I propose a Team Debate on the following topic: "That the current global warming is a result of human activity." I will argue on the affirmative side. I challenge Buffalo Roam, in particular, to take the negative side. This is potentially a big topic, and I do not have a lot of time at present for this kind of debate. Therefore, I propose a teams debate, with several people arguing each side of the debate. I think a good number of people in each team would be 3-4, although if enough people are interested this could be made slightly larger (I suggest not more than about 6 per team, max). On the affirmative side, I invite Trippy to join me. On the negative side, I invite madanthonywayne to join Buffalo Roam. I invite any other interested participants to express your interest here. I suggest that [thread=76020]Standard Rules for Team Debates apply[/thread], with the following modifications: * Rule 5 will be altered to allow a break in the debate over Christmas if either team requests such a break. Details of this can be worked out below. * Rule 10 will be modified to allow a longer post length (to be negotiated). I would like some limits on quoting, however, to avoid people going to town on cut-and-paste. All of the above is negotiable, including the precise wording of the topic. All interested parties, please respond in this thread. Thanks. PS I note for the record that Buffalo Roam has previously agreed that global warming is actually occurring at present. link This debate will not cover the fact of global warming. It will be understood that all participants in this debate accept the bare fact of global warming. Those on the Negative side have the task simply of showing that the warming (which they accept is occurring) is not caused by human actions.