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Do environmentalists actually care about the environment?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/30/2010 Category: Society
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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avd420

Con

I believe environmentalists pass themselves off as people who care about the planets environment but actually don't. My reason for this is because the planet has been unstable for life for most of it's history. If the environmentalists actually cared about the earth they would leave it be regardless of whether or not it changes to allow for humans or not. What they actually care about is manipulating the planet in ways to allow for there own comfortable existence. So they care about the preservation of there own life more than the environment.
FREEDO

Pro

My opponent asserts that Environmentalists do not care about the environment. The burden of proof lies on him to prove this.

Definition of Environmentalist:

noun
An adherent of Environmentalism[1]

Definition of Environmentalism:

noun
Advocacy for or work toward protecting the natural environment from destruction or pollution.[1]

Definition of care:

verb
To be concerned or interested.[2]

I await my opponent's arguments.
What he has provided so far are simple opinions.

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1. http://www.thefreedictionary.com...
2. http://www.thefreedictionary.com...
Debate Round No. 1
avd420

Con

I agree with your provided definitions.

Noun 1. destruction - the termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists.

The environment will continue to exist long after the conditions that sustain human life have disappeared. It will have simply changed.

What environmentalists advocate is the preservation of the world as it is today. By doing this the environment and society must be manipulated[2]. Therefore environmentalists are not concerned with protecting the environment but rather stopping it from what it does naturally.

[1]http://www.thefreedictionary.com...
[2]http://www.internationalviewpoint.org...
FREEDO

Pro

There are mainly two definitions of environment.

1. The circumstances or conditions that surround one; surroundings.
and
2. Ecology: The external surroundings in which a plant or animal lives, which tend to influence its development and behavior. [1]

The first is much less specific and obviously isn't what Environmentalists claim to protect. What Environmentalists are concerned with protecting is the ecological definition, the habitat and essentials for plant and animal life.

My opponent is assuming that humans are considered a part of this. They are not. The pursuit of Environmentalism may be motivated for human's sake, as well as animals, but it does not include protecting the "natural" advancements of human beings.

Something that is "natural" is described as something that "is not artificial". [2]
Artificial is described as "Made by humans; produced rather than natural." [3]

Environmentalists are concerned with protecting what is natural from what is artificial. My opponent's argument is invalid.

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1. http://www.thefreedictionary.com...
2. http://www.thefreedictionary.com...
3. http://www.thefreedictionary.com...
Debate Round No. 2
avd420

Con

avd420 forfeited this round.
FREEDO

Pro

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by avd420 6 years ago
avd420
I think the scam with global warming is the exaggeration of its effects on the planet. Global hysteria. I think that money spent on global warming research should be spent finding ways to adapt to it rather than stop or reverse it. I also don't like the fact that grant money that should be going towards bioengineering and the like are spent on ridiculous global warming studies. Rather than finiding cures for real world epidemics such as cancer and diabetes it is spent on an unproven illusion.
Posted by THE_OPINIONATOR 6 years ago
THE_OPINIONATOR
please tell me tht u thnk global warming is also a scam???
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