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Debatepedia partners with UN Foundation on Global Warming Debates Series

New York, NY -- October 2nd, 2008 -- The United Nations Foundation is funding the development of over 20 global warming debate articles on Debatepedia, a pro/con encyclopedia project of the International Debate Education Association (IDEA). The project will assist The People Speak Global Debates contest in October of 2008 as well as the larger public debate regarding solving global climate change.

Debatepedia’s Global Warming Debates Series focuses on breaking down the pros and cons of over twenty primary approaches to solving global warming, such as solar power, wind turbines, “clean coal”, electric cars, hydrogen vehicles, emissions trading, and even geoengineering approaches such as the iron fertilization of algae blooms. These pro/con articles provide a basis for developing a comprehensive global warming plan with the greatest strengths and fewest weaknesses. You can find a link to the project portal on the main page of Debatepedia. (www.debatepedia.org).

The Global Warming Debates Series will help high school participants in The People Speak Global Debates develop plans to solve global warming. The debate contest takes place in October of 2008. The topic is: “Resolved: the world should adopt our plan to significantly combat climate change.” Debatepedia’s twenty pro/con debate articles will help participants piece together superior plans, defend them, and critique opposing plans. After the contest is over, Debatepedia’s global warming debate articles and portal will continue to grow and serve the global public debate surrounding the many approaches to solving climate change and developing “the ideal plan”.


Contact: Brooks Lindsay

Phone: 206 406 7558

Email: brooks [at] debatepedia [dot] org

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