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Started: 3/3/2017 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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I will argue that climate change is not man made. The pro will argue that climate change is man made.
R1: Acceptance
R2: Arguments
R3: Attack Opponent's Arguments
R4: Defend R2 Arguments NO NEW ARGUEMENTS

Must use sources in arguments.

Also, Stupidape please don't accept this challenge. I want more people to be involved in this debate, not just you.


I accept. I've argued pro and con for anthropogenic climate change before. I do personally believe in anthropogenic climate change, so I might do better with this debate(since I actually believe in what I would be arguing) than I did when I argued against Stupidape who was arguing for anthropogenic climate change.

Good luck to you.
Debate Round No. 1


A study by the biology cabinet shows no relationship between CO2 and temperature [1].
"On this assessment, the evidence points to a current natural climate change which happens sequentially in two main climate periods, icehouse and warmhouse."
Another study was found on the Vostok ice cores, which show temperature records going back over 400,000 years. Data from the ice cores reveal an 800 year lag of CO2 behind temperature [2], meaning CO2 changes came AFTER temperature. If climate change was man made, then temperature would lag behind CO2, but the opposite happens, which proves that CO2 cannot influence temperature. The ice cores also show that the temperature rose to about the same level whenever it rose significantly, which shows that it is a constant cycle and not affected by human activities. The same can be said about the CO2 levels.

Manipulation and False Activism Pollutes the Climate Change Debate

One of the biggest science scandals, Climategate, occurred in 2009. Hackers stole emails from scientists at the East Angelia Climatic Research Unit, and statements from the emails contradict anthropogenic climate change. [3].

"The fact is that we can't account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can't... Our observing system is inadequate" [4].

"I've just completed Mike's Nature trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (ie from 1981 onwards) and from 1961 for Keith's to hide the decline." [4].

The government as well as a variety of foundations donate billions of dollars to scientists to prove global warming is man made and to groups that put a megaphone to the global warming agenda. [5]

"the U.S. Government spent more than $32.5 billion on climate studies between 1989 and 2009. This doesn't count about $79 billion more spent for related climate change technology research, foreign aid and tax breaks for green energy."- Forbes
A report by the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works shows a "billionaire's club" that directs funding to leftist environmental activism groups and policy makers, while also getting grants from the government. [5]

"Under President Obama, EPA has given more than $27 million in taxpayer-funded grants to major environmental groups. Notably, the Natural Resources Defense Council and Environmental Defense Fund " two key activists groups with significant ties to senior EPA officials " have collected more than $1 million in funding each."

Finally, Former Vice President Al Gore made a famous movie called "An Inconvenient Truth" about the theory of man made global warming and its effects. However, there were eleven significant errors in his movie, coming from Gore trying to exaggerate in attempt to scare people into believing his political agenda.

So what could be the cause of the global warming? I believe the sun is the one responsible, as correlations between the sun and the Earth's temperature have been found when studying temperature and sun levels from 1880-1980 [11], and 1980-2006 [12]. This could also explain why other planets in our solar system are warming, as all the planets rely on the Sun.
But at the end of the day, the warming is NOT caused by CO2.
[2]- and also
[4]- (Screen shots of emails)* and also

*The emails were only available from downloading, and taking screen shots of the emails are the easiest way to show the emails.
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Debate Round No. 4
3 comments have been posted on this debate. Showing 1 through 3 records.
Posted by Capitalistslave 3 years ago
I'll likely need to use close to all of the 72 hours of this round to post my argument. Since you clearly have a lot of substantiated claims from articles, I'll need to do some research and look for scientific articles to help my view.
Posted by Repcon 3 years ago
Forgot to provide a source for the Al Gore part of R2 argument.
Posted by What50 3 years ago
Climate change is just god wanting to change make the world a little bit warmer for us. I believe it is a good thing.
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