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Global Warming Global Cooling
Debate Score:61
Arguments:46
Total Votes:79
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 Global Warming (27)
 
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Happening Global Warming? Or Global Cooling?

Global Warming: The earth is getting warmer.(The Average Temperature)

 

Global Cooling: The earth is getting cooler.(The Average Temperature of Winter of Earth)

 

Which one do you agree and why?

Here are some websites that support Global Warming and Global Cooling

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/Volcano/

http://www.unisci.com/stories/20022/0613022.htm

http://feww.wordpress.com/2009/01/01/climate-change-earthquakes-volcanic-eruption/

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/01/11/years-global-cooling-coming-say-leading-scientists/

Global Warming

Side Score: 40
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Global Cooling

Side Score: 21
2 points

The evidence and scientific consensus is overwhelming. It's happening, and if we don't take action soon we will be screwed.

4 years ago | Side: Global Warming
2 points

I think the more preferred question is, "What's causing global warming?" global warming is occurring. The average overall temperature of the earth is rising, but not evenly. The recent drops of temperature in certain areas, specifically regions near the Atlantic is due to the melting of the north polar caps into cold melt-water flowing towards those regions near the North Atlantic ocean of the that interrupts oceanic circulations.

4 years ago | Side: Global Warming
2 points

I think the more preferred question is, "What's causing global warming?" global warming is occurring. The average overall temperature of the earth is rising, but not evenly. The recent drops of temperature in certain areas, specifically regions near the Atlantic is due to the melting of the north polar caps into cold melt-water flowing towards those regions near the North Atlantic ocean of the that interrupts oceanic circulations.

4 years ago | Side: Global Warming
1 point

Since I can read and understand numbers... I'm going to have to go with warming.

Who on the face of the planet seriously makes a cooling argument? What is the point of this question?

Supporting Evidence: Average global temperatures (data.giss.nasa.gov)
4 years ago | Side: Global Warming
Sulith(507) Disputed
2 points

I notice that that graph only goes so far.

The climate changes and has been changing for the past million years.

Did you know that earth is still recovering from it's last Ice Age?

4 years ago | Side: Nither
gcomeau(535) Disputed
2 points

Yes... it goes back as far as we have been directly recording global average temperature data. That's how far it goes back.

And if you prefer this graph based on indirect measurements then more power to you...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c1/2000_Year_Temperature_Comparison.png

In both cases, it doesn't take unparalleled genius to tell the difference between "up" and "down". It's currently moving UP. As in, warming. And has been for some time. At an alarmingly rapid pace.

4 years ago | Side: Global Warming
1 point

A person asked me, what kind of question is this, um... i read some paragraphs and some say the earth is going to be cold like ice age, because people in earth are having longer winter than year before

and like a lot of people say the earth is going to be warmer

there are some possible ways so that i wanted to see other people's opinions

4 years ago | Side: Global Warming
1 point

I watched Movie called The Day After Tomorrow and because of the global warming, there was ice age.

Dont you guys think both meaning mixed up?

like we made air warmer and later on the ice tornado comes and ice age starts

4 years ago | Side: Global Warming
1 point

i watched that movie too

i think both of meaning mixed up

humans make the earth sick so that we wont live on the earth anymore

from the movie ice storm came only the part of top on the earth

but i guess it is going to be whole earth so that people won't live anymore

anyways every single human will die pretty soon

4 years ago | Side: Global Warming
victor01(143) Disputed
1 point

So the dinosaur us caused their own global cooling...........

Anyway, have you read the recent evidence how the ice is not melting when in fact its increasing? How about the scientists who tried to cover up the evidence that proved there was no global warming? They were going to get a lot of money for lying about global warming, they went and deleted all the evidence.

Supporting Evidence: Ice (news.slashdot.org)
4 years ago | Side: Global Cooling
1 point

Hm, I can't see the arguments. I hope this changes now I have commented on the debate as well?

3 years ago | Side: Global Warming

Many people are talking about global warming. No such thing as global cooling nowadays

2 years ago | Side: Global Warming
1 point

I think what we need to focus on is how we can control global warming, look at what are happenings in some part of the globe that really affected by this climate change. Everyone of us need to participate and do our share to let this control. Solution are minimizing our footprint, food and industrial waste, garbage and other source that trigger global warming. We need to be more productive, creative and idealistic, we need to make unique ideas like proper waste presorting and converting waste to energy.

1 year ago | Side: Global Warming
1 point

the thing we all have to remember with global warming is that part of the cycle is a period of global cooling when the greenhouse gases reach a predetermined amount.then the cycle changes back to global warming as a natural part of the same process.It is simple physics but the average person is not aware of this and sais "oh well its cooler now than five years ago so global warming is over".how it works is initially the greenhouse gases keep more of the heat from the sun in and cause warming .then as the greenhouse gases increase they actually block much of the heat from the sun from reaching the surface of the earth.then we have a period of global cooling.then again as the greenhouse gases increase still further they eventually lock most of the heat in and eventually we get "runaway greenhouse effect".

1 year ago | Side: Global Warming
2 points

I'm not saying that the climate doesn't change. It's done that since the beginning of Earth. What is a problem is how people so firmly believe that WE are responsible without any sufficient evidence. For everything they bring to the table, we come up with a contradiction. They ignore the contradiction. I'm not saying that the contradiction makes their argument invalid, but it does show that we still do not have enough evidence to suggest that we must drastically change our way of life because of some skyfalling scares.

What I will say is that a lot of the environmental arguments are fueled by politics and a Liberal money trail.

Global Warming: Bullshit!

4 years ago | Side: Global Cooling
greendayfan(6) Disputed
3 points

"What is a problem is how people so firmly believe that WE are responsible without any sufficient evidence"... hmmm i do believe there is more than enough evidence to prove we are causing GLobal Warming. (http://www.global-greenhouse-warming.com/climate.html) just take a look at charts and graphs of the climate temperatures over the past 1000 or so years, and u will see a sharp rise starting in the 20th century. Also the scientists get these facts from tree ring data, ice cores, climate models etc... And what is this "contradiction" you speak of? There have been some errors but nothing even close to contradiction. And whether environmental argument are fueled by politics is irrelevant, because Global Warming is happening according to science which means if we dont take action, our children will be screwed.

4 years ago | Side: Global Warming
ThePyg(6745) Disputed
1 point

Scientists? Like the founder of the Weather Channel.

Or Jack Eddy who found a strong correlation between the sun and climate change.

The founder of the Weather Channel found that while our carbon emissions have ONLY increased for the past decades, the climate has gone up and down in the same pattern as the sun spot radiations.

But even if we minus the sun, 97% of carbon emissions are natural and can not be stopped by just removing our own carbon emissions.

Methane, a natural gas, is more damaging to the environment, and while it does not last as long as carbon emissions, it does way more damage.

A Volcanic eruption destroys much more than we can possibly do with carbon emissions.

At most, what we do only speeds up (slightly) the effects of global warming by a few years. If the Earth is going through another cycle, it is going to get there no matter what. If we can eliminate ALL man made carbon emissions only to buy us a couple more years, do you really find it worth it? Maybe we should focus more on survival methods due to Global Warming (if it truly reaches a state of crisis).

4 years ago | Side: Global Cooling
jessald(1906) Disputed
3 points

Maybe the consequences of global warming are exaggerated by some, but it's virtually certain that humans are responsible for a lot of it.

"Two questions were key: have mean global temperatures risen compared to pre-1800s levels, and has human activity been a significant factor in changing mean global temperatures.

About 90 percent of the scientists agreed with the first question and 82 percent the second."

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/01/090119210532.htm

4 years ago | Side: Global Warming
AEDR(2) Disputed
1 point

There is mountains of evidence to indicate that the current global warming trend is due to human activity, and you can find it here: http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2007/05/start-here/ .

You make a complete fallacy by suggesting that the fact you and others attempt to contradict solid scientific evidence means that we do not have enough evidence...its non sequitur.

Environmental arguments come first from scientific research, not politics. Similarly, just because liberal politicians supposedly make money from the idea of anthropogenic global warming does not mean that it is not happening...if Stalin got £1000 for every time he said "1+1=2", that does not mean 1+1=2 is not true...

As for Penn & Teller...that video is chock-full of spin and falsehoods. http://www.scientificblogging.com/rationally_speaking/dear_penn_and_teller_bullshit

4 years ago | Side: Global Warming
1 point

Al Gore is a politician, not a scientist. I ask: When did science become religion?

4 years ago | Side: Global Cooling

When it became coupled with evolution.

4 years ago | Side: Global Cooling
1 point

Neither, it's called climate change. The earth has been changing temperatures for billions of years. It naturally cools and heats, its not just one thing. When you look at global temperatures, there really is no just heating or just cooling, both are occurring.

4 years ago | Side: Global Cooling
1 point

The earth has always gone in a type of ``mood swing`` of temperatures.

And just as you guys have said there`s scientific evidence some places in the world are getting warmer, there`s other that states other spots are getting colder and colder.

Last year, we had a fall like summer, wich`s 15C for over here. When, in years before, we had an average of 32C. And this year`s looking to be the same, but colder then the others.

I know that`s just a look of this area, but other areas have been having the same effect, even places across the world from myslef.

4 years ago | Side: Global Cooling
0 points

i am sorry for couldn't put a website that says this winter, some countries had longer winter than usually so that they could assume we are going to have global cooling, because i don't remember what that website is

4 years ago | Side: Global Cooling
gcomeau(535) Disputed
1 point

Don't worry, since it doesn't matter at all.

It's global warming. As in, the average temperature of the entire planet is rising over time. The fact that some parts of it at some times are colder doesn't change that.

I've actually heard people make the argument that the earth can't be really getting warmer because it's unusually cold outside their house today. It's stunning.

4 years ago | Side: Global Warming
0 points

If this is true then i wonder why most of the people say global warming is true

Also if you see the graph you will see average temperature is going up

If the temperature is going up is related to global cooling could you explain me?

4 years ago | Side: Global Cooling


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