UPDATE: Dr. Patrick Moore, Co-founder of Greenpeace, Co-Chair of the Clean and Safe Energy Coalition and Honorary Chairman of Environmentalists for Nuclear Energy Canada will be replacing Dr. Hans Blix, who had to cancel his participation.
11 March 2012 will see the one-year anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan. Debating Europe, with our partner think-tank Friends of Europe, will be holding a live head-to-head debate between Dr. Patrick Moore, Co-founder of Greenpeace and Co-Chair of the Clean and Safe Energy Coalition, and Jo Leinen MEP, Member and former Chairman of the European Parliament Committee on the Environment. Jo Leinen has been a prominent spokesperson in the past for the German anti-nuclear movement, whilst Patrick Moore has argued that nuclear is relatively environmentally clean, safe and necessary.
What do YOU think? We’ve already taken some of your questions from this post, and we’ll put them to Dr. Moore and Jo Leinen during the live debate. You can continue the debate in the form below (click here). The event will also be streamed live online at www.debatingeurope.eu on 7 March between 18:00 and 19:00 Central European Time (CET). Let us know the reasons why you think nuclear energy should be abandoned, or why it still has a future.