Manmade global climate change is real and a threat.
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I have noticed that a surprising number of people still think global climate change is a hoax. I hope to destroy some of that myth. Pope Francis recognizes climate change and calls for swift action. 
Impact: I think the Pope knows what he is doing and thus man-made global climate change is real and a threat.
The scientific angle, inconvenient truth . Impact, scientific evidence clearly backs up this claim in the documentary an inconvenient truth. 
Do I think being "more green" is helpful, sure. However, we are not destroying the planet to the degree the stated "documentary" says. Rather than an inconvenient truth, an inaccurate partial-truth. Let's look at what's happened in the 10 years since this mess was released. http://dailycaller.com... sums it up VERY well.
My opponent is correct the Earth's temperature has been hotter a long time ago. This falls into the stage 4a of climate change denial.  Meaning my opponent accepts the first part of the resolution but rejects the second half.
The problem is not the temperature itself, but the rate of change. High rate of temperature change historically has lead to mass extinction. In summary, species including humans will struggle to adapt to such changes, if adaptation to such a change is even possible. 
Impact, high rate of temperature change equals mass extinctions, which are a threat.
Next my opponent uses information sourced from an ultra conservative website called the dailycaller.com I will first attack the source of the argument and then the argument itself. The dailycaller is an ultra-conservative website. You can verify this yourself by seeing the news story against Hilary placed first on the dailycaller.com.
"ultra-conservative Daily Caller" 
Next, lets take a look at the argument. Basically this is a reiteration of the first argument and again falls into stage 4a of denial. 
Yes, not all the predictions came true. Yet, the overall premise, that co2 and temperature are rising an alarming rates is true. Thank you for taking the time to debate. I think it takes real courage to speak what you perceive is the truth against the majority.
Supporting evidence that the claims of manmade global climate change are dramatically overstated:
We've seen record total amounts of ice, snow, and cold.
Polar bears are thriving.
Oceans are rising much less than predicted.
-Further note here. I've shown multiple times that the predictions of those claiming manmade climate change is going to destroy the world have been incorrect. If these predictions based on the scientific findings are incorrect, perhaps some of their overall claim is also incorrect. If I said something was going to happen and here's what we expect to see to show it is happening, but then none of my predictions came true, you might assume my overall premise/hypothesis is also incorrect.
Again, I'm not saying manmade climate change is not real. We are warming the client. I, again, take issue with the "threat" that everyone is blowing out of proportion.
31,000 Scientists signed a petition saying they do not support CATASTROPIC global warming. http://www.petitionproject.org... (including over 9,000 with PhD's. Perhaps there's more to the story?
Nature still produces FAR more CO2 than man. 2014 NASA satellite supports this. Everything portraying us destroying the world centers years earlier without adequate research and a documentary (cited by my opponent) where it's shown to have inaccuracies and flat out lies to get the agenda across.
Urban Heat Island effect leads to falsely high readings which global warming catastrophists run with.
"I like how you reference a democrat to put doubt into my "conservative" site. This is a scientific issue, not a political one."
Yes, it is. Global climate change is one of the dividing lines between liberals and conservatives.
"Nature still produces FAR more CO2 than man. 2014 NASA satellite supports this. Everything portraying us destroying the world centers years earlier without adequate research and a documentary (cited by my opponent) where it's shown to have inaccuracies and flat out lies to get the agenda across." JcMagic2015
Climate change is complicated. The overall trend is higher temperatures and higher amounts of CO2. The rate is changing fast enough that its dangerous.
Couldn't get first graph, still haven't figured out pictures on this website.
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I don't feel you've sufficiently countered my points and I'll go a step further. I've found a nice article showing that it's a much deeper issue than what you have alluded to and there is plenty of evidence that, while we are increasing CO2 in the atmosphere, you're idea of threat does not have enough to stand on.
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