The Instigator
Skynet
Con (against)
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The Contender
2013WeSurvived
Pro (for)
Losing
0 Points

The world is overpopulated.

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Skynet
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/23/2011 Category: Society
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Skynet

Con

This is my second attempt, but not my idea. My last opponent was PRO, but disappeared after one response to me.

I am CON to the argument. My opponent must prove that

the world is overpopulated, as in the estimated 7 billion humans now here

1.) are using resources at a faster rate than can be found or replenished

and/or

2.) 7 billion humans will necessarily produce too many waste products for the global ecosystem to absorb.

1st round is for acceptance and clarification. 72 hours per argument, 8k characters.
I look forward to vetting our positions on this important and controversial subject.
2013WeSurvived

Pro

The Earth was made to hold less than 1 billion people. We have 7 billion! Also, the population continues to increase
Debate Round No. 1
Skynet

Con

I'm still getting the hang of this. Being Con, I should have allowed Pro to put her first argument in round 1.
Pro, thank you for accepting. Please elaborate your argument and cite evidence as to why the Earth was made to hold less than 1 billion people.
2013WeSurvived

Pro

2013WeSurvived forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Skynet

Con

I hope to actually finish a debate on this subject with someone someday. This is attempt 2.

My opponent has cited no evidence, but has stated that the world was made to hold less than 1 billion humans. This is not a figure I have been able to find backed up by any research group. If Pro would like to cite a study or make an argument for this, I would analyze it, but since Pro has forfeited, I will cite evidence that the Earth is NOT overpopulated.

One indication we would have of overpopulation is that we are running out of usable farmland. We are not. Globally, we are using less land to produce more food.

http://pop.org...

Also, there is no shortage of food. The number of undernourished people has stayed around 700-900 million since the 1960's, despite a doubling of world population.

http://www.fao.org...
2013WeSurvived

Pro

2013WeSurvived forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
Skynet

Con

All arguments extend. No evidence has been brought forth by my opponent.
2013WeSurvived

Pro

2013WeSurvived forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by Calvincambridge 5 years ago
Calvincambridge
I'll sniper them if you want
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Vote Placed by thett3 5 years ago
thett3
Skynet2013WeSurvivedTied
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