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Lynx_N
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Picking boogers can help reverse climate change.

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Started: 7/20/2019 Category: Society
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Lynx_N

Pro

Instead of having your immune system breaking down the boogers in your nose, Which only costs extra energy for your body which in turn has to be replenished by you eating extra food just because, You could just aswell pick your boogers and recycle them back into nature and in doing so save on our environment by reducing the need for extra food to grow which at the end of the day only takes it's toll on our environment on account of the extra fossile fuel needed to harvest, Process and distribute said food to our grocery stores.
PoliceSheep

Con

There are negatives to the action which I believe outweigh the potential environmental benefit. For example, Picking your nose with dirty fingers or fingernails may increase risks of infection. In very rare cases a person may suffer from rhinotillexomania which is an addiction of picking your nose which, In turn, Causes anxiety. Additionally, Frequent or repetitive picking can damage your nasal cavity. Regular nose-picking may damage the septum and even cause a hole. If infection were to occur, It would cause even more energy to be used.

A study found that whilst fighting an active infection (worse than the destruction of snot), A 175lb man would need 250 calories in order to have an effective immune system. This would amount to a tiny amount of food in real terms, Making the ecological impact minuet.

Sources:
British Society for Immunology (https://www. Immunology. Org)
Faculty of Medicine at the University of Queensland, Australia (https://medicine. Uq. Edu. Au)
US National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health
National Center for Biotechnology Information (https://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/)
Debate Round No. 1
Lynx_N

Pro

That's as maybe, But still the environment takes a toll if you abstain from engaging in the "noble art of cleansing your nasal cavities from unwanted debris of sort" as the British Academy of Boogerpickering so eloquently would have put it.
PoliceSheep

Con

Indeed, The environment takes a toll through the methods you described in round 1, However, People don't eat food to the exact amount of energy they need. We, As humans, Overeat and consume more than necessary - especially in Western civilisations. This would mean that the impact of picking your nose would be negligible.
Debate Round No. 2
Lynx_N

Pro

I would like to thank my contestant, This has indeed been a most interesting debate.
To conclude then, It has been duly proved throughout the whole debate that picking boogers indeed has a positive impact on our environment, On a global scale even as there are 7 + billions with a b beautiful booger picking souls out there who do nothing but help improving the climate on planet earth every time a booger bites the dust.

A booger picking man
Said "I have a plan"
If we all just join in
There will be so much win
Climate saving it can
PoliceSheep

Con

I would like to thank Pro for a very interesting debate. I hold firmly that the risk of damage to the nose and possible infection outweigh any benefit as treating these conditions would use medical supplies - which have the issue with their environmental impact as that of food.

A great poem as well.

Thanks
Debate Round No. 3
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