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Man's Meddlesome Nature Can Lead to Natural Disasters

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Started: 9/26/2013 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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essvee

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Some people accept that the world's climate systems are changing, but try to argue that humans are too puny to be any part of the cause.
The reason for putting forward such an argument in the face of a wealth of historical and scientific data seems to be a matter of political agenda: if humans are too puny to cause climate change then they must surely be too puny to put matters right." It follows that 'right thinking people' should oppose any attempt to 'do something' about climate change - especially at the taxpayers expense.
Concern for the environment is not a ploy recently invented by politicians to raise taxes or to impose a new world order." From the earliest days of humanity our ancestors observed that depletion of resources can be fatal to the group." With the dawn of agriculture came the simple observation that if you eat all the seed, you can't sow for next year: if you eat all the livestock there is nothing left to breed." Before economics there was husbandry: the art of making best use of all natural resources.
Prior to the industrial revolution fuels were burned for heating, cooking and small-scale metalworking." The major sources of power for industry were wind and water mills." The advent of the steam engine gave"civilisation"a self-amplifying power source." You can't burn wood to make forests and you can't use windmills to make wind." But you can burn coal to make steam to power the engines to extract coal." The ensuing rise in coal consumption was rapid." As was the ensuing rise in pollution.
As new coal fields were discovered across the planet, pit exhaustion was not considered to be a problem." Long before the coal started to run out, science would undoubtedly have solved the problem of energy efficiency." With each passing year we would use less and less coal, not more and more.
avantika_joshi

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i donot agree that it is the man's meddlesome nature.. there are many factors leading to it.. it may be ego,pride or may be some sort of jealousy.. there are accounts when although a person is quite on the surface but these factors force him on to doing disasters.
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Posted by drafterman 3 years ago
drafterman
Semantics Win: Anything cause by humans isn't "natural."
Posted by slin2678 3 years ago
slin2678
The way you frame your debate topic is skewed. Who can effectively argue that man has no influence on the environment? We are part of the Earth ecosystem so of course we affect it. The problem is the term "lead to." It's hard to disprove that. Most anti-Global Warming folks feel that humans are not the primary contributors to the earth warming...or that it's even warming at all. http://www.dailymail.co.uk...
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