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Answering STEM Advantages

September 7, 2014
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One somewhat common advantage being read on this topic is Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. The argument is that the US is currently lagging behind other countries in this these areas and that promoting ocean exploration will stimulate interesting in the ocean, boosting interest in science generally, and leading to more students becoming…

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The Ocean Thermal Energy (OTEC) Affirmative

September 5, 2014
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Introduction Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) is a marine-based renewable energy technology that captures solar energy produced by the ocean to generate electric power. It generates the power by taking advantage of the temperature difference between the top layer of the ocean (which is heated by the sun, hence the “solar power” reference) and the…

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What does it mean for the *federal government* to increase ITS exploration and development

June 10, 2014
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In the discussion of the topicality violations that were produced in the Dartmouth topicality file, I noted that cases the provide incentives to private actors to develop and/or explore the ocean are arguably not topical because those cases do not increase ITS (the federal government’s) exploration and development. I recently found another card that says…

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Defeating Aquaculture Affirmative Cases

June 5, 2014
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Introduction Aquaculture is defined as “the farming of shellfish, finfish, and plants in water.” (Johns) Plans that support the development of aquaculture have been popular on previous debate topics, and given relative popularity of proposals (Johns; Hearing; Ocean Conservancy; Current News) in the literature to expand it in the federal waters covered by the US…

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Environmental Ethics Kritiks — Essay & Full Bibliography

June 1, 2014
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Introduction There are a large number of kritiks on the oceans topic that generally fit under the rubric of “environmental ethics” or ecophilosophy — an inquiry into the ethical value of the physical world and what values ought to drive environmental protection. Theorists writing within the filed of environmental ethics argue that particular ethical frame-…

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Debating US Hegemony — The Policy Issues

May 29, 2014
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Hegemony Master File @ Planet Debate Hegemony Monitor Introduction U.S. leadership, often referred to as “hegemony,” is an Affirmative advantage that is popular on every policy debate resolution. The basic Affirmative claim is that the plan reasserts, or protects, American economic, diplomatic (soft), and/or military power throughout the globe. They argue that these forms of…

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Topicality on the 2014-15 Oceans Resolution

May 21, 2014
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The Debate Institute at Dartmouth and other workshops (Emory, Michigan, Hoya Spartan Scholars) have released their topicality files for the oceans topic. The Planet Debate topicality file (consolidated) is also ready. In order to assist your preparation, I’m going to collect an explanation with supporting evidence of all of the violations that are produced throughout…

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CP — Contract the plan to non-federal, independent contractors

May 21, 2014
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National Research Council, Council on the Research of the Seas, 2003, Exploration of the Seas: Voyages to the Unknown, http://www.nap.edu/catalog/10844.html Management of large-scale ocean research programs can be effective and efficient through the use of independent contractors. Nonfederal opera- tors can receive support from multiple government agencies and receive financial support from private sponsors. Independent…

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