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August 26, 2014 / compassioninpolitics

Various Debate Cites

Tournament: Michigan Round Robin | Round: 3 | Opponent: Wayzata | Judge: David Heidt

Deploying apocalypticism effectively spurs action to save the environment – even if our rhetoric gets coopted it still solves
Schatz 12 – director of debate at Binghamton University, not a flesh eater
(Joe Leeson, “The Importance of Apocalypse: The Value of End-Of-The-World Politics While Advancing Ecocriticism”, Journal of Ecocriticism 4(2) July 2012, dml)

Any hesitancy to deploy images of apocalypse out of the risk of acting in a
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where multitudes, and not governments, guide the fate of the planet.

Only the perm removes critique from insulation – key to motivate action
Schatz 12 – (Joe Leeson, “The Importance of Apocalypse: The Value of End-Of-The-World Politics While Advancing Ecocriticism”, Journal of Ecocriticism 4(2) July 2012, dml)

There are three things ecocriticism must keep in mind to retain its effectiveness in the
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though their rhetoric might get co-opted when specific policies get enacted.

Environmental security challenges state legitimacy and lead to a paradigm shift away from militarism
BARNETT, RESEARCH COUNCIL FELLOW IN THE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENQUIRY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE, 2001 JON, THE MEANING OF ENVIRONMENTAL SECURITY: ECOLOGICAL POLITICS AND POLICY IN THE NEW SECURITY ERA, CHAPTER 9, 137-41

The question of whether it is valid to understand environmental problems as security problems recurs
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real failure that is likely to ensue from the project of environmental security.

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