Instigator / Pro
6
1536
rating
18
debates
58.33%
won
Topic

Humans Are The Cause Of Climate Change

Status
Finished

All stages have been completed. The voting points distribution and the result are presented below.

Arguments points
0
12
Sources points
2
8
Spelling and grammar points
2
4
Conduct points
2
4

With 4 votes and 22 points ahead, the winner is ...

Ragnar
Parameters
More details
Publication date
Last update date
Category
Science
Time for argument
Three days
Voting system
Open voting
Voting period
One week
Point system
Four points
Rating mode
Rated
Characters per argument
30,000
Contender / Con
28
1741
rating
29
debates
100.0%
won
Description
~ 99 / 5,000

R1: Acceptance and definitions
R2: Opening Arguments
R3: Rebuttals
R4: Rebuttals; no new arguments

Round 1
Pro
Forfeited
Con
Definitions:
From Merriam-Webster.com
  • Humans are "a bipedal primate mammal (Homo sapiens)."
  • Climate Change is "changes in the Earth's weather patterns."
  • Weather is "the state of the atmosphere with respect to heat or cold, wetness or dryness, calm or storm, clearness or cloudiness."
  • Sun is "the luminous celestial body around which the earth and other planets revolve, from which they receive heat and light, which is composed mainly of hydrogen and helium, and which has a mean distance from earth of about 93,000,000 miles (150,000,000 kilometers), a linear diameter of 864,000 miles (1,390,000 kilometers), and a mass 332,000 times greater than earth."
Round 2
Pro
Forfeited
Con
Concession:
             My honorable opponent has messaged me to concede the debate, due to busyness. In light of this, I suggest assigning him the conduct point, and myself the argument point.

My (shortened) Argument:
             In the lifetime of humanity, we have not (yet) exceeded the historical temperature extremes for this planet.
             Changes to the tilt of the Earth around the Sun, account for a larger shift in climate than our CO2 footprint.
             Thus, while humans are a contributor to climate change, there is strong doubt against us being the primary one.

Round 3
Pro
As Ragnar has stated, I concede due to lots of things going on.
Con
Extend.
Round 4
Pro
Forfeited
Con
Extend.