Nuclear Power Debate – The Film

Here’s the scorching debate I had with Doug Parr from Greenpeace and others last night.

By George Monbiot, published on, 8th July 2011

The motion was:

“New carbon targets require reducing emissions of greenhouse gases by 50% for 2030. This house believes that it will be impossible to meet the emissions reductions required to fulfil these obligations without the use of nuclear power.”

Speaking for: George Monbiot, Malcolm Grimston

Speaking against: Roger Levett, Doug Parr

Hosted by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

The motion was carried 63 – 9.

You can watch the debate here. It starts at around 6 minutes 30 seconds in.