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The climate change advantage

Stefan Bauschard

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2014 climate change bibliography

The case to develop a solution to climate change triggered by global warming has only become better.  Recent evidence from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, an authoritative body of climate scientists, indicates that the evidence that supports the claim for average increases in the earth’s temperature over time is unequivocal:

Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis

Observations of the climate system are based on direct measurements and remote sensing from satellites and » Continue Reading.

Public Forum Debate Grows in China

 

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I had the opportunity to spend the last ten days participating in Public Forum format debates in China with two current members of the Lakeland District Debate team and one recent graduate.  We participated in tournaments organized by the National Speech & Debate Association (NSDA) of China and Dipont Education Management.  In all, we competed in one tournament in Hangzhou, engaged in demo debates in Nanjing & Shanghai, and we judged a beginners tournament in » Continue Reading.

Lakeland District Debate Competes in China: Days 7-8: Shanghai

S28 Our time in Shanghai culminated in some great sightseeing and we took this picture from “The Bund” across the Yantzghe river and pointing toward the financial district of Shanghai.

Before touring, however, we started our time in Shanghai at the Associated School of Fudan University.

We began that visit with a great lunch in the school cafeteria.

photo 1(2) They had a plan for us to talk with the students about high school life in the US, college admissions, and debate.

photo 4(2)They were very supportive of promoting debate at their school.

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Oceans topic — Remote sensing cites & files

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Remote Sensing Aff @ Planet Debate

Remote Sensing Neg @ Planet Debate

NASA Science, no date, “NASA Oceanography,” http://science.nasa.gov/earth-science/oceanography/

EMU Stat, no date, http://www.eumetsat.int/website/home/AboutUs/WhatWeDo/MonitoringClimate/index.html

Sea Technology, January 2013, The National Ocean Policy Fosters Collaboration for Healthier Oceans, Mineta, Norman Y.  Co-Chair, Joint Ocean Commission Initiative; Vice Chair, Hill & Knowlton Inc.; Former U.S. Transportation, Commerce Secretary, p. 54

James Lewis, CSIS, 2010, Earth Observation for Climate Change: A Report of the CSIS Technology and Public Policy Program, http://csis.org/files/publication/100608_Lewis_EarthObservation_WEB.pdf

NASA Science, no date, Ocean Exploration, http://science1.nasa.gov/earth-science/oceanography/ocean-exploration/

NOAA, no date, How NOAA Monitors the Climate, http://www.noaa.gov/features/02_monitoring/climate.html

European Space Agency, February 7, 2014, Space for our Climate, http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/Space_for_our_climate/Is_global_warming_hiding_underwater

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Lakeland District Debate Competes in China: Days 5-6: Nanjing

We spent April 15 & 16th in Nanjing, China where we engaged in some demo debates and sight seeing.

Our first two demo debates were at Nanjing Foreign Languages School (NFLS).  NFLS, coached by Thom O’Rourke, is widely regarded as one of the top three schools in all of China.

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In the first debate, Humza & Jatin faced off against Priten and Ryan Wang, last year’s quarterfinalist in the China national tournament.

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In the second demo debate, Humza & Jatin debated last year’s China national champions — Vicki & Rosalind.

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