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Disposable Planet Kritik1SU Debate Institute '11Bagwell/Galloway Lab
Disposable Planet Kritik Index
Disposable Planet Kritik Index..........................................................................................................................................1Disposable Planet Kritik Shell (1-2)..................................................................................................................................2Disposable Planet Kritik Shell (2-2)..................................................................................................................................4*****Link Extensions*****..................................................................................................................................................6Links: Generic Space......................................................................................................................................................8Links: Space Colonization..............................................................................................................................................10Links: Space Mining......................................................................................................................................................12Links: Valuing Nature for Humans.................................................................................................................................14Links: Environmental Crisis Rhetoric.............................................................................................................................16Links: Representations..................................................................................................................................................18*****Impact Extensions*****............................................................................................................................................20Impacts: Environmental Destruction..............................................................................................................................22Impact Extensions: Calculation.....................................................................................................................................24Impact Extensions: Genocide........................................................................................................................................26Impact Extensions: Standing Reserve...........................................................................................................................28Impact Extensions..........................................................................................................................................................30Impacts...........................................................................................................................................................................32Impacts...........................................................................................................................................................................34*****Alternative Solvency Extensions*****.......................................................................................................................37Alternative Solvency.......................................................................................................................................................39Alternative Solvency.......................................................................................................................................................40***Disposable Planet: Affirmative 2ac Answers***.........................................................................................................42Disposable Planet: Affirmative 2ac Answers ................................................................................................................44Disposable Planet: Affirmative 2ac Answers ................................................................................................................46Affirmative Impact Answers............................................................................................................................................48Space Solves Warming .................................................................................................................................................50Space Solves Ozone Depletion......................................................................................................................................521ar: Space Exploration Key to Solve Environmental Problems.....................................................................................541ar: Perm Extensions....................................................................................................................................................551ar: Perm Extensions....................................................................................................................................................571ar: Perm Extensions....................................................................................................................................................591ar: Space Exploration Causes Environmental Consciousness Shifting.......................................................................611ar: Life is Pre-Eminent Value.......................................................................................................................................631ar: Science Bolsters Progressive Left Agenda ..........................................................................................................651ar: Alternative Fails......................................................................................................................................................671ar: Tech Needed to solve............................................................................................................................................691ar: Status quo tech won’t cause extinction..................................................................................................................711ar: Ecological crisis rhetoric is good............................................................................................................................73
 
Disposable Planet Kritik2SU Debate Institute '11Bagwell/Galloway Lab
Disposable Planet Kritik Shell (1-2)
A) Space exploration expands the resource exploitation mindset of Earth to space:
Margaret R.
McLean 2006
(Assistant director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara Universityhttp://www.scu.edu/ethics/publications/ethicalperspectives/space-exploration.html) JMA
With yesterday's budget proposal, President Bush put money behind his January 2004 promise: "We will build new ships to carry man forward intothe universe, to gain a new foothold on the moon, and to prepare for new journeys to worlds beyond our own." In the budget unveiled on Monday,almost $17 billion will fly into NASA's coffers with around $5.3 billion dedicated to space exploration. The Crew Exploration Vehicle and LaunchVehicles will be built; new spacecraft on their way to the moon and Mars will be whizzing overhead by 2014. NASA chief Michael Griffin claimed thatthis new budget would set the stage for "the expansion of human presence into the solar system." But
before we think about exploring-andpotentially exploiting-"the final frontier," we would do well to remember that we do not have a very good track record inprotecting our planet home. We have expanded human presence into pristine forests resulting in the disruption of migratory routes, soil erosion, and species extinction.
What can be learned from our presence on Earth about the potential impact of our forays into the outer reaches of the solar system? We are the only earthly creatures with the capacity to extend our influence beyond the 4corners of the globe.
This puts on us the responsibility to acknowledge that, despite the depths of space, it is not solimitless as to be able to weather mistreatment or suffer every demand we may place on it.
One way to think about expandingour presence in the solar system is through the lens of stewardship. Stewardship envisions humans not as owners of the solar system but asresponsible managers of its wonder and beauty. Stewardship holds us accountable for a prudent use of space resources
. Such responsibilitymay support exploration of the final frontier, but at the same time it warns against exploitation of its resources. Wemust account for our urges and actions in terms of their impact on others, the universe, and the future.
As we boldly plan toextend ourselves to places where no one has gone before, we would do well to consider the following principles: 1.
Space preservationrequires that the solar system be values for its own sake, not on the basis of what it can do for us. 2. Spaceconservation insists that extraterrestrial resources ought not to be exploited to benefit the few at the expense of themany or of the solar system itself. 3. Space sustainability asks that our explorations "do no harm" and that we leavethe moon, Mars, and space itself no worse-and perhaps better-than we found them.
As we expand human presence into thesolar system, we ought not to park ethical considerations next to the launching pad.
We must
take our best ethical thinking with us
 
as
 
we cross the frontier of space exploration.
B) The mindset of exploiting nature leads to ontological damnation that outweighs a nuclear war:
Zimmerman, ’94
(Tulane Philosophy Professor, Contesting Earth’s Future)
 
Heidegger asserted that
human self-assertion, combined with the eclipse of being, threatens the relation between beingand human Dasein.
3
Loss of this relation would be
even more dangerous than
 
a nuclear war that might "bring about
 
thecomplete annihilation of humanity and the destruction of the earth
."
 
This controversial claim is comparable to the Christianteaching that it is better to forfeit the world than to lose one's soul by losing one's relation to God. Heidegger apparently thought along these lines:
itis possible that after a nuclear war, life might once again emerge, but it is far less likely that there
will ever again
 
occur an ontological clearing through which such life could manifest itself 
.
Further, since modernity's one-dimensionaldisclosure of entities virtually denies them any "being" at all,
the loss of humanity's openness for being is already occurring.
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Modernity's background mood is
horror in the face of nihilism
, which is consistent with the aim of 
providing
 
material "happiness" for everyone by reducing nature to pure energy
.
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The unleashing of vast quantities of energy in nuclear war would be
equivalent to modernity's slow-motion destruction of nature
: unbounded destruc -tion would equal
limitless consumption
. If humanity avoided nuclear war only to survive as contented clever animals,
Heidegger believed
we would exist in a
state of ontological damnation
:
hell on earth, masquerading as material paradise
.
 
Disposable Planet Kritik3SU Debate Institute '11Bagwell/Galloway Lab

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