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JoeHoy
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Rayze
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Devoloped countries have a moral obligation to lessen the effects of climate change

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 9/26/2012 Category: Society
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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JoeHoy

Pro

Devoloped countries have a moral obligation to lessen the effects of climate change
Rayze

Con

Hello, are there any conditions for this debate?
Debate Round No. 1
JoeHoy

Pro

JoeHoy forfeited this round.
Rayze

Con

Despite forfeiting in the last round I will assume that you will post in the final round.

A developed country does not have the moral obligation to mitigate the effects of climate change (assuming this is natural climate change instead of human induced climate change.) for two reasons.

1. A nation is not a moral entity but is a vessel led by moral groups or individuals. A nation whose leader has no morals has no obligations to lessen the effects of climate change because the nation being an entity that has no morals there further augmented by the leader who has no morals.

2. Natural climate change is the natural process that Earth has caused for the past 4.5 billion or longer years ago. The global climate change has occurred at a rapid rate during the late 20th-early 21st century, but to mitigate the effects of a natural change is implausible and disruptive in that humans are denying the Earth to change.
Debate Round No. 2
JoeHoy

Pro

JoeHoy forfeited this round.
Rayze

Con

Because pro has forfeited both times I urge for con vote.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by jh1234l 4 years ago
jh1234l
I would have voted for Rayze as he actually posted arguments and Pro forfeited two rounds, but the voting period ready ended.
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