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Can climate change be fixed?

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iamanatheistandthisiswhy
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/13/2014 Category: Science
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Fusion_assaults

Con

Can climate change be fixed?
iamanatheistandthisiswhy

Pro

I accept this debate and after asking for clarification and getting none. I will put forward definitions here.

Climate Change refers to man made climate change.
Importantly, this does not mean I am in anyway denying natural climate fluctuations. I will debate purely with respect to the man made climate change contribution aspect and if it is possible to fix this.

Good luck to my opponent. I hope we can have a constructive debate

Debate Round No. 1
Fusion_assaults

Con

Fusion_assaults forfeited this round.
iamanatheistandthisiswhy

Pro

My opponent has forfeited the second round, so let me put some type of argument here and hope my opponent arrives for the last round.

If we consider that climate change is partly man made as defined for this debate. It then holds that if we remove the man made contributions to climate change from the atmosphere that climate change can be reversed/fixed. This is what is currently being done in an industrial setting with amine scrubbing and other adsorption techniques for the removal of CO2 from the atmosphere.(1,2) This proves that we can remove the man made contribution to climate change. As such we are able to fix the current change in the climate caused by anthropogenic causes.

While CO2 is not the only contributor to climate change, it is a major player.(3) As such decreasing the quantity released from factories will be a step in the correct direction to stall the climate change that is occurring due to man made processes. With this stall in place then surely we can increase this technology to reverse and "fix" the climate change that has been caused by man.

I hand the debate back to my opponent.

(1) http://www.sciencemag.org...
(2) http://link.springer.com...
(3) http://nau.edu...
Debate Round No. 2
Fusion_assaults

Con

Fusion_assaults forfeited this round.
iamanatheistandthisiswhy

Pro

Well, that means I win I suppose.

Pity as the debate topic had some potential.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by iamanatheistandthisiswhy 3 years ago
iamanatheistandthisiswhy
Or let me put it this way. Are we talking about man made global warming?
Posted by iamanatheistandthisiswhy 3 years ago
iamanatheistandthisiswhy
I mean seriously I can debate this, but I would like to know what climate change are you talking about. Then at least I can have some idea of what we are dealing with.
Posted by Fusion_assaults 3 years ago
Fusion_assaults
hi man
Posted by iamanatheistandthisiswhy 3 years ago
iamanatheistandthisiswhy
Define climate change. Are you talking about climate change in the sens of man made warming or are you talking about natural fluctuations.
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