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State. State refers to the individual 50 states.
Spearhead. Spearhead means to lead.
Strait of Hormuz. The Strait of Hormuz is a narrow, strategically important strait between the Gulf of
Oman in the southeast and the Persian Gulf. On the north coast is Iran and on the south coast is the
United Arab Emirates and Musandam, an exclave of Oman.
Urban Sprawl. The development of large suburbs on the outskirts of big cities where people l ive and
then commute into work. 3|Page High Speed Rail Negative BDL
AAR. American Association of Railroads
CBO. Congressional Budget Office
CFR. Council on Foreign Relations
CO2. Carbon Dioxide
GDP. Gross Domestic Product
GHG. Greenhouse gases
IPCC. International Panel on Climate Change
K-12. US grades kindergarten-12th grade
MIT. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
NASA. National Aeronautic and Space Agency
PTC. Positive Train Control
PWRG. Passenger Rail Working Group
STB. Surface Transportation Board
UCS. Union of Concerned Scientists 4|Page High Speed Rail Negative BDL
No Harms – Climate Change – Not True [____] [____] Climate change theory is false – humans not to blame
Senate Minority Report, 2007
(December, http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Minority.SenateRep ort#report)
Atmospheric scientist Dr. Nathan Paldor, Professor of Dynamical Meteorology and Physical
Oceanography at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has authored almost 70 peer -reviewed
studies and won several awards. "First, temperature changes, as well as rates of temperature
changes (both increase and decrease) of magnitudes similar to that reported by IPCC to have
occurred since the Industrial revolution (about 0.8C in 150 years or even 0.4C in the last 35
years) have occurred in Earth's climatic history. There's nothing special about the recent rise!"
Paldor told EPW on December 4, 2007. "Second, our ability to make realizable (or even sensible)
future forecasts are greatly exaggerated relied upon by the IPCC. This is true both for the numerical
modeling efforts (the same models that yield abysmal 3-day forecasts are greatly simplified and run
for 100 years!)," Paldor explained. "Third, the rise in atmospheric CO2 is much smaller (by about
50%) than that expected from the anthropogenic activity (burning of fossil fuels such as oil, coal
and natural gas), which implies that the missing amount of CO2 is (most probably) absorbed by the
ocean. 5|Page High Speed Rail Negative BDL No Harms – Climate Change – Humans Can Adapt
[____] [____] Adaptation to climate change solves
World Bank, 2012
(“Climate Change Adaptation,” http://climatechange.worldbank.org/overview/climate -changeadaptation)
Climate change affects the poor and the vulnerable in two main ways. First, agriculture
productivity is very sensitive to changes in rainfall and the length of seasons, and poor people are
heavily dependent on agriculture as a source of...
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