Climate Debate

  • Event Start: 7th November 2019, 8:30pm
  • Event Type:

This House Would Break the Law to Save The Planet

Rising global temperatures threaten to destabilise our planet irreversibly.  Faced with this existential threat, how far should we be willing to go in our attempts to achieve action on climate change?

Speakers in Proposition:

  • Dr Gail Bradbrook  :  Environmental activist, and co-founder of Extinction Rebellion;  she is a contributor to This is Not a Drill:  An Extinction Rebellion Handbook
  • Amelia Womack  :  Deputy Leader of the Green Party since 2014;  she is the youngest Deputy Leader of any UK political party

Speakers in Opposition:

  • Gina McCarthy  :  Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency from 2013 to 2017;  current Professor at the Harvard School of Public Health
  • Leslie Hook  :  Environment and clean energy correspondent for the Financial Times;  she is an award-winning journalist, and leads the FT's climate crisis coverage


Prior to this debate, the Emergency Debate will be held at 7.45pm on a motion to be decided at this week's Consultative Committee