Remember this? Want to see me go head-to-head in a ‘bar room brawl’ with Jim Green and a representative from Friends of the Earth (Cam Walker)? Want to see on what I agree — and disagree — with Arthur Dent (formerly Albert Langer) on energy options for the future and the possibility of nuclear energy displacing fossil fuels?
Well, here’s the video of the 3rd Monthly Argument debate, held in Melbourne, Australia at the Dan O’Connell Hotel (11/11/2010)
Prof. Barry Brook, Adelaide University (Yes : renewables too expensive and not capable of replacing fossil fuels)
Cam Walker (FoE) (No: renewables can do it)
Jim Green (ed: ‘Chain Reaction'; No: nuclear power is bad for indigenous peoples, and dangerous)
Arthur Dent (aka Albert Langer) (Neither: nuclear and renewables both too expensive for the developing world, we need to do more fundamental research)
Watch away, then give your feedback!
And for the BNC reader in a hurry, here is 8 minutes of excepts:
I also had a pre-game stoush with Dave ‘No Muckaty!‘ Sweeney, the ‘nuclear free‘ campaigner for the Australian Conservation Foundation. Shame it wasn’t captured on film. I was dismissive (bordering on rude, after his opening parry along the lines of ‘I disagree with everything you say’) — he was aghast and offended… Fun all ’round.