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11238 Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Affirmative(2)

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1AC
Observation One: Inherency.
..................1
 
Harms Scenario [___]: Overfishing.
...........2
 
[___] Food supply.
.................................2
 
[___] Biodiversity.
...................................4
 
[___] Resistant bacteria.
.......................6
 
[___] Genetically modified fish.
..........10
 
Harms Scenario [___]: Fossil Fuels.
..........13
 
[___] Oil Spills
.......................................13
 
[___] Resource Wars.
..........................14
 
[___] Global Warming.
........................16
 
[___] Oil Dependence.
.......................17
 
[___] Oil Terrorism.
...............................19
 
Harms Scenario [___]: Water.
.................20
 
Plan:
.......................................................22
 
Observation Three: Solvency
.................23
 
Advantage [___]: Space.
.......................25
 
[___] Asteroids.
....................................26
 
[___] Nuclear War.
..............................28
 
[___] Nanotechnology.
.......................30
 
[___] Gray Goo.
............................31
 
[___] Bio-weapons.
.......................32
 
[___] Economy.
...................................33
 
Advantage [___]: Hydrogen Power.
......35 
Inherency
No OTEC Now
...........................................36 
Harms
Overfishing 
Overfishing Now
........................................37
 
A2: Solving Overfishing Now
.....................40
 
Overfishing Destroys Biodiversity
...............41
 
Biodiversity Impact
....................................42
 
Overfishing Causes Fishing Collapse
.........43
 
Fishing Collapse Impact
............................44
 
Overfishing Hurts Economy
.......................45
 
No Laws Prevent Engineering
...................47
 
Engineering Increases Hunger
..................48
 
Genetic Modification Decision Rule
.........49
 
Genetics Discursive Solvency
....................50
 
A2: Fish Farming Solves
..............................51
 
Fossil Fuels 
Fossil Fuels Running Out
............................52
 
Fossil Fuel Exhaustion Impact
....................54
 
Fossil Fuels Cause Global Warming
...........55
 
Oil Dependence Now
..............................56
 
Oil Dependence Causes War
...................57
 
Oil Dependence Destroys Economy
........58
 
Oil Terrorism Impacts
.................................60
 
Global Warming Impacts
.........................61
 
Warming Causes Water Shortage
............62
 
Warming Causes Hunger
..........................63
 
A2: Global Warming Doesn’t Exist
............64
 
A2: Nuclear Power Solves
.........................65
 
A2: Fusion Power Solves
............................68
 
A2: Natural Gas Solves
..............................69 
Water 
Water Shortages Now
...............................70
 
Water Shortage Causes War
....................72 
Space Advantage
No Space Travel Now
...............................73
 
Now Is Key for Space
................................75
 
Space Travel Snowballs
............................76
 
Space Exploration Solves Everything
........77
 
Space Exploration Moral Imperative
........78
 
Space Exploration Solves All Critiques
......79
 
A2: Other Planets Uninhabitable
..............80
 
A2: We’ll Find Aliens
..................................81
 
A2: We’ll Have Wars With Colonies
...........82
 
A2: China Relations on Space
..................83
 
A2: Nuclear Power Solves Space
..............84
 
Asteroid = Extinction
.................................87
 
Space Solves Asteroids
.............................89
 
A2: No Planet-Killers Coming
....................90
 
A2: We Never Get Hit
................................92
 
A2: Deflect the Asteroid
............................93
 
Economic Collapse Turns Case
................94
 
Exploration Solves Economy
.....................95
 
Nano Space Scenario 
Nanotech is Coming Now
.........................96
 
Nanotechnology is Inevitable
...................97
 
Rogue Nanites Cause Extinction
...............98
 
Space Solves Bio-Weapons
.......................99
 
Nano Helps Quantum Theory
..................100
 
Space Solves Nano
.................................101 
Hydrogen Advantage
No Hydrogen Fuel Now
...........................102
 
A2: There’s Hydrogen Research Now
......103
 
Japan Developing Hydrogen
.................104
 
Fossil Fuels Key to Electricity
.....................105
 
Hydrogen Fuel Key to Space
..................106
 
Hydrogen Solves Fuel Crisis
......................107
 
Hydrogen Fuel Solves Pollution
................108
 
Hydrogen Increases Hegemony
.............109
 
Hydrogen Solves Dedevelopment
..........110
 
A2: EU Relations
.......................................111
 
Renewables Solve Poverty
......................112 
Solvency
OTEC Increases Fishing
............................113
 
OTEC Solves Energy
.................................114
 
OTEC Solves Fossil Fuels
...........................116
 
OTEC Solves Nuclear Power
....................117
 
OTEC Solves Global Warming
.................118
 
OTEC Solves Water Shortages
.................119
 
OTEC Creates Hydrogen
.........................121
 
Companies Will do OTEC
........................122
 
Government Can Encourage OTEC
.......123
 
DOE Can Solve
........................................124
 
A2: Too Expensive for Businesses
.............125
 
A2: No Locations
.....................................126
 
A2: Causes Global Cooling
.....................127 
Answers
Politically Unpopular
................................128
 
Increases Economy
.................................129
 
Decreases Hegemony
............................130
 
A2: Private Actor CP
................................131
 
A2: ‘Technology’ is Bad
...........................132
 
A2: Environmental Critiques
....................133
 
Topicality
.................................................135
 
 
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Observation One: Inherency.................................1 
 
OTEC Debatenexus.comAffirmative ___/__
1
Observation One: Inherency.
Companies don’t have the economic incentive to develop Ocean ThermalEnergy Conversion, a.k.a. OTEC, now.NOAA Online
http://www.csc.noaa.gov/opis/html/summary/otec.htm
Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Act (42 U.S.C. §§ 9101 et seq.There has been a low level of activity under the OTEC Act since its passage in 1980. FollowingNOAA's initial environmental studies and implementation of a licensing program, NOAA has notreceived any license applications for OTEC facilities or plantships. The availability and therelatively low prices of fossil fuels, coupled with the risks to potential investors, has limited theinterest in commercial development of OTEC projects. The need to protect the environmentalquality of ocean resources and ecosystems may outweigh the benefits of constructing OTECfacilities in certain areas. Moreover, OTEC projects have offered an unclear return on asignificant investment. (Source: Year of the Ocean Discussion Papers, 1998)

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