Fracking is neither sustainable nor will it bridge the way towards renewable energy
Any environmental risk is reason enough to calm enthusiasm for natural gas, especially the process of hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking. Fracking requires pumping toxic fluid into the ground at a pressure high enough to fracture shale rocks and release the natural gas inside. This process can cause water pollution, earthquakes, the destruction of aquifers and the elimination of natural landscapes.
Eric Lanning –
Hydraulic fracking will promote sustainability by bridging fossil fuels and alternative energy
One of the dilemmas of the debates about energy in the United States is the reality that no solution is perfect. There are upsides and downsides to any decision, and both traditional — fossil fuels — and alternative — renewable fuels — involve tradeoffs between cost and impact. With this in mind, … Read More »
The Best Web Tools for Debate Work — Policy Debate — Medium.
I love the internet and I love the ways it can make debate work more efficient and easier. Thus, I am constantly experimenting with different web tools to make debate work better.
Read more over at Medium!
A lot of good advice here, but this first tip strikes me as right on!
You don’t need to be a top level debater in high school to be successful in college debate. If you have any interest in trying college debate, try it. Many very successful college debaters had very limited high school careers.
via 10 tips for rising seniors from college debate directors | HS Impact.
Prizes will be awarded
Name these people –
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Also posted at Medium.com
Preseason Anxiety can strike at any time. This sufferer has not yet recovered.
August is a tough time for debaters, in both high school and college. Debate camp is over. “Real” school is about to start again. But what causes us to lose the most sleep, more than even what to wear on the first day of class, is the total uncertainty of predicting what this season’s debate topic will bring.
Found this gem of coach Nick Brown, while searching for pictures of debate tubs on Google.
I love the internet.
Interesting piece on Foreign Policy about Risk that has a lot of potential for thinking about this year’s debate topic.
The Real Risks – By David Rothkopf
With each passing day, it becomes even clearer that despite what appears to be a very serious current terrorist threat, the greatest risks facing America come from our own misplaced priorities and mistaken assumptions.
As recently as late last week, I spoke with a very senior administration official — one of the White House’s best and brightest — who forcefully described the significance of America’s successful destruction of “core” al Qaeda. White House spokesman Jay Carney reiterated this point in comments to the press on Monday. But two errors in that assessment have now become abundantly apparent. The first is obvious given that the current alert is reportedly due in part to communications between a still-active … Read More »