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Should we Fight Against Climate Change?

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TVDB
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/22/2016 Category: Science
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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TVDB

Pro

I believe that we should fight climate change. While it may be hard to see some affects as of today, the future predictions of what rising seas and increased carbon emissions could do to us and our planet are frightening.
Corm_onthe_Cob

Con

To keep my first argument as brief as yours, I do not believe we should be fighting climate change because it would be a waste of our military resources. Why would we be fighting climate change when ISIS is getting so powerful? I think we should just wait it out and see if ISIS wants to try to fight Climate Change for us.
Debate Round No. 1
TVDB

Pro

Thank you for accepting my challenge.

As long as we are on the topic of National security and ISIS, climate change may have a bigger impact on this issue than you may realize. The Pentagon sits on the coast, and it's roof is only 77 feet above the ground. With rising sea levels, the bottom floor of the Pentagon could easily be flooded very son unless...
A) The pentagon is rebuilt and moved to a more secure location or
B) We stop rising seas.

Recently, a number of the Solomon Islands have been completely submerged. While these islands were uninhabited, it still is definitive proof the climate change is real and that something must be done about it. (http://www.cnn.com...) A number of other people living on the Solomon Islands have become distressed, seeing their beaches move closer and closer to their homes, and know that, unless something is done soon, they are facing the very real idea of losing their home forever.

This same idea applies to the people of the island nation of Maldives, where the current president is working to find places to relocate his citizen knowing that many of the islands his people live on are going to go under very, very soon.

However this does not just apply to foreign soil. The United States will soon too have to face this problem. About 39% of the United States lives on the coast. 39% of us may lose our homes. Entire cities may disappear of the map because they have become an accidental Venice. As for the rest of the world, about 44% of the entire worlds population live on the coasts. That's about 3.9 billion people facing the idea of displacement due to climate change and rising seas. (http://oceanservice.noaa.gov...)

ISIS is not going to stop what they are doing to fight climate change, and no one nation is going to to it themselves. We all need to come together to stop rising seas, because billions of people's lives are going to change drastically is we don't. If we don't stop clam to change, we won't have a country to fight ISIS with.
Corm_onthe_Cob

Con

Corm_onthe_Cob forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
TVDB

Pro

Clearly my opponent has no valid responce to my arguments and has forfeited the debate.
Corm_onthe_Cob

Con

Corm_onthe_Cob forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
Corm_onthe_Cob

Con

Corm_onthe_Cob forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Vote Placed by dtien400 1 year ago
dtien400
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Reasons for voting decision: Con loses conduct for FF. S&G was pretty good on both sides. Only Pro used sources. Con's argument also was illogical, while Pro's made sense.
Vote Placed by ivan2002 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: pro claims that climate change has to do with military resources when it doesnt