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VenomousNinja
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Randomknowledge
Pro (for)
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21 Points

Global Warming is Bad and Should be Stopped.

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Started: 2/10/2008 Category: Science
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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VenomousNinja

Con

Actually, no, it should'nt.

Without global warming, we wouldn't be here. Ice would still be covering the planet. It's as simple as that.

Prove me wrong.
Randomknowledge

Pro

I am going to argue the case that global warming has disastrous effects on current society and its people. IT was beneficial at once, but it is no longer good.

I would like to show you all of the things we would be without if global warming was not solved:

Say Goodbye to French Wines

Say Goodbye to Light and Dry Wines

Say Goodbye to Pinot Noir

Say Goodbye to Baseball Bats

Say Goodbye to the Beautiful Alaska Vacation

Say Goodbye to Fly Fishing

Say Goodbye to Ski Vacations

Say Hello to Really Tacky Fake Ski Vacations

Say Goodbye to Ski Competitions

Say Goodbye to That Snorkeling Vacation

Say Goodbye to Your Pretty Lawn

Say Goodbye to Mixed Nuts, French fries, guacamole and cod.

These are all the things we would be without if global warming wasnt solved.

Plants would die, the environment would collapse, and no, global warming is not a myth.

Information from: http://www.americanprogress.org...

Thank you and I await your rebuttal.
Debate Round No. 1
VenomousNinja

Con

"Say Goodbye to French Wines

Say Goodbye to Light and Dry Wines

Say Goodbye to..."

All those things that you list are material possessions, and are, as such, not as important as other things, like purity and friendship and etc.

Global warming is a natural process and should be helped and sped up. In fact, humans are already adapting to such things. For example, me and a few of my relatives have two toes on each foot that are webbed. This may be overlooked and classified as unimportant, or it may be the evidence we need to prove that humans are adapting and preparing for the effects of global warming.

"Plants would die,"

Plants die no matter what, and not all plants would perish anyways.

"the environment would collapse,"

And a new environment would take it's place. The circle of life, my friend, is taking place.

"and no, global warming is not a myth."

I don't believe it is, and this debate is not about weather global warming is a myth or not.
Randomknowledge

Pro

First of all, it is a proven fact that material possesions are quite important to the human people. They love their computers, televisions ad fine frech wines.

It is human nature.

you said "Global warming is a natural process and should be helped and sped up. In fact, humans are already adapting to such things. For example, me and a few of my relatives have two toes on each foot that are webbed. This may be overlooked and classified as unimportant, or it may be the evidence we need to prove that humans are adapting and preparing for the effects of global warming."

I dont think that webbed feet are normal in humans, for if it were it would be in the news more frequently and it would not be consider4ed abnormal.

It is predicted that the ice sheets are supposed to change and golbal warming will happen 1.5 feet over the next thousand years, in a time where neither of us will be alive.

In conclusion, global warming needs to be stopped in out lifetime so that it doesnt transfer the responsibility to our younger generations.

Thank you and I await your rebuttal.
Debate Round No. 2
VenomousNinja

Con

"I dont think that webbed feet are normal in humans"

Webbed feet are not normal in humans... Yet...

"It is predicted that the ice sheets are supposed to change"

We know that...

"golbal warming will happen 1.5 feet over the next thousand years,"

That makes no sense... Let's pull up the full quote, shall we?

"It is predicted that the ice sheets are supposed to change and golbal warming will happen 1.5 feet over the next thousand years, in a time where neither of us will be alive."

Okay, how could "golbal warming" happen 1.5 feet over the next thousand years? I think what you were trying to say was:

"It is predicted global warming will change the ice sheets by shrinking them 1.5 feet over the next thousand years."

And of course, that really doesn't matter anyway. 1.5 feet isn't bad, and once again, humans are adapting!

Okay, let me expand on my idea that humans are adapting:

Humans are animals, animals adapt and evolve on their own, mostly without the evolving animal knowing it.

"global warming needs to be stopped in out lifetime so that it doesnt transfer the responsibility to our younger generations."

First of all, we will figure out a way to fight it, or at least temporarily stop it's effects, we're that smart. Secondly, like I've stated before, humans are adapting and evolving, and they've never stopped. Global warming is just one more thing to adapt to.

Prove me wrong...
Randomknowledge

Pro

As I truly do not have enough time over the next two days to fully refute, I will refute your short summary.

"Secondly, like I've stated before, humans are adapting and evolving, and they've never stopped. Global warming is just one more thing to adapt to."

Now, when is the last time that humans have undergone a major physical change?

We have been the same physical form since we transferred from apes to humans.

we will not be adapting to any new physical changes.

I direct your attention to Web MD, under Apert Syndrome:

General Discussion
Apert syndrome, also known as acrocephalosyndactyly type I (ACS1), is a rare genetic disorder that is apparent at birth (congenital). The disorder is character-ized by distinctive malformations of the head that lead to distinctive facial features. In addition, the hands and/or feet may be webbed (syndactyly) and in some cases, mental retardation may also be present.

Now, you may have a birth defect (to put it nicely).

There are other reasons too:

Smoking, Finger Birth Defects Linked
Pregnant Smokers May Be More Likely to Have Babies With Abnormal Fingers and Toes
By Miranda Hitti
WebMD Medical NewsReviewed by Louise Chang, MDJan. 11, 2006 -- Women have one more reason not to smoke during pregnancy.

Smoking during pregnancy may boost a woman's chances of having a baby with abnormal fingers and toes. Those problems include webbed feet, extra toes or fingers, and missing toes or fingers.

This is also abnormal.

Now, here is the page of possible syndromes for webbed feet:

Smoking, Finger Birth Defects Linked
Smoking during pregnancy may boost a woman's chances of having a baby with abnormal fingers and toes...of having a baby with abnormal fingers and toes. Those problems include webbed feet, extra toes or...

WebMD Health News
Smoking, Finger Birth Defects Linked
Smoking during pregnancy may boost a woman's chances of having a baby with abnormal fingers and toes...of having a baby with abnormal fingers and toes. Those problems include webbed feet, extra toes or...

WebMD Health News
Apert Syndrome
Important It is possible that the main title of the report Apert Syndrome is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms...facial features. In addition, the hands and/or feet may be webbed...

WebMD Medical Reference from the National Organization of Rare Disorders
Guide to Plastic Surgery
An interactive guide to plastic surgery procedures

WebMD Health Zone
Guide to Plastic Surgery
An interactive guide to plastic surgery procedures

WebMD Health Zone
Chromosome 18,Monosomy 18p
Important It is possible that the main title of the report Chromosome 18, Monosomy 18p is not the name you expected. Please check...present. Such findings commonly include a short, webbed neck; a...

WebMD Medical Reference from the National Organization of Rare Disorders
Ready or Not: The First Trimester
WebMD and "The Unofficial Guide to Having a Baby" give you the scoop on the first trimester of your...The limb buds have grown into arms and legs, but the hands and feet are mere ridges. 8 The...

WebMD Medical Reference from "The Unofficial Guide to Having a Baby"
Reconstructive Surgery
Here's a brief overview of reconstructive surgery...back problems or other related health issues; men also undergo breast reduction. Surgeries for feet and hands. This surgery is available for people...

WebMD Medical Reference
Wet Workout Basics

I hate to say, there is nothing here about evolving into water-bound creatures.

Thank you and I agaian apologize for not refuting all of your points.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by VenomousNinja 9 years ago
VenomousNinja
I'm sorry, but I really don't remember meeting you? Could you be so kind as to refresh my memory?
Posted by eyeleapy 9 years ago
eyeleapy
I'm going to agree with venomous ninja, because he has a very strong point, even if he was mean to me last time i voted for him. :(
Posted by Randomknowledge 9 years ago
Randomknowledge
May I suggest something like a "who would win in a fight" or "chicken soup is better than tomato" (already used, but you get my drift). Something frivolous, but still applicable. Thank you and I hope we can make this work.
Posted by Randomknowledge 9 years ago
Randomknowledge
Alright, alright, I shouldnt campaign. We should have another "fun" debate, like the guns and bullets one or like the one I am in now, "chicken soup is better than tomato."
I will argue either side, If challenged. =]

Just dont make it too hard an argument for me. =]
Posted by VenomousNinja 9 years ago
VenomousNinja
Randomknowlodge, no campaining on the net!

*shames RK*

Bad boy! Bad!

Anyway, this was fun, and I will so win our next argument!
Posted by Randomknowledge 9 years ago
Randomknowledge
thank you for acknowledging that. I urge you to vote for the better debater, and who better presented their information. Please vote pro.
Posted by Kleptin 9 years ago
Kleptin
My sides hurt. "Purity and friendship". What an ab workout XD
Posted by ComradeJon1 9 years ago
ComradeJon1
wow, pirate dude. that was one weird argument
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