[eDebate] Need help with a new topic paper on Global warming

Andy Ellis andy.edebate
Wed Jun 20 14:19:30 CDT 2007


FE.

On 6/20/07, Steven D'Amico <stevendamico at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> I'm not at all.. But Elliot is... I mean.. jesus. come on. The man is Al
> Gore's gloabl warming research assistant.  And policy debaters become policy
> makers CA my other posts on this topic.
>
> I'm just saying ZERO way this become the topic. Not looking for a fight
> here.
>
> steve
>
> On 6/20/07, Andy Ellis <andy.edebate at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > actually steve, solvency contingent resolutions are real good, when
> > worded properly they screen out small affs but give the aff flex...r:green
> > house gasses should be reduced by 20 percent is great cause only affs that
> > can achieve that can win, but its up to the aff to figure out how...it gives
> > gaurenteed links not to the mech but to the goal, that brackets the impact
> > calculation in a great way because there is no kicking out of the case to go
> > for something else without becoming untopical...i know its not conventional
> > theory but that doesnt make it wrong...
> >
> > also please warrent the claim. you and elliot are driving a large part
> > of  the debate on warming...it may be true but its a big assertion to
> > make...
> >
> > On 6/20/07, Steven D'Amico <stevendamico at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > Not sure if you got the memo Scott, but we had that topic already on
> > > energy policy.. and in fact, I'm proud to think it has driven a large
> > > portion of today's debate on warming. Need proof? Ask Elliot. Or any of us
> > > who debated that topic and now work in politics/government etc.
> > >
> > > I'd venture to say the chances of your topic getting picked 1-100.
> > >
> > > Now if we can ust find someone to write a damned Latin America topic.
> > >
> > > Oh by the way, all those topics you proposed are solvency contingent
> > > to be topical. In other words, to be T, you must solve.... sounds like a bad
> > > idea...
> > >
> > > D'Amico
> > >
> > > On 6/20/07, Andy Ellis < andy.edebate at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > R: USFG + KYOTO =GOOD
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > (insert appropriate language about ratification and accedeing or
> > > > what ever)
> > > >
> > > > On 6/20/07,  scottelliott at grandecom.net <scottelliott at grandecom.net>
> > > > wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > I am beginning work on a new topic paper for the 2008-2009 season.
> > > > > The problem
> > > > > area is global warming. I'd like input on how to frame a
> > > > > resolution(s) that
> > > > > would accomodate most teams that run critical affirmatives.
> > > > > Stating the problem
> > > > > area is simple--plenty of people say that global warming is a
> > > > > problem and that
> > > > > humans are a major cause. The solvency mechanism(s)--ones that
> > > > > would actually
> > > > > solve, are the real problem.
> > > > >
> > > > > Examples of draft resolutions:
> > > > >
> > > > > Resolved: The USFG should enact a policy to substantially reduce
> > > > > global warming
> > > > > through legislation, regulation or formal international agreement.
> > > > >
> > > > > Resolved: The USFG should enact a policy to substantially reduce
> > > > > the
> > > > > emission(s)of greenhouse gases through legislation, regulation or
> > > > > formal
> > > > > international agreement.
> > > > >
> > > > > Resolved: The United Stattes should enact a policy to
> > > > > substantially reduce its
> > > > > grenhouse gas emissions to, or below, 1990 emission levels.
> > > > >
> > > > > Input would be appreciated.
> > > > >
> > > > > Scott Elliott
> > > > >
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