Climate Change Debate

  • Event Start: 2nd November 2017, 8:30pm
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This House Believes Individual Apathy is the Greatest Threat to our Climate

Is climate change denial to blame for the dismantling of environmental regulations and inaction on global warming, or is the indifference and apathy of voters the root cause?  How complicit is our generation in the failure to address climate change meaningfully?

Speakers in Proposition:

  • Barry Gardiner MP - The Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade and former Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change, he has been a Labour MP since 1997
  • Angela Smith MP - Labour Member of Parliament for Sheffield Hillsborough since 2005 and Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons between 2011 and 2014
  • Sir David King  -  The current Special Advisor to the Foreign Secretary for climate change and Emeritus Professor of Physical Cry at the University of Cambridge, he is an expert on energy alternatives

Speakers in Opposition:

  • Secretary Ernest Moniz  -  A nuclear physicist, he served as US Secretary of Energy for Obama from 2013 to 2017.  He is the current CEO and Co-Chairman of the Nuclear Threat Initiative
  • President Mohamed Nasheed  -  The first democratically elected President of the Maldives, President Nasheed is known internationally for his pioneering work on climate change.  Forced to resign 'at gunpoint' in 2012, he now lives in asylum in the UK
  • Natalie Bennett  -  The Leader of the Green Party of England and Wales from 2012 to 2016, she has contributed to the Guardian, Independent and The Times newspapers

Prior to this debate, the Emergency Debate will be held at 7.45pm on a motion to be decided


With many thanks to the following who have generously donated floor prizes for the Main Debate: