Engelder/Ingraffea Debate 1/23/13



Slides from Ingraffea:  http://www.scribd.com/doc/122022582/Ingraffea-Slides-debate-with-Engelder-Jan-2013-Dundee-NY

Debate at SU on Hydrofracking 11/30/12

November 30, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Maxwell Auditorium, Syracuse University
“This Assembly Believes Hydrofracking Does More Harm Than Good.”
That is the proposition to be argued in the next Campbell Debate,  on Friday, November 30, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Maxwell Auditorium on the Syracuse University campus.  Members of the Central New York  community are warmly invited to this free event.
Given the intense attention that this issue has generated, it needs little introduction, and indeed, it has been debated before.  But in  sponsoring this debate, the Campbell Institute is hoping to add some  additional light to the considerable heat the issue has produced thus far.
Speaking in favor of the proposition are Paul Gallay, President,  Hudson Riverkeeper, and Robert Howarth, the David R. Atkinson Professor  of Ecology and Environmental Biology at Cornell University.
Speaking against the proposition are Edward Hinchey, Principal Consultant, ERM Group, and Tim Whitesell, Supervisor, Town of Binghamton, and President, New York Association of Towns.
The debate will provide opportunities for lively direct exchange  among the speakers, as well as questions and brief points from the  audience.  The audience will register its views on the issue both before and after the event.
There will be a public reception following the debate, and parking  is available for a reduced rate in the Irving Garage on the Syracuse  University campus.
Grant Reeher Director, Campbell Public Affairs Institute
Professor of Political Science
Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs 313 Eggers Hall Syracuse University Syracuse, NY 13244 Tel.  315-443-5046 FAX  315-443-9082 gdreeher@maxwell.syr.edu
Host of “The Campbell Conversations” on WRVO – 6:30 p.m. on Fridays and 4 p.m. Saturdays — http://www.wrvo.fm/programs/campbell-conversations-wrvo-1-npr-news

Shale Climate Impact debate: Don Siegel vs. Robert Howarth

Shale Climate Impact debate: Don Siegel vs. Robert Howarth

 Finally got ESF to post a debate from last December 2nd between Don Siegel and Robert Howarth, moderated by long-time ‘energy guru’ Charlie Hall. The video’s posted on Prof. Hall’s website:

(Right side, top: “Marcellus Shale Debate: Don Siegel & Robert W. Howarth”)

…An hour & 1/2 long video, worth watching entire.
Charlie is a top-notch moderator, and his students asked superb questions. Though the debaters start out addressing different concerns (Siegel ~ water & Howarth ~ climate impacts), they cover enough of same ground to widen the discussion.

Unlike some newscasts, you can stop & reposition video by time.
At ~ 40:15 minutes, Don says he’s come to like Bob’s paper.
Regarding the climate case for the next 20 years, Don basically admits Bob is likely right.

I think everyone, even the non-scientifically inclined, can learn much by watching this. No one was insulted or degraded, except maybe industry. What do you think, are the content and broader implications clear? Maybe R.Howarth could use some feedback.

Pete King