Umm let's see, even though I'm the partner of one of the debaters, I will give an RFD that I hope y'all can believe me when I say it's non-biased
Let's start with the problems though- Most of the earlier RFD's (especially Snark's not RFD) answered pretty much everything. My main problem though was that even in the constructives, I thought the debate was kind of sloppy, especially when it's an online debate where you get a few hours or even days to prep. The stuff that was kind of dropped in the warrants, nobody called out, and stuff that wasn't dropped were called out. It was actually kind of funny as I went through the round realizing this.
More specific stuff
Neg- Omg I wanted to vote for you on so many different things, you seemed to be winning ever since the 2AC and then it all kind of went up in smoke. Despite the fact that I love k's and usually evaluate them first, as the others have said, the alt and link is complete crap and I was expecting you to just scare the aff into over answering and then going for the DA that actually seemed decently imposing throughout the whole round if you blew it up enough. But then you went for the k with an alt that was pretty much wishing to be permed and the shoddiest link in the world.
The k you actually went for- Just saying but the link was both generic and terrible for other reasons. You don't even have a reason WHY the aff is capitalist in that card. As for your alt, ARE YOU KIDDING ME? JUST REFORM IT? THAT JUST AIN'T RIGHT! If the aff can prove that they don't link (which would be super easy), they could just concede the impacts, read a perm, but also make a turn saying that a reform would make cap stronger than ever or that unless total rejection happens, cap will become even worse and you know what? I would buy it.
DA- Not much to say here, you did decent work on this one, and the aff just didn't seem to be on the right foot. And a note to Kyler, Uehara actually talks about human disease, it's just that it doesn't solve jack for anything apart from atopic allergy dermatitis. And btw, even if they made a claim that the reefs were resilient,
a) Take a good look at the real world and
I'm 99.99% sure that there's a file somewhere that says that each species loss takes away from our humanity or something like that and that leads to something else
c) I'd recommend you find a few more bio-d impacts that don't require total collapse cause I'm sure those exist
Case- Lulz please don't use the cold water pip arg, it's really old and every OTEC team has the card saying that they've got the new and improved heat water pipe or something like that which is soooo much cheaper. Also, please answer that beautiful Blue Rise card I found because it's a pretty big game changer that can wipe out the whole warming flow clean and off the map.
Now as for the aff
Aff- Ummmmm, FOC 13 literally has nothing to do with human disease, so never mind Kyler, I see what you mean now. There were so many arguments on the k's though that could've just wiped them off of the map and nobody could have said anything about it, look above at my comments to him.
K- Look above Christine
DA- Your Forbes card literally has nothing in it that says they've survived ice ages, atom bombs, or anything else like that. I would have called power tagging (which the neg should have done), and also, Posner 5 could easily have been taken out by the neg just by extending a few warrants from their impact card, just saying.
Case- You were pretty solid there, no major problems, and oh that Blue Rise card is beautiful isn't it? Please tell me it is and feed my ego a bit more.
Moving on to the rebuttals for both sides
To both aff and neg- Tell me why conceding just a few arguments means you won the ENTIRE FLOW?
Tell me again how they dropped 90% of those arguments you said they dropped again?
Where are your warrants? This would have been so much better if they just let a few things go by while exploding on better calc there with more warranted explanations. If it's good enough, then that measly little arg slipped by could easily have been defended as meaningless, and once again, YOU NEED TO EXPLAIN WHY DROPPING ONE ARGUMENT MEANS THEY LOST THE WHOLE FLOW.
A lot more stuff is all already mentioned by the people above
I vote aff, the k was a really bad choice, and omg that Blue Rise card is so beautiful. Kind of hard to evaluate neg's case arguments when something so beautiful just slips right by with hardly any answers. But aff wouldn't have even had to worry about the k if they made a few analytics. Neg should have gone for the DA.