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http://shatteringthelens.com/2012/10/15/resolved­developed­countries­have­a­moral­obligatio n­to­mitigate­the­effects­of­climate­change/ 
http://www.planetdebate.com/blogs/view/1460 
 
Con 
http://www.debate.org/debates/Resolved­Developed­countries­have­a­moral­obligation­to­miti gate­the­effects­of­climate­change./1/ 
 
Pro 
http://www.debate.org/debates/Developed­Countries­should­have­a­Moral­Obligation­to­Mitig ate­the­Effects­of­Climate­Change/1/ 
http://www.state.gov/p/wha/rt/climate/ 
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http://www.merriam­webster.com/dictionary/mitigate 
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http://www.whitehouse.gov/energy/climate­change#energy­menu   
Website Evidence of contries that are tryng to control climate change  http://www.npr.org/2011/12/07/143302823/what­countries­are­doing­to­tackle­climate­change  global warming evidence 
http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/jschmidt/developed_countries_are_reaffi.html   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

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Climate change is a terrible problem, and it absolutely needs to be solved. It deserves  to be a huge priority. 
Bill Gates 

Resolved: Developed countries have a moral obligation to  mitigate the effects of climate change. 
Before i begin, i would like to offer the following definitions;­ 

 Moral Obligation: for the purpose of this case, it means to protect and defend  one’s responsibility and to do the right thing whenever one can 

Mitigate: make less severe, serious, or painful ...
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