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Hury
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Global Warming is a Natural Disaster?

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Started: 6/19/2015 Category: Science
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Hury

Con

http://dictionary.reference.com...
global warming:an increase in the earth's average atmospheric temperature that causes corresponding changes in climate and that may result from the greenhouse effect.

No it is not.

http://dictionary.reference.com...
natural disaster:any event or force of nature that has catastrophic consequences, such as avalanche, earthquake, flood, forest fire, hurricane, lightning, tornado, tsunami, and volcanic eruption
ndj

Pro

We can all agree that global warming will have severe consequences if not unchecked, such as polar ice caps melting, sea levels rising which causes floods. So two impacts:

1) Use my opponent's definition of natural disaster-it says "catastrophic consequences", something global warmng already has.

2) Use my opponent's definition-it includes floods, which is a direct link to one of global warming's impacts.
Debate Round No. 1
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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by SlenderKitty 1 year ago
SlenderKitty
So basically, we can't say the global warming is a "natural disaster" if most of it is caused by humans?
Posted by 9spaceking 1 year ago
9spaceking
yep...
Posted by mfigurski80 1 year ago
mfigurski80
Wait, so pro has to argue that global warming is natural?
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