I will accept this debate, but my opponent refuses to define the resolution. Simply saying "Global Warming" is too vague and open to interpretation. I will define it since my opponent refuses to. I will argue that there has been no significant increase in global temperature for the last 20 years. My opponent must show that there has been and increase well outside of the margin of error. Greater than 1.5 degree Celsius or 4.5 degrees Fahrenheit compared to 20 years ago
1 Celsius change is a change of 1.8 Fahrenheits while a 1 Fahrenheit change translates to a change of 0.55 Celsius.
"I want to prove to you that you're wrong." The first step in proving that the global warming exists is by proving there is a notable temperature increase in the earth's average temperature. If global warming exists the global average temperature should show an increase outside the margin of error when calculating an average global temperature.
There has been no warming for seventeen years. And since 1880 the average global temp has only risen 1.53 degrees fahrenheit. But this average includes data that can be completely false or inaccurate as the vast majority of the data is derived from arcane and severely inaccurate measuring instruments and measuring methods. It was only until the advent of satellites and infrared measuring devices that accurate measurements even became possible which was only a paltry 30 or 40 years ago. 17 of those years show no increase.
Opponent refuses to even try to address average global temp as a indicator that the earth is warming. If my opponent can't show that there is significant warming by showing temperature increases are well outside the norm, then one can only deduce there is no significant warming. There is a margin of error when measuring average temperatures globally. Since 1880 there has been an increase of 1.53 degrees fahrenheit. If one chooses to err on the cool side within the margin of error one could say the average global temp hasn't changed at all. Until the late 1950's temperature measurements within a tenth of a degree were not possible. So which way do you round? Up or down? And who decided and why?