Should global warming or global poverty be a priority
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(Pro side- I'm voting for global warming
Stopping global warming might seem as if it should be prioritized, and it is certainly an important issue, but stopping global poverty should without a shadow of a doubt be prioritzed. Poverty is an issue that most of the world has to deal with, or has dealt with before, in comparison with the negligible and marginal impact global warming has had on humanity. The world's climate is warming up - yes - but we have already taken measures to stop its proliferation. Governments around the world have instituted laws banning the use of fossil fuels significantly, such as liberal states like Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. And with the Kyoto Protocol and Paris Agreement implemented, countries now have even greater reason and initiative to stop using coal, gas, and oil. The fossil fuel industry is on the verge of collapse, meaning new technologies will grow in relevance, stopping the global temperature from rising eventually. Meanwhile, people are dying of starvation, disease and warfare, direct consequences of poverty. We must look both into the future and into the present, but the present should of course be prioritized. People are dying from poverty, not global warming (a negligible number), and therefore to save the lives of men, women, and children at the moment, dying from starvation, disease, and bloody conflicts, we must prioritize the combatting of global poverty.
To continue my point, I would like to reiterate that stopping poverty must be stressed over stopping global warming because of the fact that it is a current problem, as opposed to the long-term problem that global warming is. Right now much more people are dying from destitution, not rising oceans, a number reaching the hundred of millions. Children are unable to survive to adulthood because of their extremely poor conditions. These are problems that must be solved as soon as possible, while the problem of global warming can wait, and is already being dealt with sufficiently.
Nate1000 forfeited this round.
Stopping global poverty is a current issue, as opposed to the future and distant concern global warming is. Therefore, it has to be prioritized, for the good of the people of this world. Thanks for debating with me
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