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Global Warming is Not a Crisis - IQ2 US Debate

Intelligence Squared US Debate

Climate change is big news these days, from melting mountain glaciers to warming seas. But is the buildup of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere leading to a crisis?

That was the question at the core of a recent Oxford-style debate called Intelligence Squared U.S. The series is based on the Intelligence Squared program that began in London in 2002. Three experts argue in favor of a motion; three others argue against it.

For: 30% Against: 57% Undecided: 13%
For: 46% Against: 42% Undecided: 12%

FOR THE MOTION: Michael Crichton, Richard S. Lindzen, Philip Stott
AGAINST THE MOTION: Brenda Ekwurzel, Gavin Schmidt, Richard C.J. Somerville

Duration: 1hr 32 min
Date: March 14, 2007

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