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Bikerpatk
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Hopester55
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Man-made green house gases have a minimal impact on global warming.

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Started: 9/20/2015 Category: Science
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Bikerpatk

Con

As Con, I will be arguing that greenhouse gases put into the atmosphere by humans have a significant impact on global warming.

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3. No forfeiture
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5. The structure of the debate should be as follow:
Round 1: Acceptance.
Round 2: Opening arguments and Constructive Case, NO REBUTTALS
Round 3: More arguments, Rebuttals and Strengthening of original case
Round 4: Final arguments, Clarification of case, counter-rebuttals and rebuttals
Round 5: Clarification of case, Counter rebuttals, rebuttals, closing statements, NO NEW ARGUMENTS

Definitions are as follows:
1. Global Warming: A gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth"s atmosphere generally attributed to the greenhouse effect caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide, CFCs, and other pollutants.
2. Man-made: Made or caused by human beings (as opposed to occurring or being made naturally):
3. Minimum: The lowest or smallest amount of a varying quantity (e.g. temperature) allowed, attained, or recorded
4. Impact: A marked effect or influence
5. Greenhouse gas: A gas that contributes to the greenhouse effect by absorbing infrared radiation. Carbon dioxide and chlorofluorocarbons are examples of greenhouse gases.
Hopester55

Pro

Climate change is a natural phenomenon that has occurred since the beginning of time. There is no doubt that green house gasses play a roll but I believe man has had a minimal effect upon the earth. The USA has addressed these issues with monitoring pollution/reducing pollutants etc. and as a result, our cities are cleaner.
The global warming fanatics have gone too far however with the American government and some European countries following suit. They suggested monitoring and controlling cattle "gasses". Give me a break.
Debate Round No. 1
Bikerpatk

Con

Greenhouse gases play a major part in keeping our planet habitable. According to

Professor Kenneth R. “Without this greenhouse effect, the average surface temperature would be 255 degrees kelvin (-18 degrees Celsius or 0 degrees Fahrenheit); a temperature so low that all water on Earth would freeze, the oceans would turn into ice and life, as we know it, would not exist”(lang 1).


I am here to contend that greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere, by humans, is and will continue to have a significant impact on global warming. According to the EPA greenhouse gas emission has increased by 16 times from 1900 to 2008. (epa 1)



s://lh4.googleusercontent.com...; alt="TrendsGlobalEmissions.png" width="567px;" height="249px;" />

As you can see greenhouse gas emissions have been skyrocketing since the 1950’s with the trend starting much earlier.


There are always peaks and troughs when it comes to temperature change on a local scale, but in the 1890’s we finally had enough global cooperation throughout the world to see what happens on a large scale.

s://lh3.googleusercontent.com...; alt="annual_temperature_anomalies_2014.png" width="567px;" height="193px;" />

As you can see each year has its own fluctuation, but there is a steady trend. Infact the earth's temperature worldwide “has increased by about 0.8° Celsius (1.4° Fahrenheit) since 1880”(2).

It is easy to see how the rise in temperature is in line with greenhouse gas emission by humans.






1. "Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data." Global Emissions. N.p., n.d. Web. 21

2. World of Change: Global Temperatures : Feature Articles." World of Change: Global Temperatures : Feature Articles. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Sept. 2015.Sept. 2015.

Greenhouse gases play a major part in keeping our planet habitable. According to

Professor Kenneth R. “Without this greenhouse effect, the average surface temperature would be 255 degrees kelvin (-18 degrees Celsius or 0 degrees Fahrenheit); a temperature so low that all water on Earth would freeze, the oceans would turn into ice and life, as we know it, would not exist”(lang 1).


I am here to contend that greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere, by humans, is and will continue to have a significant impact on global warming. According to the EPA greenhouse gas emission has increased by 16 times from 1900 to 2008. (epa 1)



s://lh4.googleusercontent.com...; alt="TrendsGlobalEmissions.png" width="567px;" height="249px;" />

As you can see greenhouse gas emissions have been skyrocketing since the 1950’s with the trend starting much earlier.


There are always peaks and troughs when it comes to temperature change on a local scale, but in the 1890’s we finally had enough global cooperation throughout the world to see what happens on a large scale.

s://lh3.googleusercontent.com...; alt="annual_temperature_anomalies_2014.png" width="567px;" height="193px;" />

As you can see each year has its own fluctuation, but there is a steady trend. Infact the earth's temperature worldwide “has increased by about 0.8° Celsius (1.4° Fahrenheit) since 1880”(2).

It is easy to see how the rise in temperature is in line with greenhouse gas emission by humans.






1. "Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data." Global Emissions. N.p., n.d. Web. 21

2. World of Change: Global Temperatures : Feature Articles." World of Change: Global Temperatures : Feature Articles. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Sept. 2015.Sept. 2015.

Hopester55

Pro

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Debate Round No. 2
Bikerpatk

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Hopester55

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Debate Round No. 3
Bikerpatk

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Hopester55

Pro

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Bikerpatk

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Hopester55

Pro

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Debate Round No. 5
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by Josh_debate 2 years ago
Josh_debate
Climate change does exist, but it happens naturally. The impact man has on climate is definitely blown out of proportion.
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