dominican Republic Uses Nuclear Technology to Win the War against Fruit Flies") https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/dominican-republic-uses-nuclear-technology-to-win-the-war-against-fruit-flies

    - Dwight D. Eisenhower 12/08/1953 (470th Plenary Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, "Atoms for Peace Speech") https://undocs.org/pdf?symbol=en/A/PV.470 [line 106] **or** https://www.iaea.org/about/history/atoms-for-peace-speech

    Posted at May 19, 2020 12:03:18PM EST by Kim-Ha Nguyen

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    Posted at May 21, 2020 05:39:50AM EST by Vera Tolari

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    - Richard Rhodes 07/19/2019 (Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, "Why Nuclear Power Must Be Part of the Energy Solution") https://e360.yale.edu/features/why-nuclear-power-must-be-part-of-the-energy-solution-environmentalists-climate

    - Mike Mueller 04/22/2020 (U.S. Office of Nuclear Energy, "Nuclear Power is the Most Reliable Energy Source and It's Not Even Close") https://www.energy.gov/ne/articles/nuclear-power-most-reliable-energy-source-and-its-not-even-close

    - Jordan Flagel 04/18/2017 (Canada West Foundation "Embracing nuclear for Canada’s energy future, Part two: Nuclear energy is cheap energy") https://cwf.ca/research/publications/embracing-nuclear-for-canadas-energy-future-part-two-nuclear-energy-is-cheap-energy/

    - Jose Goldemberg 2009 (Dædalus Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, "Nuclear energy in developing countries") https://www.amacad.org/publication/nuclear-energy-developing-countries

    - Nicholas L. Miller 11/2017 (Harvard's Belfer Center, "Nuclear Energy and the Spread of Nuclear Weapons: How Worried Should We Be?") https://www.belfercenter.org/sites/default/files/files/publication/ispb%20nuclear%20energy%20nonpro%20-%20draft%202_FINAL.pdf

    - Jordan Wilkerson 11/25/2016 (Harvard Graduate School of the Arts and Sciences, "Reconsidering the Risks of Nuclear Power") http://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flash/2016/reconsidering-risks-nuclear-power/

    - Pushker A. Kharecha and James E. Hansen 03/15/2013 (American Chemical Society, "Prevented Mortality and Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Historical and Projected Nuclear Power") https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/es3051197

    - Michael Shellenberger 03/11/2019 (Forbes, "It Sounds Crazy, But Fukushima, Chernobyl, And Three Mile Island Show Why Nuclear Is Inherently Safe") https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelshellenberger/2019/03/11/it-sounds-crazy-but-fukushima-chernobyl-and-three-mile-island-show-why-nuclear-is-inherently-safe/#25e5e5b61688

    - Stephen Jarvis, Olivier Deschenes, and Akshaya Jha 12/2019 (National Bureau of Economic Research, Working Paper 26598, "The Private and External Costs of Germany's Nuclear Phase-Out") https://www.nber.org/papers/w26598.pdf

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    Posted at May 21, 2020 10:15:24PM EST by Kim-Ha Nguyen

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    Posted at May 23, 2020 04:15:16AM EST by Vera Tolari

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    Submitted at May 24, 2020 10:14:02PM EST by Lindsey Hancock Warden

    Category Vera Tolari Kim-Ha Nguyen
    Use of evidence: 5 2.5
    Delivery skill: 5 3.5
    Coherence of arguments: 5 3
    Responsiveness to opponent: 5 3
    Identification of key points: 4 3
    Comments: Good job. I love the incorporation of the evidence. If you are going to make attacks on your opponent's topicality, you need to flesh it out more. You went all in and this time it didn't work.

    The decision is for the Proposition: Vera Tolari

    Reason for Decision:

    Opposition did not respond to proposition on the basis that they were not thoroughly defending the resolution. Proposition proves this is incorrect and moreover, they have many untouched contentions since the opp decided to attack the case a priori.


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