Here’s the scorching debate I had with Doug Parr from Greenpeace and others last night.
By George Monbiot, published on monbiot.com, 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.