January-February 2014 NFL LD: Developing Nations and the Environment

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Resolved: Developing countries should prioritize environmental protection over resource extraction when the two are in conflict.

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Table of Contents

META

  • DEFINITIONS: DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

AFFIRMATIVE

  • WORLD POVERTY: DECREASING
  • ENVIRONMENTAL PRIORITY GOOD: ENVIRONMENT TRUMPS ALL OTHER CONCERNS
  • ENVIRONMENTAL PRIORITY GOOD: SAVES LIVES
  • ENVIRONMENTAL PRIORITY GOOD: ULTIMATELY DECREASES POVERTY
  • ENVIRONMENTAL PRIORITY GOOD: CREATES LASTING SOLUTIONS TO POVERTY
  • BIOCENTRICISM MINDSET BEST: WHAT IS BIOCENTRICISM AND DEEP ECOLOGY?
  • BIOCENTRICISM MINDSET BEST: HUMAN CLAIMS OF HELPING ENVIRONMENT DOOMS THE EARTH
  • BIOCENTRICISM MINDSET BEST: BEST HOPE FOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT
  • BIOCENTRICISM MINDSET BEST: SEEING THE WORLD AS A BIOTIC COMMUNITY BEST
  • BIOCENTRICISM MINDSET BEST: OFFERS TRUE FREEDOM FOR HUMANS
  • ANTHROPOCENTRICISM BAD: HUMAN-BASED WORLD DOOMS THE EARTH
  • ANTHROPOCENTRICISM MINDSET BAD: HUMAN, INCREMENTAL CHANGE WON’T FIX THE ENVIRONMENTAL DOOM
  • ANTHROPOCENTRICISM MINDSET BAD: HUMAN SUPERIORITY WILL LEAD TO EXTINCTION
  • ANTHROPOCENTRICISM MINDSET BAD: HUMAN ECONOMIC INSTITUTIONS WILL DOOM THE EARTH
  • ANTHROPOCENTRICISM MINDSET BAD: SEEING EARTH AS A RESOURCE FOR HUMANS BAD
  • ANTHROPOCENTRICISM MINDSET BAD: MUST REJECT PROPERTY MINDSET
  • ANTHROPOCENTRICISM MINDSET BAD: HUMAN CENTEREDNESS HAS NO JUSTIFICATION
  • ANTHROPOCENTRICISM MINDSET BAD: HUMAN ELITES DOOM THE ENVIRONMENT
  • A/T: BIOCENTRICISM/DEEP ECOLOGY IS FASCIST/TOTALITARIAN
  • A/T: BIOCENTRICISM IS MISANTHROPIC
  • A/T: BIOCENTRICISM TOO SIMPLISTIC OF A WORLD VIEW
  • CONSERVATION MINDSET GOOD: IMPORTANT FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
  • GROWTH MINDSET BAD
  • A/T: MUST HAVE DEVELOPMENT TO SOLVE POVERTY IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD
  • A/T: POVERTY CAUSES TERRORISM

NEGATIVE

  • BALANCE NEGATIVE: RESOLUTION IS A FALSE DILEMMA
  • BALANCE NEGATIVE: AUTHORS BELIEVE IN BOTH
  • BALANCE NEGATIVE: MINDING BOTH INTERESTS IS KEY TO MEETING EITHER NEED
  • BALANCE NEGATIVE: FOCUSING ON BOTH WILL SOLVE POVERTY
  • BALANCE NEGATIVE: EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE PROVES IT IS POSSIBLE
  • RESOLUTIONAL KRITIK: BINARY RESOLUTION BAD
  • WORLD POVERTY: SIGNIFICANT
  • WORLD POVERTY: INCREASING
  • WORLD POVERTY: MORE IMPORTANT THAN ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS
  • WORLD POVERTY: LEADING CAUSE OF TERRORISM
  • WORLD POVERTY: INSTABILITY JUSTIFIED USING RESOURCES
  • TURN: POVERTY CAUSES ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS; MUST FOCUS THERE FIRST
  • ANTHROPOCENTRICISM MINDSET BEST: DECIDING ENVIRONMENT FIRST IS ABSURD
  • ANTHROPOCENTRICISM MINDSET BEST: ALLOWS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT TO BE PROTECTED
  • ANTHROPOCENTRICISM MINDSET BEST: ALLOWS FOR A LONG-TERM VIEW TO BE ADOPTED
  • ANTHROPOCENTRICISM MINDSET BEST: NEED HUMAN ETHICAL SYSTEMS TO EXPRESS VALUE TO NATURE
  • BIOCENTRICISM MINDSET BAD: BIOCENTRICISM IS A VAGUE PHILOSOPHY
  • BIOCENTRICISM MINDSET BAD: WON’T SOLVE ENVIRONMENT PROBLEMS
  • BIOCENTRICISM MINDSET BAD: IDEOLOGY IS ANTI-HUMAN
  • ECONOMIC GROWTH GOOD: KEY TO DIMINISHING POVERTY
  • CONSERVATION BAD: DOOMS THE RURAL POOR
  • USING NATURAL RESOURCES GOOD: KEY TO DIMINISHING POVERTY
  • USING NATURAL RESOURCES GOOD: USING ENERGY RESOURCES KEY TO REDUCE POVERTY
  • A/T: DEVELOPMENT MUST BE SUSTAINABLE