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Epicknightmc
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Frostblade
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Humans are responsible for global warming?

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Epicknightmc
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 7/24/2014 Category: Science
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Epicknightmc

Pro

For anyone who thinks that humans are not guilty with striking raw nature with global warming

You may start the argument anytime you want.
Frostblade

Con

I believe that, while humans may have a small role in global warming, it is mainly due to nature.
Debate Round No. 1
Epicknightmc

Pro

For anyone who thinks that humans are not guilty with striking raw nature with global warming

You may start the argument anytime you want.

I believe humans serve a major role in global warming.

Example: Humans have had many major industrial revolutions, all have damaged the protective ozone layer that protect us humans against radiation in space. Nature has damaged itself with natural fires and oil explosions but most of the time, it is the humans who are damaging their own planet that they live and thrive on.
Frostblade

Con

While it is true that factory gases and other human byproduct has certainly damaged the ozone layer. Nature has had warming and cooling cycles long before the first of us ventured out of the Stone Age, and even before.

The earth has undergoed many changes in climate. Take the latest ice age, for example. Most of the earth became bitter cold, and even freezing. Now, one may say that there is no evidence of a previous warming cycle.

If we look further into he prehistoric age and into periods of time such as the Cretaceous. Where dinosaurs roamed the land. It was mainly tropical. That soon changed as the earth cooled itself into an ice age. There has also been multiple ice ages during the time of earths existence. Therefore we know that extreme climate and weather changes are not an unusual thing for this planet. Just as the last ice age eventually ended into the weather patterns that we know today.

Although humans have certainly damaged the ozone layer with factory waste, car exhaust etc... The cycle of global warming/cooling has been going on a lot longer, even before the first humans came to be.
Debate Round No. 2
Epicknightmc

Pro

You have said that the weather keeps on changing and changing which means that nature is just changing the weather a lot. But, these very major changes in weather only come every several million years. In addition, weather before humans barely changed every day. But nowadays the temperature rises every year.
Example: My mother told me that in the summer it was in the 90s normally. But now she says that its normally in the 100s
(20 or 30 year difference.)
Frostblade

Con

Frostblade forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
Epicknightmc

Pro

In my final argument, I am going to talk about how humans are using fossil fuels and industrial revolutions.
Humans use fossil fuels everyday, in cars, buses, plains, trains and other types of machinery. But also, everyday gases are being pumped into the air and damaging the ozone layer and thus giving themselves weather problems. Industrial revolutions throughout history affect global warming too. Thats because in China the air there is really bad (yes there is smog) ever since the government has decided to use coal to power there new machinery.
Frostblade

Con

Frostblade forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by Epicknightmc 2 years ago
Epicknightmc
Why did you forfeit round three?
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct to pro due to cons forfeit. Just a recommendation, but both of you should really use sources/examples to back up your arguments, rather than just your opinions.