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Nuclear malthus is the argument that a large, full scale, nuclear war would be good for the world. The argument is tricky because it gets to make smart uniqueness claims about the inevitability of nuclear war and human extinction which often obviate affirmative responses. Now is a great time for nuclear malthus! Recent NASA studies on limited nuclear war still lose to the same tricks as always, and teams are less prepared than ever to deal with a big-stick impact turn. This position also couples well with any number of critical positions.

 

The file is 130 pages long and contains blocks to every argument I know of. The file is ready to use out of the box.


Nuclear Malthus 1NC...................................................................................................... 1

 

Ethics.................................................................................................................................. 5
Uniqueness – carrying capacity exists............................................................................ 6
Uniqueness – energy = finite........................................................................................... 7
Uniqueness – resource gone by 2050.............................................................................. 8
Uniqueness – industrialization increasing.................................................................... 9
Uniqueness – Civilization Collapse Now Key............................................................. 10
Civilization Unsustainable – overpop and resources.................................................. 11
Civilization Unsustainable – waste products............................................................... 12
Current Population Unsustainable (1/2)...................................................................... 12
Current Population Unsustainable (2/2)...................................................................... 13

 

Nuclear War Inevitable.................................................................................................. 14

 

Impact – deforestation.................................................................................................... 16
Impact - environment...................................................................................................... 17
Impact – overpopulation => nuke war.......................................................................... 18
Impact framework – save biosphere first...................................................................... 19
Impact – Oceans.............................................................................................................. 20
Impact – A-Life................................................................................................................ 22
Impact - Nanotech........................................................................................................... 23
More Nanotech Impacts.................................................................................................. 24
Nanotech Possible............................................................................................................. 25
Impact – Accelerators...................................................................................................... 26
1NC Posthumanism........................................................................................................ 27
1NC Posthumanism........................................................................................................ 28
2NC Racism Impact......................................................................................................... 29
A2: The Singularity........................................................................................................ 31
A2: The Singularity........................................................................................................ 32

 

nuclear war key............................................................................................................... 33

 

caldwell = qualified......................................................................................................... 35
A/T malthus wrong.......................................................................................................... 36
A/T technology................................................................................................................. 37
A/T alternative energy sources...................................................................................... 38
A/T nuclear energy – fission.......................................................................................... 39
A/T nuclear energy – fusion.......................................................................................... 40
A/T human rights/demo promo...................................................................................... 41
A/T individual freedom................................................................................................... 42

 

***Nuclear War =/= Extinction***............................................................................... 43
A/T: Nuclear Winter....................................................................................................... 44
Nuclear Winter Extension............................................................................................. 45
Krakatoa Proves.............................................................................................................. 46
Krakatoa Extension........................................................................................................ 47
Krakatoa Extension – A2: Multiple Points.................................................................. 48
A2: Robock....................................................................................................................... 49
No Ozone Change - Chemicals..................................................................................... 50
A2: Radioactivity............................................................................................................. 51
Authors Indict.................................................................................................................. 52
A2: Soviets....................................................................................................................... 54
A2: Robock - Soot............................................................................................................ 55
A2: Smoke........................................................................................................................ 56
TAPPS Bad - Frontline................................................................................................... 57
No, You’re Biased........................................................................................................... 59
Government Studies....................................................................................................... 60
A2: Pro-Nuclear Bias...................................................................................................... 61
Nuclear Autumn.............................................................................................................. 62
Nuclear Autumn - Compare.......................................................................................... 63
Nuclear War = Warming................................................................................................ 64
Nuclear Winter – A2: We’re Not Robock..................................................................... 65
A2: Hundman Indict of Seitz (Regional)...................................................................... 66
A2: Threshold.................................................................................................................. 67

 

A2: Ozone Depletion...................................................................................................... 68
Ozone Depletion Frontline........................................................................................... 69
Ozone Depletion Frontline Extension......................................................................... 71
Small Nukes Solve......................................................................................................... 72
A2: Ozone Depletion Kills Species.............................................................................. 73
Doesn’t Account for New Weapons............................................................................... 74
A2: Ozone Depletion Kills Phytoplankton 1/2............................................................ 75
A2: Too Old - Mills......................................................................................................... 77

 

A/T: Radiation Bad.......................................................................................................... 78
Radiation Frontline........................................................................................................ 79
Radiation Frontline Extension...................................................................................... 80
Radiation – Internal Link.............................................................................................. 81
Internal Link – Yes Airburst......................................................................................... 82
A/T: Children.................................................................................................................. 83
Radiation – Contaminate Food...................................................................................... 85
Radiation – Not Fatal - Table........................................................................................ 86
Radiation – Not Fatal...................................................................................................... 87
Radiation – Not Fatal – 80’s........................................................................................... 88
Radiation – Quick Dissipation...................................................................................... 89
Radiation – No Extinction.............................................................................................. 90
Radiation – No Extinction.............................................................................................. 92
Radiation – Environment............................................................................................... 94
Radiation – A2: Forests.................................................................................................. 95
Radiation – A2: Insects................................................................................................... 96
Insects Offense................................................................................................................ 97
Insect U Extension........................................................................................................... 98
Radiation – A2: Nuclear Power Kills Fish................................................................... 99

 

Oceans Frontline.......................................................................................................... 100
Radiation – A2: Oceans PDF....................................................................................... 103

 

The Absurdities............................................................................................................. 104
Fallback Position........................................................................................................... 105
Shelters Solve............................................................................................................... 106
Shelters – Other Countries......................................................................................... 108
Schell – Any Risk.......................................................................................................... 109
Overkill............................................................................................................................ 111
Synergy.......................................................................................................................... 111
Chalko............................................................................................................................ 112
Chalko Extension.......................................................................................................... 114
Genetic Diversity.......................................................................................................... 115
Fires................................................................................................................................ 116
Vital Microbes............................................................................................................... 117
High Fallout Weapons.................................................................................................. 118
Neutron Bombs.............................................................................................................. 119
Aftermath – Disease – Antibiotics.............................................................................. 121
Aftermath – Disease – General................................................................................... 122
Aftermath – Disease – MPX Defense......................................................................... 123
Aftermath – Disease – Offense................................................................................... 124
Aftermath – Disease – Radiation IL............................................................................ 126
Aftermath – More Wars................................................................................................ 127
Aftermath – No Anarchy.............................................................................................. 128
Aftermath – Starvation................................................................................................. 129
Escalation – Collapses..................................................................................................... 130
Escalation – Irrelevant..................................................................................................... 131
No Hunter-Gather Society........................................................................................... 132
Scientific Consensus Bad............................................................................................ 133


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