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King_J
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Should the world be worried about greenhouse gases and there increasing activity?

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Started: 1/1/2015 Category: Science
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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King_J

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We should not be concerned about greenhouse gases. Without greenhouse house gases or greenhouse affect our earth would be like mars, frozen and lifeless. Greenhouse gases are the reason our planet is heated right for life. It works like the sun radiates energy out and when the it hits the earth. The earth reflects it back but our atmosphere locks it in. Those gases are called greenhouse gases. The earth"s main greenhouse gases are water vapor, ozone, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide.
We need greenhouse gases to sustain life. To little greenhouse gases and boom its the ice age. Too much greenhouse gases and we are back to dinosaurs. But that would never happen. There is no doubt that the greenhouse effect is real, it helps regulate the temperature of our planet. Without a natural greenhouse effect the earth would be about zero degrees and not hold as many spices as it does now. The question many people have is that, are we enhancing the greenhouse effect through the use of fossil fuels? The answer is no.
Some may argue that in the last century the average temperature on earth has risen by about a degree. With that little evidence, much more evidence is found that the earth is going through natural phenomenon. Think of it like this, a hundred years is a minute. Every couple minutes or so, the earth will go through a new phase. It could be a hotter phase or a colder phase. That is why the temperature in one place will change from time to time, not drastically but a little. Then it will change again, and again. It will go through a constant cycle changing and going through a natural phenomenon. It is natural, human activity is not affecting the ecosystem.
To prove this, the ocean is not rising significantly. Like they make it sound. The polar ice caps have actually been increasing slowly in the past couple of decades, not melting away. Heat wave occurrence has went down, not increased. Polar bear population has increased as well. There is no man-made global warming issue in the present, in the past, and there is no reason to fear it in the future.
In the past 18 years, there is no proof of the earth warming up or changing climate. No eliminate on earth has more of a bad reputation than CO2. This is a natural and essential gas we need to survive. It is a very important atmospheric gas.
There has been proof of global warming from 1910-1940 of about 5 degrees. Than it went back down to a cooling period of 4 degrees from the original mark, until 1975. It has gone up by only about one degree since then. Why should we be concerned? Lets just say that the earth does warm up the same way it started to in 1910. Than it is proven that history repeats itself. Then we would be going cooling period, and that would be the new rave. Like I said before it has not been a problem in the past, or the present, and will not be a problem in the future.
The reason greenhouse gases and global warming are so closely linked is because with more CO2 in the air it makes it harder for heat to leave the atmosphere. That would cause the earth to heat up, that is there claim. The earth has not heated up drastically and there is traces of more CO2 in the air. That proves there theory wrong.
In conclusion, we should not be worried about greenhouse gases. We should not be worried about greenhouse gases because there is no real evidence that they are a problem. Actually all of the evidence about greenhouse gases supports or shows the other side of the argument more. We should not be concerned about greenhouse gases.
gomergcc

Pro


For clarity sake greenhouse gasses are Carbon dioxide (CO2), Nitrogen oxides (NOx), Methane (CH4), Hydroflurocarbon gasses (HFCs), Perfluorocarbons (PFC), Sulfur hexafluoride (SF6).


Several of these gasses are manmade and do not occur naturally.


http://saferenvironment.wordpress.com...



I ever understand arguments such as this. Ok you don’t agree there is global warming. How does that change the fact these are toxic gasses? Every one of these gases is known to be deadly in high concentrations over a short period of time. Then shouldn’t you then worry about rising concentrations of these gasses over a life time? Each generation breaths in more and more of these gasses every day, wouldn’t that worry you? If you don’t feel greenhouse gases are anything to worry about please put your mouth up to the tail pipe on your car when it is running. After a few breaths I am sure you will agree they are something to be worried about.



The polar ice caps have actually been increasing slowly in the past couple of decades, not melting away.


No, 630,000 square kilometers lost in the Artic and 122,000 square kilometers in Antarctica. Total loss for 2014, 6,422, square kilometers lost. My source as several graphs that also show you are wrong. You don’t site a source and NSIDC and NASA are way better sources than your word in this matter. http://nsidc.org...


Debate Round No. 1
King_J

Con

King_J forfeited this round.
gomergcc

Pro

Seems my opponent as no rebuttal to my points.
Debate Round No. 2
King_J

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King_J forfeited this round.
gomergcc

Pro

Again they are toxic gasses, and you should be worried.
Debate Round No. 3
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Reasons for voting decision: I don't think Con even understands what greenhouse gases are. To say that we should not worry about them as a society is ignorant and simply wrong. Pro could have forfeited every round and his arguments would still make more sense.
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Reasons for voting decision: forfeiture and quite frankly incorrect information