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trafficking.
the oil spill acts as a current that perpetuates an increased efficiency for ships to travel. Thusly leading to increased rates of trafficking.

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could i see the site for the card that says the oil spills= more trafficking?

woah. i dont need evidence to tell me that im right.

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Oil spills cause transition to renewables --> That ends oil dependence --> That's bad

7wk put out two files about oil dependence. You could get stuff there

 

Oil spills pave the way for renewables 

Kho 10 â€“ a reporter and editor in The New York Times' Green Inc. blog, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, AOL's DailyFinance, MIT's Technology Review, The Christian Science Monitor, Reuters.com, Earth2Tech (Jennifer, “Oil Spill's Impact: Bad for the Environment, Good for Clean Energy?†Daily Finance, 5/5/10, http://www.dailyfinance.com/2010/05/05/oil-spills-impact-bad-for-the-environment-good-for-clean-ener/)

As Ron Pernick, principal of research firm Clean Edge, puts it, the spill "has the potential to be a watershed moment" that could end up changing the way oil and other fossil fuels are developed and paving the way for cleaner energy. While the story is still unfolding and the full extent of the damage remains unclear, the spill already has exposed some of the vulnerabilities of our reliance on oil, including ever-fluctuating prices based on accidents, military actions and many other variables, Pernick says. "The volatility of fossil fuels is exactly what makes it untenable for our long-term energy supply -- we're one disaster away from pretty significant disruptions in pricing," he says. Galvanizing Political Will Awareness about the hazards of oil could, in turn, boost political support for renewables, Browning says. For example, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is considering calling a special legislative session to discuss renewable energy and other topics after the legislature ended its regular session Friday without approving a bill that would enable utilities to buy more renewable energy

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Oil spills cause transition to renewables --> That ends oil dependence --> That's bad

7wk put out two files about oil dependence. You could get stuff there

 

Oil spills pave the way for renewables 

Kho 10 â€“ a reporter and editor in The New York Times' Green Inc. blog, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, AOL's DailyFinance, MIT's Technology Review, The Christian Science Monitor, Reuters.com, Earth2Tech (Jennifer, “Oil Spill's Impact: Bad for the Environment, Good for Clean Energy?†Daily Finance, 5/5/10, http://www.dailyfinance.com/2010/05/05/oil-spills-impact-bad-for-the-environment-good-for-clean-ener/)

As Ron Pernick, principal of research firm Clean Edge, puts it, the spill "has the potential to be a watershed moment" that could end up changing the way oil and other fossil fuels are developed and paving the way for cleaner energy. While the story is still unfolding and the full extent of the damage remains unclear, the spill already has exposed some of the vulnerabilities of our reliance on oil, including ever-fluctuating prices based on accidents, military actions and many other variables, Pernick says. "The volatility of fossil fuels is exactly what makes it untenable for our long-term energy supply -- we're one disaster away from pretty significant disruptions in pricing," he says. Galvanizing Political Will Awareness about the hazards of oil could, in turn, boost political support for renewables, Browning says. For example, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is considering calling a special legislative session to discuss renewable energy and other topics after the legislature ended its regular session Friday without approving a bill that would enable utilities to buy more renewable energy

The impact scenario would be so convoluted. It would be like -- Plan key to prevent oil spills, Oil Spills lead to renewables, Renewables get rid of Oil Dependence, that causes Saudi Arabia to flood the market, that collapses Russias economy, Nuclear war.

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The impact scenario would be so convoluted. It would be like -- Plan key to prevent oil spills, Oil Spills lead to renewables, Renewables get rid of Oil Dependence, that causes Saudi Arabia to flood the market, that collapses Russias economy, Nuclear war.

 

He said he wanted something strategic. Nobody will be prepped for that exact scenario ;)

 

And for the record, there's one card impacts to oil independence. Just stuff along the lines of "Oil dependence solves war" and whatnot 

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Oil spills cause transition to renewables --> That ends oil dependence --> That's bad

7wk put out two files about oil dependence. You could get stuff there

 

Oil spills pave the way for renewables 

Kho 10 â€“ a reporter and editor in The New York Times' Green Inc. blog, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, AOL's DailyFinance, MIT's Technology Review, The Christian Science Monitor, Reuters.com, Earth2Tech (Jennifer, “Oil Spill's Impact: Bad for the Environment, Good for Clean Energy?†Daily Finance, 5/5/10, http://www.dailyfinance.com/2010/05/05/oil-spills-impact-bad-for-the-environment-good-for-clean-ener/)

As Ron Pernick, principal of research firm Clean Edge, puts it, the spill "has the potential to be a watershed moment" that could end up changing the way oil and other fossil fuels are developed and paving the way for cleaner energy. While the story is still unfolding and the full extent of the damage remains unclear, the spill already has exposed some of the vulnerabilities of our reliance on oil, including ever-fluctuating prices based on accidents, military actions and many other variables, Pernick says. "The volatility of fossil fuels is exactly what makes it untenable for our long-term energy supply -- we're one disaster away from pretty significant disruptions in pricing," he says. Galvanizing Political Will Awareness about the hazards of oil could, in turn, boost political support for renewables, Browning says. For example, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is considering calling a special legislative session to discuss renewable energy and other topics after the legislature ended its regular session Friday without approving a bill that would enable utilities to buy more renewable energy

 

Considering what's going on with global oil prices (Hint, they're going down and will continue till like... 2015), you're asking for a hell of a turn if you run that card. 

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simon and i read an oil spills aff for the first part of the year. our scenarios are specific to the arctic; if you're planning on running oil spills as an advantage i would suggest trying to find internal links into an arctic scenario because the cards are fire. cites can be found here

 

http://wiki.debatecoaches.org/Dowling+SL+-+Affirmative under Alaskan ports 2.0 - electric boogaloo

 

specifically, the WWF ev talks about how it would ruin global biod, climate patterns, the carbon cycle, etc. the PEG 12 evidence is also very good.

 

if you're not looking for arctic stuff i would suggest trying to cut the WWF anyways because they hate oil spills and probably write some good cards

 

*edit: side note, i would suggest not doing the renewables scenario. people attempted to run this against us frequently as a da, and it's just bad. specifically in your situation, the neg gets the block to unload oil dependence bad and renewable energy good; the link card posted is also talking about the BP oil spill meaning it's empirically false. third, yes, people will be prepped for that scenario. one of the topic da's this year for ti was the oil da. people have answers to oil stuff...

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He said he wanted something strategic. Nobody will be prepped for that exact scenario ;)

 

And for the record, there's one card impacts to oil independence. Just stuff along the lines of "Oil dependence solves war" and whatnot 

It would be really easy to impact turn the shit out of this though.  I feel like if the other team just argues that renewables are good, they'd be on the better side.  

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Also I bet you could find cards saying we had a moral obligation to prevent species extinction.  I know there's ev about the florida everglades having lots of species that are uniquely vulnerable.  

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EDIT: Found full text of the card 
 
Moral obligation to save species from extinction and help bio-D---makes human extinction possible.

Bookchin 87 (Murray Bookchin, co-founder of the Institute of Social Ecology, 1987, "An Appeal For Social and Psychological Sanity," The Modern Crisis, Published by Black Rose Books Ltd., ISBN 0920057624, p. 106-108)

Industrially and technologically, we are moving at an ever-accelerating pace toward a yawning chasm with our eyes completely blindfolded. From the 1950s onward, we have placed ecological burdens upon our planet that have no precedent in human history. Our impact on our environment has been nothing less than appalling. The problems raised by acid rain alone are striking examples of [end page 106] innumerable problems that appear everywhere on our planet. The concrete-like clay layers, impervious to almost any kind of plant growth, replacing dynamic soils that once supported lush rain forests remain stark witness to a massive erosion of soil in all regions north and south of our equatorial belt. The equator—a cradle not only of our weather like the ice caps but a highly complex network of animal and plant life—is being denuded to a point where vast areas of the region look like a barren moonscape. We no longer "cut" our forests—that celebrated "renewable resource" for fuel, timber, and paper. We sweep them up like dust with a rapidity and "efficiency" that renders any claims to restorative action mere media-hype. Our entire planet is thus becoming simplified, not only polluted. Its soil is turning into sand. Its stately forests are rapidly being replaced by tangled weeds and scrub, that is, where vegetation in any complex form can be sustained at all. Its wildlife ebbs and flows on the edge of extinction, dependent largely on whether one or two nations—or governmental administrations—agree that certain sea and land mammals, bird species, or, for that matter, magnificent trees are "worth" rescuing as lucrative items on corporate balance sheets.  With each such loss, humanity, too, loses a portion of its own character structure: its sensitivity toward life as such, including human life, and its rich wealth of sensibility. If we can learn to ignore the destiny of whales and condors—indeed, turn their fate into chic cliches—we can learn to ignore the destiny of Cambodians in Asia, Salvadorans in Central America, [end page 107] and, finally, the human beings who people our communities. If we reach this degree of degradation, we will then become so spiritually denuded that we will be capable of ignoring the terrors of thermonuclear war. Like the biotic ecosystems we have simplified with our lumbering and slaughtering technologies, we will have simplified the psychic ecosystems that give each of us our personal uniqueness. We will have rendered our internal mileau as homogenized and lifeless as our external milieu—and a biocidal war will merely externalize the deep sleep that will have already claimed our spiritual and moral integrity. The process of simplification, even more significantly than pollution, threatens to destroy the restorative powers of nature and humanity—their common ability to efface the forces of destruction and reclaim the planet for life and fecundity. A humanity disempowered of its capacity to change a misbegotten "civilization," ultimately divested of its power to resist, reflects a natural world disempowered of its capacity to reproduce a green and living world.

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