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Debate Score:59
Arguments:33
Total Votes:77
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Can we destroy the planet?

 

 

Could man kind destroy planet earth? If so, how?

Yes

Side Score: 25
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No

Side Score: 34

Oh did you mean destroy as in reduce it to little crumbs? Well in that case, no. I thought you meant the planet's atmosphere and things like that.

Side: No
2 points

Yep, thats what I meant.

Side: No

We're already deep into the process, my friend.

Side: We already are

I think that using the nuclear power we have now we could destroy the planet if we really wanted. Korea and Russia would help us get enough bomb-diggities that the world explodes.

Side: yes
1 point

Well, yeah. We're doing it. ALso, if it's done right, anything can be destroyed.

Side: yes
1 point

Haha this is so funny xD

Just build 10 nuclear bombs and throw them inside various volcanoes around the globe and watch the fireworks go !

Side: yes
1 point

All i have to say is that im pretty sure if we wanted to destroy the planet, we could.

Side: yes

Of course. Knock it off course and directly into the sun. GO BACK TO THE MIDDLE AGES, PEOPLE - YOU WERE SAFER OFF BACK THEN!!!!!

Side: yes
1 point

Look around you. The planet's temperature has already risen so much in the last few decades, millions of animal species are being extinct as we speak, the trillions of plastics loating in the world's oceans are only accumulating, we are depleting Natural Resources. You cannot ignore Global Warming anymore, it's real!

The overpopulation of humans is affecting the environment, we have to destroy forests and trees to build housing for growing population. We are already at 7 billion now and only increasing!

We are the parasites, bacteria populating this planet! Out of all mammals, we are the only ones destroying what keeps us alive. We are taking nature for granted and for this we will pay. While other animals work together to preserve their living,as they did for millennium, we, humans are competing for power and greed. Eventually this planet will wipe us out, as it did in the past. This is COMMON SENSE!

It gets worse, with all these problems increasing on a daily basis, we are exploiting all the oil for profit. Countries are fighting one another for oil exploitation, conversion of oil to petrol results in polluting the environment. All the by products of oil eventually get into the ground, into the air, into the water, eventually poising the humanity. Ever heard of cancer caused by plastic bottles? Do your homework, research this. Have you ever heard of genetically modified food? Look at agriculture,have you ever heard of candies being fed to cattle during the drought? Feeding them with corn is too expensive.

This was just the tip of the iceberg! With more people and less resources, there is unemployment, that leads to poverty and increased crime rate.

Wake up, the end is nearer than we thought! I feel sorry for the future generations, because they will be cursing us for the mistakes we have done.

Stop sitting on your ass, waiting for someone to make a move,stop ignoring these facts, accept the truth and face the consequences. If everyone just keeps ignoring the situation, by blaming the corporations, nothing will get done. Let's all wake up!

Why such debate even needed to exist, of course we can destroy the planet. It's happening RIGHT NOW.

“On average, one tree produces nearly 260 pounds of oxygen each year. Two mature trees can provide enough oxygen for a family of four.”

- Environment Canada, Canada’s national environmental agency.

Side: Yes
1 point

Who's talking about nukes here? Before any nukes will set off, we are already meddling with nature on a daily basis. Look at the obvious!

Side: Yes
1 point

Yes, with enough nuclear bombs that are existent yet secluded to the world via X, Y, Z, there is enough man power to fuck this earth over twice and some, what then?

Of fucking course we humans can destroy the planet.

Side: Yes
1 point

According to Tesla if we put enough explosives in the right places we could.

Side: Yes

With nuclear weapons, mankind is gambling away the existence of Earth.

Side: Yes
0 points

If we're all dead how do we know the Earth's still here hmm......?

Side: yes
-1 points

Oh hell yes. Just fire off one nuke. Just one bloody nuclear missile will set off every goddam cold-war and anti-terrorism defense around globe.

Not even cockroaches will remain.

Side: yes
JakeJ(3253) Disputed
0 points

Yeah but what about the PLANET?

Side: No
-1 points

I think we can. For example: Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Years ago, it was thriving with coral. Suddenly, development occurred. Fertilizer from people's lawns washed away in storms and flowed into the bay. All of the extra nitrogen and phosphorous in the fertilizer caused a bloom in the algae in the Bay. This bloom caused the coral reefs under water to die off. Recently, people have been trying to put coral back in the bay and enclose the bay so that runoff water cannot enter.

Yes, we CAN destroy the world. Will we? I don't think so.

Side: yes
JakeJ(3253) Disputed
1 point

How could we possibly destroy the planet?!

(The planet, not the world as we know it?)

We can't.

Side: No
angie(44) Disputed
1 point

We sure can destroy the planet and it has already started to happen, we have found effiicent ways to get things done but it is killing our planet. When trees take in the carbon dioxide and we breath the oxygen the balance is alright but when you have a milllion different things either making more carbon dioxide or jsut killing off the trees makes it difficult to find the air that we breath in and may find that destroying our whole atmosphere will in turn make it so their is greater gases that we can breath but actually destroys all humans and with out humans there cannot be trees and without trees there can be no other animals and the world would be destroyed

Side: yes

No. Life will find a way. We will perish before we leave this planet lifeless. Only arrogance would lead one to believe that we are all powerful.

Side: No
3 points

Thats what Dr Grant said when they found the raptors in the nest =] good book o.O

Side: No
2 points

Did you just quote Jurassic Park?

Side: No

Yeah, I guess I did ;)

Side: No
3 points

People we could probably wipe out if we really put our minds to it. It would take a combination though of all the nukes, plus the creation of crazy diseases to be let loose on the population.

It would take a monumental effort on our part, as there's tribes in the middle of the amazon that haven't seen an outsider in centuries, eskimos, tiny islands populated only by natives, villages in the Himalayas that are nearly impossible to get to, etc. Plus endless caves and bunkers for remnants of humanity to hide out undisturbed for generations if they chose.

Eventually though, sure, we could kill all the people.

And most mamals.

But insects, bacteria, microorganisms, plants, ocean life, and the earth itself, forget it,

It would be like a colony of ants trying to tear down the great wall of China, pathetic, sad, and a little humorous to any outsider watching the display.

That we're still incapable of destroying the entire earth however, is not an excuse to not attempt to preserve the earth in a state more comfortable to the human race.

Side: No
2 points

Well, even if we have a nuclear war, the planet will continue (even if 99% of life is destroyed).

The planet has been through 10x worse shit than we could ever pull off, and it was by its own means.

Even if we kill off ourselves through nuclear war, the planet will go on as it did with out us.

Side: No
3 points

Scientists in Washington have recently conceded that, if there were a nuclear war, all that would remain are cockroaches and Chuck Norris.

Side: No
1 point

Well said, I agree.

Side: No
2 points

well technically speaking man is unable to muster the combined explosive force required to destroy the planet however destroying all life is possible well except cocroaches and rats who seem to be capable of surviving in any enviroment with oxegen and even that is open to debate. but back to the topic the world is big we've been nailed by astroids the size of texas in the anceint pass so man can not destroy earth

Side: No
2 points

Can we switch from the use of nukes? Honestly, aside from the surface issues of a nuke party for a while, has anyone really looked at the equations of the density of our surface/ crust? What we think we can do at best regarding pollution is create a drop in the bucket. We can kill everything on the surface according to the calculations. That's right calculations, not actual proven stats but assumptions. Mankind assumes it can ruin this planet for all time. That is egotistical and ignorant. There are equations everywhere these days that show us the density of the Earth's crust in relation to us surface dwellers. She mathematically doesn't even know we are here! We're a spec of a spec of dust on the skin of an Elephant. All the oil we use is less than a mile below the surface of the crust. The tricky part is attitude. We have to put effort into everything as part of the principle of learning our lessons. Just because I do not believe we have the wherewithal to even scratch the Earth or harm her in any way, I still take responsibility for my actions. I don't kill animals, even ants. I respect the level of design and sophistication of their existence.

Side: No
2 points

We cant literally destroy the planet we can wipe out the human race but we cant destroy the planet.

Side: No
1 point

hmm... sorry i forgot where we lived, hang on let me remember.. oh yeah! this planet! hm.. now lets see here, if we live on something and requrie it to live, and we destroy it, hmm.. what happenes to us?? wait, we die!

Side: Hell NO