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VicRose
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bilding11296
Con (against)
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Climate Change is a Bigger Global Threat than Terrorism

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bilding11296
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 9/16/2013 Category: News
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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VicRose

Pro

As an indecisive candidate for this matter, I believe both climate change and terrorism are somewhat correlated. Global warming is literally demolishing Earth's ozone, consequently leading to the death of mankind. However, while the human race is still thriving, terrorism has an immense impact on our world. Hundreds of thousands of innocent lives have been taken by those who aren't knowledgable or sane enough to handle their troubles, thus harsh intentions are questionable of many. Simply stated, both climate change and terrorism are tied hand in hand, as they affect each other and the people struggling to survive worldwide.
bilding11296

Con

Terrorism and global warming are not even linked in the slightest. First of all i want to clear something up. Global warming does not have anything to do with the ozone, pollutants in air-conditioners and refridgerators are what destroy the ozone, not CO2. To start off, while terrorism poses a major threat to humanity, it will certainly not destroy humanity. Global warming is an issue that not only threatens all of humanity, but literally every single organism on the planet Earth. Terrorism does not have that sort of influence. And while it may seem they are correlated due to them both being recently critical issues, it is merely a coincidence. Global warming is the end result of all of humanity's ill treatment towards nature, while terrorism is an act simply used by extremists to try to scare people towards a certain point.
Debate Round No. 1
VicRose

Pro

We have both established that global warming's effects are great. Nonetheless, one of it's effects is related to acts of terrorism. Some Islamist terrorist groups believe they should attack others due to common knowledge of our decreasing atmosphere which will lead to death. Either way, both terrorists and climate change have a strong stance in depletion of resources and a stable, healthy life for people around the world. Although terrorism by no means has such as impact as global warming on the state of Earth, it is indeed a current problem that is ever-increasing. Global warming adds to this, as terrorists become encouraged to add even more disengaging array to the lives of people worldwide.
bilding11296

Con

Most terrorists are Islamists, not to sound prejudice but it's true. I've never heard of terrorist groups stepping up their efforts due to climate change, if you could give me a link or something if that nature it would be much appreciated. But I think that you are confusing global warming and the tensions of the Middle East. While terrorists do want to cause widespread panic and fear, terrorists are much more encouraged by religious motivations and political decisions by the West then climate change. Islamist terrorists most likely believe that by destroying the West, all problems will be solved. They are not coming from a scientific climate perspective, their point of view stems from religious beliefs and the placement of Christian troops in Saudi Arabia in the first gulf war. Terrorists don't want to destroy the world, the just want to destroy everything that doesn't agree with them.
Debate Round No. 2
VicRose

Pro

VicRose forfeited this round.
bilding11296

Con

bilding11296 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Vote Placed by Chrysippus 3 years ago
Chrysippus
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro failed to establish any link between climate change and terrorism; and Con was right to ask him to give some sort of source for his claim. Conduct to Con for Pro's forfeit.