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Should we be more worried about the economy than the environment

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Started: 11/19/2014 Category: Economics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Blaine66

Con

The reason i say we should be more worried about the environment is there are at least 8.7 million species on this earth only 1 of which is affected by the economy. All of them are affected by the quality of the environment, including humans. Of we screw up the environment too bad we will only ensure our extinction
SCOTSKNIGHT12

Pro

I accept this challenge of why we should worry about the economy more then the environment.

1. Problems in Syria
-Due to recent problems(ISIS) it has been harder for Syria to export goods like oil. Which means it has caused OIL prices in the world to rise extremely high. Which makes people worry if things in Syria will ever calm down and we will be able to lower oil prices and ect.

"2. Delayed effects from higher rates.
Rates started spiking well before the Summers boomlet, dating to when the Fed first began its talk of tapering bond purchases. But changes in the cost of borrowing affect the overall economy only gradually, over many months. For example, a spike in mortgage rates may eventually mean fewer homebuyers, less upward pressure on prices and then less homebuilding activity, but that series of events takes many months to pan out. And rates have been rising rapidly since the start of May. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is up from 3.4 percent to 4.46 percent since the start of May, according to Bankrate.

We don't know exactly how much damage higher rates might do to housing, auto sales and other credit-dependent markets. We don't know when it will hit. But it's hard to imagine that large a swing in rates having no effect." -Neil Irwin: http://www.washingtonpost.com...

Again this is not plagiarism by the US government I quoted and cited!

Also think about it what helps fund these things to stop environmental problems? MONEY! If there is no money there is no funding and if no funding then things die. So you need to worry about the money before you can worry about fixing the environment.

Information Website:
http://www.washingtonpost.com...
Debate Round No. 1
Blaine66

Con

Well oil is a very expensive resource however no matter what. Things like solar and wind could easily power the world. You could set up wind mills off shore to power the coast line and than solar to power areas more inland. Of course some oil may be needed now with our current technology for vehicles. Now cutting back on out oil supply would take away some jobs but there could easily make new job creations. Such as maintenance on wind mills and solar panels and also you could have better recycling facilities at garbage dumps to sort out as much garbage as possible. Possibly also making gardens working cities in parks or converting abandoned buildings into greenhouses which would leave less farmland in the country for more natural habitat and make food easier to get and in some cases much fresher and possibly give us more food as a whole.

We really cant have a good economy without a healthy environment. If all our resources are drained and the environment is in too bad of shape to repair itself quick enough the economy crumbles. If all the forests were chopped down and oil had been drilled we would be screwed because we wouldn't have the resources

The world is on the verge of a 6 mass extinction. This would be bad for humans because for one thing disease would spread much quicker without larger animals to hunt smaller ones that carry diseases they spread much quicker along with if bees go extinct it is very likely we will follow. Einstein predicted that humans would go extinct 4 years after bees.

Mass extinction Site: http://www.independent.co.uk....

Bees site: http://www.bbc.com...
SCOTSKNIGHT12

Pro

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Debate Round No. 2
Blaine66

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SCOTSKNIGHT12

Pro

Um Hello?
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