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nandan_z_zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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Ragnar_Rahl
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13 Points

developing economies should not halt development to mitigate green house emission

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 7/31/2008 Category: Science
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Voting Period
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nandan_z_zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Con

i am actually debating on this beacuse i have a competition on the above topic..please do help me and go support in whatsoever way that is [possible
Ragnar_Rahl

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Greenhouse emissions have not been shown to harm anyone. Data such as that put forward by various climatological organizations such as IPCC to the contrary relies on the false assumption that ice cores are a static system (i.e. that the CO2 readings in them will be the same as when the ice was formed).

http://209.85.141.104/search?q=cache:IBOId0mAu6QJ:www.21stcenturysciencetech.com/2006_articles/IceCoreSprg97.pdf+Zbigniew+Jaworowski+ice+core+data&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=5&gl=us&client=firefox-a

They also rely on the assumption-again false- that correlation equals causation. Do I need a source for that? By the way, if indeed correlation did equal causation, the Tunguska event (look it up on wikipedia) and the increase of greenhouse emissions would BOTH have to cause global warming. So also, of course, would the decrease of pirate populations.

I await the evidence that greenhouse gases cause significant problems. When such evidence is provided, then we can discuss the severity of measures to be taken about it (One easy method of mitigation would be developing countries making sure their emissions are full of traditional pollutants, such as sulfates, as these happen to have a cooling effect on the earth. It's a question of whether that or a temperature increase or other possibilities are worse. But it is only such a question when the evidence, not yet provided, is shown.
Debate Round No. 1
nandan_z_zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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nandan_z_zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz forfeited this round.
Ragnar_Rahl

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Ya know, if you wanted help with homework, you could AT LEAST have gone through the courtesy of putting forth an attempt to debate me in exchange.
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by Ragnar_Rahl 8 years ago
Ragnar_Rahl
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I know puns a very poor form of joke. Lowest of the low. It's midnight and I think it's funny."

Puns are actually a great form. :d

And yes, my name is a reference to Goodkind, and also to Rand (Ragnar Danneskjold).

Though I haven't read the last book in the SoT series yet... short on cash. Can't wait to though :D
Posted by Blessed-Cheese-Maker 8 years ago
Blessed-Cheese-Maker
Just took a closer look at your avatar and am in no doubt that it is.

Love that series.....the confessor was one of the most poignant books in the f/sf category.

Live life to its fullest and strive for greatness despite what popular constructs tell you to do is so very important for all of us to learn.

Great to find a fellow appreciator of fiction.
Posted by Blessed-Cheese-Maker 8 years ago
Blessed-Cheese-Maker
Stumped him.....

I don't agree with your position Ragnar, but definitely know a winner when I see one, great job.

Btw is your name a reference to the Goodkind books?
Posted by Xera 8 years ago
Xera
Ragnar, you seem to have left him at a loss :D

I know puns a very poor form of joke. Lowest of the low. It's midnight and I think it's funny.
Posted by Tatarize 8 years ago
Tatarize
Is a kid and wants us to do his homework.
Posted by Danielle 8 years ago
Danielle
Con - what are you talking about?
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