Judge: Emily Mendelson (Binghamton University)
Resolution: Finals Week: This House Believes that Animal Testing Should be Banned.
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Posted at May 18, 2020 07:13:36AM EST by Athena Matin-aw
https://www.nrdc.org/stories/fossil-fuels-dirty-facts Denchak, M.
Natural Resources Defense Council
https://www.carbonbrief.org/solar-wind-nuclear-amazingly-low-carbon-footprints Evans, S. 2017
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41560-017-0032-9 Pehl, M. et al 2017
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/es3051197 Kharecha, P.A. Hansen, J.E. Prevented Mortality and Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Historical and Projected Nuclear Power 2013
https://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2017/03/f34/quadrennial-technology-review-2015_1.pdf US DOE
https://e360.yale.edu/features/why-nuclear-power-must-be-part-of-the-energy-solution-environmentalists-climate Rhodes, R. 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/09/science/nuclear-reactor-waste-finland.html Fountain, H. 2017
Posted at May 19, 2020 09:50:50PM EST by Katelyn Jeon
Posted at May 20, 2020 07:01:19AM EST by Athena Matin-aw
https://www.ipcc.ch/site/assets/uploads/2018/02/AR5_SYR_FINAL_SPM.pdf Climate Change 2014 Synthesis Report IPCC
https://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/wp/2015/wp15105.pdf IMF Working Paper
https://www.pri.org/stories/2015-06-07/imf-true-cost-fossil-fuels-53-trillion-year (IMF article for summary)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelshellenberger/2019/04/22/unreliable-nature-of-solar-and-wind-makes-electricity-much-more-expensive-major-new-study-finds/#284ed5da4f59 Expensive renewables electricity - Forbes
https://medium.com/the-long-now-foundation/the-other-10-000-year-project-51425d40f93 Just How Big of a Problem is Nuclear Waste? The Other 10,000 Year Project - Medium
https://www.ifnec.org/ifnec/upload/docs/application/pdf/2016-11/ifnec_rnfswg.pdf International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation - Reliable Nuclear Fuel Services Working Group
https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/3/17648972/spent-nuclear-radioactive-fuel-transportation-cask-sandia-science-triathlon Scientists put a nuclear waste container through a demanding trip to see if the fuel would break – The Verge
https://www.world-nuclear.org/information-library/nuclear-fuel-cycle/transport-of-nuclear-materials/transport-of-radioactive-materials.aspx Transport of Radioactive Materials – World Nuclear Association
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/06/17/hbo-chernobyl-tragic-nuclear-power-safe-clean-vital-column/1409096001/ 2 things we believe: Chernobyl was catastrophic, and we need nuclear power more than ever – USA Today
https://cwf.ca/research/publications/embracing-nuclear-for-canadas-energy-future-part-two-nuclear-energy-is-cheap-energy/ Embracing nuclear for Canada’s energy future | Part two: Nuclear energy is cheap energy – Canada West Foundation
https://theconversation.com/nuclear-power-is-set-to-get-a-lot-safer-and-cheaper-heres-why-62207 - Nuclear power is set to get a lot safer (and cheaper) – here’s why- The Conversation
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Submitted at May 23, 2020 09:19:06PM EST by Emily Mendelson
|Category||Athena Matin-aw||Katelyn Jeon|
|Use of evidence:||5.5||5|
|Coherence of arguments:||4.8||4.6|
|Responsiveness to opponent:||5.1||4.8|
|Identification of key points:||4.4||4|
|Comments:||Awesome work! I am really impressed and persuaded by your use of evidence throughout this debate, as well as you extremely coherent final speech which outlines the main points of the debate. Don't forget to directly impact out the reasons why fossil fuels are harmful in the last speech.||Awesome work! I think you do a really good job pointing out the harms that nuclear power can bring. Your arguments are clear and concise, and you answer your opponent well. Be sure to explain positive impacts of your argument and not just the negative impacts of theirs, and in this case, it is important to answer the harm that fossil fuels do to the environment. Nice job!|
The decision is for the Proposition: Athena Matin-aw
Reason for Decision:
Great job both of you! I vote affirmative on the criteria of cost, reliability, people, and the environment. While I think there are risks that are imminent with nuclear power, those will be resolved with innovation. Additionally, I am persuaded that those risks are outweighed by the urgent need to stop using fossil fuels. Good debate!