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BLN Environmental Impact Takeouts

BLN Environmental Impact Takeouts

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09/14/2012

 
SDI 2008 Enviromental Impact Takouts CoreBushey/Lawson/Nierman
Environmental Impact Takeouts
Acid Rain
SQ Solves – Acid Rain..........................................2Acid Rain Not Harmful – Forests/Trees................3Reducing SO2 Worsens Global Warming..............4
Air Pollution
Air Pollution – Particulates – Studies AreWrong/Limited......................................................5Air Pollution – Particulates Are Exaggerated........6
Desertification/Soil Erosion
Desertification Isn’t a Threat/Desertification isDeclining...............................................................7 No Correlation Between Erosion and Crop Yield..8Soil Erosion Figures Aren’t Factually Based.........9
Diseases
 No Mutations – Generic Diseases...........................10 No Mutations – Bird Flu.........................................11Viruses Don’t Cause Extinction..............................12Alt Causes to Disease Spread.................................13SQ Solves – New Test for Drug Resistant TB........14
 Natural Disasters
Building Codes Prevent Earthquakes From BecomingA Disaster................................................................15Alt Causes to Natural Disaster Response................16 No Solvency for Structural Damage – Lack of Knowledge..............................................................17SQ Solves – NASA => Quake Warning Systems...18 Natural Disasters Don’t Collapse the Economy......19
Famine/Monocultures
Alt Causes to Famine.............................................20Famine From Lack of Food Is Decreasing............21Monocultures – Soilborne Pathogens Can BeControlled..............................................................22Monocultures => Famine.......................................23Monocultures Are Beneficial – “Green Revolution”..........................................24Monocultures Key to Global Competitiveness.25Perennial Crops Key to the Food Chain...........26
Oceans/Oil Spills
Humyn Impact on Oceans is Insignificant........27 No Solvency – LOST Key to Protect Ocean Ecosystems.....................................................................28-29Collapse of Ocean Food Chain is Exaggerated.30 No Solvency – LOST Key to SolvencyOverfishing.......................................................31Alt. Causes to Overfshing.................................32Oil Spills – Impact Insignificant.......................33Oil Spills Don’t Harm Reefs/Clean-Up Efforts Don’tSolve.................................................................34Offshore Drilling is Safe – Transportation, NotExtraction is the Problem..................................35
Ozone
Threats of Ozone Depletion Are Exaggerated..36-37Ozone Depletion Already Slowing....................38
Species/Bio-D Loss/Deforestation
Species Extinction = Natural Process...............39Species/Bio-D Extinction Numbers Are Exaggerated...........................................................................40-42AG Development Kills Bio-D..........................43Bio-D Not Key to the Ecosystem.....................44Species/Bio-D Collapse = Empirically Denied.45Species/Bio-D Collapse = Long Timeframe.....46Bioinvasion Makes Bio-D Loss Inevitable.......47Amazon Rainforests Are Not Threatened/Deforestationis Exaggerated...................................................48Forests Are Growing.........................................49Sustainable Development Hurts Forests Conservationand Bio-D.........................................................50
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SQ Solves - Acid Rain
1. Acid Rain Program is already solving in many areas – EPA studies proveDeegan
3/10/20
03
 
[“Acid Rain Decreasing in Midwest” David Deegan BLR Business and Legal Reportshttp://enviro.blr.com/display.cfm/id/34152]
EPA has released a report that further documents the success of its Acid Rain Program in reducing acid rain insensitive ecosystems of the United States. The most recent data confirm a large and widespread decrease in wetsulfate deposition (i.e., acidic precipitation) across broad areas of the northeastern and upper midwestern UnitedStates.
Acid rain includes both wet deposition (rain, snow, and fog) and dry deposition (gases and particles) of sulfate.
According to the report, the amount of wet sulfate deposited to lakes and streams declined by approximately 40 percent in the 1990s, significantlyreducing the number of these systems affected by acid deposition. Regional declines in surface water sulfate can be directly linked to declines in emissions and the deposition of sulfur that have occurred since the 1990 CleanAir Act Amendments.
Highlights of the report show:
Eight percent of lakes in the Adirondacks are currently acidic, down from 13 percent in the early 1990s. 
Fewer than one percent of lakes in the Upper Midwest are currently acidic, down from three percent inthe early 1980s.
Other areas have yet to show clear signs of recovery.
2. Acid Rain Program already solving SO2 emissionsEnvironmental Protection Agency
11/16/
07
(http://www.epa.gov/airmarkt/progress/arp06.html“Acid RainProgram 2006 Progress Report”)The Acid Rain Program (ARP) has reduced SO2 emissions by more than 6.3 million tons from 1990 levels, or about 40 percent of total power sector emissions. In 2006, annual SO2 emissions from ARP units fell sharply,with reductions of 830,000 tons from 2005 levels. Reduced demand, decreases in oil use because of fuel prices,and early Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) compliance all appear to be factors in this decline.
3. EPA trading programs already decreasing SO
2
and NOx levelsEPA
20
07
[The Environment Protection Agency of the United States Governmenthttp://www.lexisnexis.com.proxy1.cl.msu.edu:2047/us/lnacademic/results/docview/docview.do?docLinkInd=true&risb=21_T4136101152&format=GNBFI&sort=RELEVANCE&startDocNo=1&resultsUrlKey=29_T4136092448&cisb=22_T4136101155&treeMax=true&treeWidth=0&csi=8146&docNo=3]Emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide have dropped 53% and 30%, respectively, since 1990 because of federal cap-and-trade policies and other requirements on industry, the Environmental Protection Agency said inan April 30 report. The report, "Air Quality and Emissions? Progress Continues in 2006," is the agency's annualupdate on the effectiveness of air pollution control requirements. EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson creditedthe Bush administration for the emissions cuts because it has targeted emissions from industry and motor vehicles. "The data is in and the trends are good? Our nation's air continues to improve because of the Bushadministration's innovative clean air policies," he said in a statement. "By tackling tailpipes and smokestacks,EPA is clearing the air, and all Americans are breathing easier.”The SO2 and NOx trading programs areresponsible for much of the drops in air pollution. New EPA SO2 and NOx caps, issued in March 2005, aim tocut power plant emissions more than 80% from current levels by 2015.
 
Acid Rain Not Harmful – Forests/Trees
1. Acid rain is not harmful; it actually helps in some cases – NAPAP’s study on trees proves2. Predictions about acid rain are wrong – European forests prove

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