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A daily supply of high quality debates to help you deliberate, take a stand, take action, and back yourself up. A daily supply of high quality debates to help you deliberate, take a stand, take action, and back yourself up.
-*'''[[Debate:Year-round schooling|Year-round schooling]]''' - Are year-round schools a good idea? Should private and public schools adopt this model? - 6 Oct. 2009.+*'''[[Debate:Kyoto Protocol| Kyoto Protocol]]''' - Is the Kyoto Protocol a good treaty to combat global warming? Is it a model for future treaties? - 9 Oct. 2009.
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 +*'''[[Debate:Year-round schooling|Year-round schooling]]''' - Are year-round schools a good idea? Should private and public schools adopt this model? - 6 Oct. 2009.
*'''[[Debate:$700 billion US economic bailout| $700 billion US economic bailout]]''' - Is/was the $700 billion bailout plan for the 2008 US financial crisis a good idea? - 29 Sept. 2008. *'''[[Debate:$700 billion US economic bailout| $700 billion US economic bailout]]''' - Is/was the $700 billion bailout plan for the 2008 US financial crisis a good idea? - 29 Sept. 2008.
*'''[[Debate:Reforestation as a solution to global warming|Reforestation as a solution to global warming]]''' - Should reforestation be a central component of strategies to combat global warming? - 25 Sept. 2008. *'''[[Debate:Reforestation as a solution to global warming|Reforestation as a solution to global warming]]''' - Should reforestation be a central component of strategies to combat global warming? - 25 Sept. 2008.
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*'''[[Debate:Geoengineering, iron fertilization of algae blooms| Geoengineering, iron fertilization of algae blooms]]''' - Should iron fertilization of algae blooms be part of plans to combat global warming? - 23 Sept. 2008. *'''[[Debate:Geoengineering, iron fertilization of algae blooms| Geoengineering, iron fertilization of algae blooms]]''' - Should iron fertilization of algae blooms be part of plans to combat global warming? - 23 Sept. 2008.
*'''[[Debate:Geoengineering, solar shading| Geoengineering, solar shading]]''' - Should solar shading be part of plans to reverse global climate change? - 20 Sept. 2008. *'''[[Debate:Geoengineering, solar shading| Geoengineering, solar shading]]''' - Should solar shading be part of plans to reverse global climate change? - 20 Sept. 2008.
-*'''[[Debate:Wind energy|Wind energy]]''' - Should wind energy be a major component of plans to fight global warming? - 18 Sept. 2008. 
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