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pjmcgs95
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tylersch96
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Man made global warming does not occur

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Started: 9/26/2012 Category: Politics
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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pjmcgs95

Pro

My argument Is that man does not contribute in any significant way to global warming. This is not a debate as to whether or not global warming is happening today, it is a debate as to whether man contributes to the warming of the earth in a significant way. First round will be stating of position only. Actual debate starts in second round. Total of four rounds (three with actual debate).
tylersch96

Con

I accept.
Debate Round No. 1
pjmcgs95

Pro

pjmcgs95 forfeited this round.
tylersch96

Con

Since pro forfeited round one i will start.

Green house gasses- gas in an atmosphere that absorbs and emits radiation within the thermal infrared range.

Direct Carbon Dioxide Emissions. When we consume energy derived from fossil fuels the generation of the energy produces greenhouse gases. In 2003, the average household produced 12.4 tons of carbon dioxide from its household operations and approximately 11.7 tons from its automotive uses.

Indirect Carbon Dioxide Emissions. All remaining energy consumed in the economy results in indirect greenhouse gas emissions. When we buy a new product, that product has substantial embodied energy in it from its manufacture, packaging and delivery. Also, when we visit an air-conditioned store or eat an avocado in New York that was grown in California, we produce indirect carbon dioxide emissions. In 2003, total indirect carbon emissions per household were 35 tons.

Total Carbon Dioxide Emissions. Across the entire US economy, total carbon dioxide emissions per household totaled a staggering 59 tons or 118,000 pounds in 2003. When compared to the rest of the world, US households account for over six times as much carbon dioxide emissions than the remainder of the world per year, on average

All carbon emissions ultimately can be traced back to the consumer. A^"team from the Union of Concerned Scientists allocated our indirect emissions to various consumer practices. They then combined the direct emissions and the indirect allocations for each functional consumer activity. The resulting analysis is shown at the right in the pie chart.
About 12% of total greenhouse gas emissions (or 14,160 pounds of carbon dioxide per household) result from just growing, preparing and shipping our food. And 6% of emissions (or about 7,080 pounds of carbon dioxide per household) derive from the delivery of medical services to consumers.

The US is by far the greatest emitter of greenhouse gases compared to other industrialized nations. The US comprises about 4% of the earth"s population, but emits about 25% of the total global greenhouse gases.
The chart on the right shows that US carbon dioxide emissions, at over 20 tons per person annually, are over six times that of the global average (ignoring the US).
When compared to 1.3 billion people of China, the 290 million people in the US emit over seven times as much, per person. Viewed in aggregate, the 290 million Americans emit 65% more carbon dioxide annually than the 1.3 billion Chinese do in total. And when compared to the 1.1 billion people of India, the 290 million Americans emit over 20 times as much, per person. Again, looked at in aggregate, the 290 million Americans emit 5.5 times the amount of carbon dioxide that the entire Indian nation of 1.1 billion people does in total.
Debate Round No. 2
pjmcgs95

Pro

pjmcgs95 forfeited this round.
tylersch96

Con

I have no other comment until Pro counters my argument unless Pro ff again.
Debate Round No. 3
pjmcgs95

Pro

pjmcgs95 forfeited this round.
tylersch96

Con

It looks like Pro couldnt come up with anything to refute my arguments.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by pjmcgs95 4 years ago
pjmcgs95
A fallacy is a falsehood. If you prefer I can change the word.
Posted by 16kadams 4 years ago
16kadams
I don't think you know what a fallacy is
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