The Instigator
CloudApex
Pro (for)
Winning
11 Points
The Contender
BobTurner
Con (against)
Losing
0 Points

5 minutes: Global warming is a problem.

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CloudApex
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/17/2014 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (3)
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CloudApex

Pro

First round is for acceptance.

5 minute responses.

2000 allotted characters.

Voting period: 10 days.
BobTurner

Con

I accept.
Debate Round No. 1
CloudApex

Pro

Thank you for accepting this debate.

I would like to start by scaffolding my argument.

Statistically speaking, the average atmospheric temperature has risen tremendously in the past few decades and if it continues to expand at an exponential rate, will entail troublesome problems to the generations of the future and even those who live imminently.

Its presence is no longer benign. The amount of coral reefs and mangroves have experienced a dramatic decline in the past few years. Organisms that live in cold regions like that of Antarctica and Arctic are forced to either assimilate to the rapidly warming conditions, migrate to cooler and inhospitable tropical regions between the Tropic of Capricorn and the Tropic of Cancer or die as the glacial ice caps and icebergs melt.

As huge ice masses melt, coastal flooding will become an insurmountable problem. San Fransisco and its coastal residents WILL suffer losses and will be displaced.

Due to the time limit, I will conclude in the following round.
BobTurner

Con

BobTurner forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
CloudApex

Pro

CloudApex forfeited this round.
BobTurner

Con

BobTurner forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by CloudApex 3 years ago
CloudApex
I unintentionally forfeited round 3.

The five hottest years on record have all occurred since 1997. http://www.nature.org... Greenhouse gasses such as methane and carbon dioxide, coal mining and power plants, deforestation and automobile exudation have all contributed to the exponential warming of the planet. Heat deaths are becoming increasingly common, storms like Hurricane Katrina are intensifying, and illnesses are becoming increasingly pandemic. "During the 20th century, the Earth"s average temperature rose one degree Fahrenheit to its highest level in the past four centuries " believed to be the fastest rise in a thousand years. Scientists project that if emissions of heat-trapping carbon emissions aren"t reduced, average surface temperatures could increase by 3 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit by the end of the century. Don"t let average temperatures fool you: A one-degree increase may be found in one place, a 12-degree increase in another place, and yet other areas may become much colder. The planet"s oceans are also warming, which is causing dangerous consequences such as stronger storms, coral bleaching and rising seas." http://www.nature.org...
Posted by CloudApex 3 years ago
CloudApex
I unintentionally forfeited round 3.

The five hottest years on record have all occurred since 1997. http://www.nature.org... Greenhouse gasses such as methane and carbon dioxide, coal mining and power plants, deforestation and automobile exudation have all contributed to the exponential warming of the planet. Heat deaths are becoming increasingly common, storms like Hurricane Katrina are intensifying, and illnesses are becoming increasingly pandemic. "During the 20th century, the Earth"s average temperature rose one degree Fahrenheit to its highest level in the past four centuries " believed to be the fastest rise in a thousand years. Scientists project that if emissions of heat-trapping carbon emissions aren"t reduced, average surface temperatures could increase by 3 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit by the end of the century. Don"t let average temperatures fool you: A one-degree increase may be found in one place, a 12-degree increase in another place, and yet other areas may become much colder. The planet"s oceans are also warming, which is causing dangerous consequences such as stronger storms, coral bleaching and rising seas." http://www.nature.org...
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Vote Placed by Themba 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: FF and uncontested arguments
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Reasons for voting decision: I guess there was only one debate round submitted. I would venture to say that 5 minutes is too short of time to type in a round. Con should pay attention to the time in the future.