The Instigator
Stupidape
Pro (for)
The Contender
MIKE141MPR
Con (against)

Anthropogenic climate change.

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Started: 12/19/2016 Category: Science
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Debating Period
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Stupidape

Pro

I will contend that anthropegenic climate change exists. The contender will contend that anthropegenic climate change is non-existent.


Structure
R1 Acceptance & definitions
R2 Arguments
R3 Rebuttals
R4 Defense

Burden of proof
Burden of proof will be shared equally. This is because I am making the affrimative claim and the instiagator, yet am arguing for what is normally accepted in the scientific community. Therefore, the burdens of proof cancel each other out resulting in neutral 50/50 burden of proof.

Further explanation of r1 setup. First round is just for acceptance and definitions if need be. Common definitions are assumed, unless otherwise stated and agreed upon.

Round two each person will make their argument, but no direct responses to the other person's argument. Focus on making a convincing argument that if not for your opponent's rebuttal would sell your audience. This is the only round to make new arguments for your case.

Round three each person will respond directly to their opponent's round two argument pointing out any logical fallacies and attempt to find flaws.

Round four each person defends their round two argument against their opponent's round three argument. For example if I say that is a cherry picking fallacy as a rebuttal in round three against my opponent round two argument, my opponent would explain in round four as a defense why me calling their argument a cherry picking fallacy is incorrect.

Thank you in advance for accepting the debate.

Previous debate for reference. [0] Try to stick to the structure please, makes it much easier for voters to follow the debate.

Source.
0. http://www.debate.org...
MIKE141MPR

Con

Global warming in simply not true. I will start this debate with one simple question; If increased levels of carbon in the atmosphere (just one example) means the global temperature rises, why is there not an Identical correlation between the global carbon emissions and the global temperature?
Debate Round No. 1
Stupidape

Pro

R2 Arguments


Note, my opponent has deviated from the structure in round one and should be penalized. Suggestion, one point for conduct.


A scientific consensus exists on the reality of anthropogenic climate change.

" But there is a scientific consensus on the reality of anthropogenic climate change. Climate scientists have repeatedly tried to make this clear. It is time for the rest of us to listen." [1]


Man-made climate change has already claimed human lives and continues to do so.


"in a general context where the anthropogenic contribution to climate change is becoming more plausible, led to an excess of 14,947 deaths in France, between August 4 and 18, 2003. The greatest increase in mortality was due to causes directly attributable to heat: dehydration, hyperthermia, heat stroke." [2]

"The association between climate change and the frequency and intensity of extreme heat events is now well established. " [3]

"The World Health Organisation estimates that the warming and precipitation trends due to anthropogenic climate change of the past 30 years already claim over 150,000 lives annually. Many prevalent human diseases are linked to climate fluctuations, from cardiovascular mortality and respiratory illnesses due to heatwaves, to altered transmission of infectious diseases and malnutrition from crop failures." [4]

"The consensus that humans are causing recent global warming is shared by 90%–100% of publishing climate scientists according to six independent studies by co-authors of this paper. Those results are consistent with the 97% consensus reported by Cook et al " [5]

My argument is succinct and should prove that man-made climate change is extremely likely to exist. Thanks for debating.

Sources:
1. http://science.sciencemag.org...
2. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com...
3. http://dx.doi.org...
4. http://www.nature.com...
5. http://iopscience.iop.org...
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Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by Stupidape 1 year ago
Stupidape
I created another debate linked below since my opponent has no other debates and only created his/her account about an hour ago.

http://www.debate.org...
Posted by Stupidape 1 year ago
Stupidape
So I do not break the structure of the debate I will respond to your round one question in the comments.

"Global warming in simply not true. I will start this debate with one simple question; If increased levels of carbon in the atmosphere (just one example) means the global temperature rises, why is there not an Identical correlation between the global carbon emissions and the global temperature?" MIKE141MPR

This is due to positive and negative feedback cycles and the fact that Co2 is not the only greenhouse gas. Methane (CH4), Nitrous Oxide (N2O), and fluorinated gases are also responsible for man-made global climate change.

"The heat-trapping nature of carbon dioxide and other gases was demonstrated in the mid-19th century.2"

"Methane (CH4): Methane is emitted during the production and transport of coal, natural gas, and oil. Methane emissions also result from livestock and other agricultural practices and by the decay of organic waste in municipal solid waste landfills.
Nitrous oxide (N2O): Nitrous oxide is emitted during agricultural and industrial activities, as well as during combustion of fossil fuels and solid waste.
Fluorinated gases: "

https://www.epa.gov...
http://climate.nasa.gov...
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