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nikki07
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Phil
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Global Warming Is Killing People

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Started: 1/18/2009 Category: Science
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Voting Period
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nikki07

Con

global warming is killing people.. what can you say about it?
Phil

Pro

I would say global warming is a hoax, created by left wing liberals (redundant, I know), in order to control the masses. Have you noticed how the phrase, "global warming" is no longer used, since most of the U.S. is experiencing "record" cold weather? Now it's "climate change". How convenient...so every time the temperature changes, the liberals get to blame human activity, and use propaganda similar to what the communists use, in order to tax people and acquire wealth and power. You are ignorant (not an insult, just a brief way of saying you're uninformed), and have bought into the propaganda. You have 16-years on this planet, yet you're convinced that you know exactly what the weather is supposed to look like. By their very definition, "climates" change...it's what they do. Ever heard of the ice age(s)? The earth goes through both warming and cooling stages, and any person who believes that we humans are capable of affecting the climate is naive beyond measure (and a sucker). If you are such a person, give me a call, I have a bridge I want to sell you.

Now that we've finished our opening arguments, please explain how global warming is killing people. We're all dying (no pun intended) to know how my SUV is responsible for deaths of other people.
Debate Round No. 1
nikki07

Con

yes, i agree that it IS a climate change. but then, doesn't this climate change seems to bother you? it's not just people who it is killing. also animals. can't you see the difference? it's just a little something in the begining. but it could get worst.
Phil

Pro

We do not agree! Are we having a debate or a discussion? You are contending that global warming is killing people, yet you offer no evidence linking any deaths to global warming.

I am contending that global warming cannot kill anybody, because man-made global warming is a hoax. I would expect in your next and final round, you would try and prove that global warming exists, and then link it to some deaths.
Debate Round No. 2
nikki07

Con

can't you see? there are a lot of calamities because of this "climate change". isn't it enough that you can see people drowning because of its effects? can't you see that people are dying because they don't have food to eat because of the drought? isn't it really enough? it is clear that it IS killing people. it may not affect you but it affect others. if you were one of those "others", how would you feel?
Phil

Pro

Droughts have been occurring since even before we began recording history. They're unfortunate, but natural disasters are a fact of life. It is very dangerous however, to want to blame every natural disaster, and the deaths that result from said disasters, on the activities of mankind.

You have offered no facts that support your claim global warming is killing people, and have offered no evidence to support your theory of man-made global warming. My argument is simple...man-made global warming is a hoax created in order to control people. We can no more affect the climate than we can the weather.

Global warming advocates are very much like lemmings, or cult members. They believe the hype, and throw away any and all evidence to the contrary. For example, this year is one of the coldest years in recorded history, as a result it's no longer "global warming", now it's "climate change"...how convenient. Here are some more factoids for you global warming zealots (1):

- Only 4 of the top 10 warmest years occurred in the past 10 years (1998, 1999, 2006)

- Out of the top 10 warmest years half occurred before 1940

- The years 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2004 were cooler than the year 1900

- 1996, just two years before what Al Gore called the hottest year in the history of the planet, was actually cooler than average.

- 1921 was the third warmest year in recorded history (behind 1934 and 1998).

(1) http://www.globalwarminghoax.com...
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Maya9 5 years ago
Maya9
That has got to be one of the dumbest things I have ever heard. How can you be afraid of something you don't believe in?

Personally, I have in the past tried very hard to believe in God. I wanted to have that comforting illusion. I wanted to believe that there was an ultimate meaning to life, and that there was someone up there who would love me no matter what. I couldn't do it. I couldn't ignore that voice inside my head that screamed, "This doesn't make any sense!" That voice is called Reason, and I would not forsake it for all ignorant bliss in your brain.
Posted by Rodriguez47 5 years ago
Rodriguez47
I know this has Nothing what so ever to do with this argument but The reason why people believe in God so they have HOPE of not going to hell even though its a rumor to atheist's. To me The reason Why Atheist exist is because people feel guilty that they don't want to go to hell so they try there hardest not to believe in God. Also there isn't any full proof that its killing people. ANY!
Posted by Rodriguez47 5 years ago
Rodriguez47
I love Phils argument. Congrats!!
Posted by Derek.Gunn 5 years ago
Derek.Gunn
We've had (on average) a 0.6-0.7 degree C increase in temperature since 1900.
People die from heat waves.
If the ambient temperature is higher there will be more and/or worse heat waves.
In 2003, over 30,000 people died from the August heat wave. http://www.earth-policy.org...

It doesn't seem unreasonable to me to believe that global warming is killing people.

I wonder if anyone is brave enough to have a go at proving that "global warming is a hoax".
Posted by jjmd280 5 years ago
jjmd280
You're a Christian- you'll believe in anything without sufficient evidence. Atheists are the only ones that require proof before they believe.

Now that's more logical than what you said, Phil.
Posted by Sedvodka 5 years ago
Sedvodka
i agree with Phil. man made global warming is a hoax. the world has gone through extreame climate change in the past. in fact, there have been 4 ice ages since water apeared on earth. this is just the earth going through its stages. like a teenager. plus, what is this guy arguing? he said he agrees! never take on a debate if you cant support it. rock on phil. .')
Posted by jjmd280 5 years ago
jjmd280
True enough - in color even! good one John ;-)
Posted by Phil 5 years ago
Phil
LMAO...can't argue with that.
Posted by s0m31john 5 years ago
s0m31john
Everyone knows there is a direct correlation between the number or pirates in the word and the global average temperature. Just look at this graph, graphs don't lie:

http://img110.imageshack.us...
Posted by jjmd280 5 years ago
jjmd280
Facts are facts, no matter who disseminates them. My being an atheist has nothing to do with anything more than not having a belief in God.

You are being very petty.
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