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Binghamton Speech & Debate

Proposition: HILARY FUNG (Po Leung Kuk Camoes Tan Siu Lin Primary School) vs. Opposition: Reva Karri (Sunnyvale Middle School)

Judge: Ian Miller (University of Oklahoma)

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  • HILARY FUNG
    HILARY FUNG
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    Reva Karri
    Reva Karri
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    Posted at May 19, 2020 01:25:57AM EST by HILARY FUNG

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    The lighting's bad. Sorry.

    International Energy Agency, Electricity Information 2017 [Back]

    Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Climate Change 2014: Synthesis Report – Contribution of Working Groups I, II and III to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (2015) [Back]

    IPCC, Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation – Summary for Policymakers and Technical Summary, Special Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Annex II, Table A.II.4 (2011, reprinted 2012) [Back]

    OECD International Energy Agency and OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, Projected Costs of Generating Electricity, 2015 Edition (September 2015) [Back]

    OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, Comparing Nuclear Accident Risks with Those from Other Energy Sources, 2010 [Back]

    UNSCEAR, Sources and Effects of Ionising Radiation, Report to the UN General Assembly, 2008 [Back]

    World Health Organisation, Health Effects of the Chernobyl accident and special health care programmes, 2006 [Back]

    UK Government press release, Government confirms Hinkley Point C project following new agreement in principle with EDF [Back]

    London Array website, Renewable Energy Record Achieved at London Array [Back]

    Kharechi and Hansen, Prevented Mortality and Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Historical and Projected Nuclear Power, 2013 [Back]

    UNSCEAR, Sources and Effects of Ionising Radiation, 2010 [Back]

    Note : Not all references are used

    Posted at May 19, 2020 09:17:56PM EST by Reva Karri

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    https://healthresearchfunding.org/pros-cons-nuclear-power-plants/

    http://marketsize.net/2011/03/

    Posted at May 20, 2020 01:22:32AM EST by HILARY FUNG

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    https://e360.yale.edu/features/why-nuclear-power-must-be-part-of-the-energy-solution-environmentalists-climate

    https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/features/GlobalWarming/page2.php

    https://healthresearchfunding.org/pros-cons-nuclear-power-plants/

    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/07/major-us-cities-will-face-unprecedente-climates-2050/

    Posted at May 21, 2020 10:25:05PM EST by Reva Karri

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    https://sciencing.com/dangers-uses-radioactivity-5468526.html

    I also used all the sources that I did in the Opposition Constructive

    Posted at May 22, 2020 02:54:18AM EST by HILARY FUNG

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    https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/radiation/nuclear-accidents-fact-sheet#what-cancer-risks-are-associated-with-nuclear-power-plant-accidents

    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/07/major-us-cities-will-face-unprecedente-climates-2050/

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    Submitted at May 23, 2020 01:34:21PM EST by Ian Miller

    Category HILARY FUNG Reva Karri
    Use of evidence: 4.5 3.8
    Delivery skill: 4.1 3.9
    Coherence of arguments: 4.4 4.1
    Responsiveness to opponent: 4.2 4.2
    Identification of key points: 4.5 4.3
    Comments: Great points - you were a very articulate speaker. However, your arguments would be strengthened if you included some statistics or studies to illustrate your main points. Good points - but I would mention that the harms of nuclear power extend beyond just radiation - mention things like uranium mining or the high material cost to build power plants. And it would be persuasive to use more examples to illustrate your points.

    The decision is for the Proposition: HILARY FUNG

    Reason for Decision:

    Good debate - it is unfortunate that there were some apparent technical issues and time discrepancies in this round but I don't think that it affected my decision. Please try to be kind and understanding of other people's issues when doing online debate.

    I voted for the proposition because there is a high risk of global warming causing large impacts now while there is a relatively low risk of radiation harming people.

    The proposition warranted out their argument slightly more and included framing about the timeframe of impacts which was more persuasive to me.


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