Thursday, April 20, 2006

Argument essay

Name: young-sik
Class: EAP2
Date: 4/11/06

Save Alaska

I have become interested in Alaska’s nature. Frankly, at first, I was not interested in Alaska. However, I read some articles about Alaska’s nature and pollution. After reading some articles, I realized how important Alaska is and why we should protect Alaska’s nature. Paula Dobbyn said Alaska is the last place which has primitive nature; it has a wide variety of animals and fish (2005a). However they are dying because of pollution. This sentence is good enough to express Alaska’s situation. Alaska occupied the top of the list in high quality life; at the same time it occupied the top of the list of nations which has potential to have the largest pollution. One of the most serious polluters is the mining industry. As we know, a big amount of resources is buried in Alaska. Alaskans want to get money with these natural resources. The problem is that it is giving Alaska serious damages. She also told us about Alaska’s fish. Alaska has mixing zones; “A mixing zone is an area where pollutants are diluted with ocean or freshwater” (2005b, par. 3). Many industrial operations usually released sewage in a mixing zone, and then it bothers living things in water, especially spawning fish. Fish is basic food for humans and animals in Alaska. Spawning season is very important. If fish couldn’t breed in spawning season, they would disappear. According to the food chain, a lot of other animals would disappear in a chain reaction. If other living things on the Earth disappeared, finally, human could not live on the Earth. Americans value Alaska as a place that has clean water even if the rest of the country has become polluted. Alaska is beginning to become dirty like other MDC’s. It’s important to protect Alaska’s nature before it’s too late.

There are three things that the Alaska government and the EPA should do to protect Alaska’s nature. First Alaska government should educate their people to give ideas which nature is the most important. Second, the Alaska government should change their direction from getting money from the mining industry to getting it from the tourist industry. Finally, the EPA should help Alaska financially- to process tourist development, and to build toxic cleaners in the mines

First, the Alaska government should educate their people to show them their nature is the most important. Alaska’s government should make their people want to support their environmental policies. Some industry might release their toxics without cleaning sneakily to save money. If people who live in Alaska had the will to protect their nature, they could be supervisors, and they also could push industry using protests. Public pressure is very powerful. Therefore, industry can’t ignore public opinion. In addition, polluters are not only industry, but also every resident could be polluter, because residents also make sewage during their life. That’s why the Alaska government should give information on how they can reduce their sewage. For instance, after cooking, the rest of the oil in the pan should be removed with kitchen paper before washing the dishes.

Second, the Alaska government should change their direction from getting money from the mining industry to getting it from the tourist industry. According to Dobbyn, Alaska’s main polluter is the mining industry, but they need the mining industry to get money. They should look for another way to get money; I think one of them is the tourist industry. Alaska has potential to become good place for sightseeing. It has a good fishing ground and a lot of wild animals, and some countries don’t have snow, so Alaska can give them a new experience. The tourist industry could be killing two birds with one stone.

Finally, the EPA should help Alaska financially- to develop the tourist industry, and to build a toxic cleaner in the mining. To process the tourist industry, they need money; that’s why they can’t give up the mining industry, so EPA should help them using charity bazaars or charity fund-raising. Alaska can build accommodation facilities, and tour courses using that money. The tourist industry can get a lot of money to resident, such as restaurants, souvenir shops, tour guide, etc. I think tourist industry could be the best solution for protecting Alaska’s nature.

The bottom line is protecting Alaska’s nature, but we need good methods. Alaska’s nature is not only their problem, but also our problem. Therefore we should try to find a good way to protect nature.


Reference:
Dobbyn, P (2005a, May 12). Mine poisons Alaska EPA listing, Anchorage Daily News. Retrieved from Lexis-Nexis on Mar 28, 2006.

Dobbyn, P (2005b, Oct 18). Comment sought on pollution; MIXING ZONE: public will have its say on the plan until Dec.19. Anchorage Daily News. Retrieved from Lexis-Nexis, Apr 11, 2006.

One million tourists to visit Ghana.(2005, Aug 22). Africa News. Retrieved from
Lexis-Nexis Apr 11, 2006.


The Russian Business monitor (2006, Mar 24). Wttc expects boom in the Russian tourist industy, Agency WPS, Kommersant. Retrieved from Lexis-Nexis Apr 11, 2006.

Research proposal

Name: young-sik
Class: EAP2
Date: 4/11/06
Research proposal

Save Alaska

I have become interested in Alaska’s nature. Frankly, at first, I was not interested in Alaska. However, I read some articles about Alaska’s nature and pollution. After reading some articles, I realized how important Alaska is and why we should protect Alaska’s nature. Paula Dobbyn said Alaska is the last place which has primitive nature; It has a wide variety of animals and fish (2005a). However they are dying because of pollution. This sentence is good enough to express Alaska’s situation. Alaska occupied the top of the list in high quality life; at the same time it occupied the top of the list of nations which has potential to have the largest pollution. One of the most serious polluters is the mining industry. As we know, a big amount of resources is buried in Alaska. Alaskans want to get money with these natural resources. The problem is that it is giving Alaska serious damages. She also told us about Alaska’s fish. Alaska has mixing zones; “A mixing zone is an area where pollutants are diluted with ocean or freshwater.” (2005b, par. 3) Many industrial operations usually released sewage in a mixing zone, and then it bothers living things in water, especially spawning fish. Fish is basic food for humans and animals in Alaska. Spawning season is very important. If fish couldn’t breed in spawning season, they would disappear. According to the food chain, a lot of other animals would disappear in a chain reaction. If other living things on the Earth disappeared, finally, human could not live on the Earth. Americans value Alaska as a place that has clean water even if the rest of the country has become polluted. Alaska is beginning to become dirty like other MDC’s. It’s important to protect Alaska’s nature before it’s too late.

I plan on writing there are three things we should do. First Alaska should change their direction from getting money from the mining industry to getting it from the tourist industry. Second the EPA should help Alaska financially- to process tourist development, and to build a cleaner system. Finally EPA should educated Alaskans about how important their nature using other MDC’s case using like public benefit commercials.

I have found some of articles that give information about Alaska’s polluters, and I have found some articles related to the solutions which I suggested. However still I need more articles about EPA’s system, and how Alaskan should be educated.


Reference:

Dobbyn, P. (2005a, May 12). Mine poisons Alaska EPA listing, Anchorage Daily News. Retrieved from Lexis-Nexis on Mar 28, 2006

Dobbyn, P. (2005b, Oct 18). Comment sought on pollution; MIXING ZONE: public will have its say on the plan until Dec.19. Anchorage Daily News. Retrieved from Lexis-Nexis Apr 11, 2006.

One million tourists to visit Ghana. (2005, Aug 22). Africa News. Retrieved from Lexis-Nexis Apr 11, 2006.

The Russian Business Monitor. (2006, Mar 24). WTTC expects boom in the Russian tourist industy, Agency WPS, Kommersant. Retrieved from Lexis-Nexis Apr 11, 2006.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Let's save polar bears

Class: EAP2
Name: Uhm, Young-sik
Date: 3/ 24/ 06

Let’s save polar bear
Will Iredale said the polar bears have gotten in the trouble. Nowadays the ice land where polar bears live is getting melted. So the polar bear has to swim a long distance. Actually the polar bear has good ability to swim. In spite of that fact, the distance is too far. As you know, the sea is wild waves, rain storm, and strong winds. So, he said, it’s easy to see dead bodies on the sea surface when you visit the Arctic.

I think we should save the polar bear. They live on the Earth the same as we do. If the polar bears can’t live on the earth, eventually we won’t be able to live in our planet. That’s why we should make an environment in which polar bears can live.

At first, nature has some balances such as food chain. If the polar bear disappeared, somehow nature’s balance would have trouble. For instance, one town has too many wolves, and sometimes they ate domestic animals, such as chickens and cows. So the residents had decided to kill the wolves, and they kill all of them. After that a number of deer had been extremely increased. And deer gave farms damages to get food. We can see some fact in this story. The food chain is very important and not only the only the food chain, but also all of nature’s balance. I think polar bears’ dying is not nature’s work. Man made this happen. That’s why we should save the polar bear to keep natures’ balance

Second, polar bears are a living thing the same as humans. I think saving polar-bears doesn’t require reasons. Living things should be respected, humans have the responsibility to help creatures in the world, because we, somehow, live using them. We should have partnership with creatures on the Earth.

At last, we should think about why the ice shelf is melting. It’s not only for polar bears but also for mankind. The greenhouse effect causes ice shelf melting. Damage of the Ozone layer causes the greenhouse effect. We should protect the Ozone layer; if the Ozone layer disappeared we couldn’t live under the Sun. moreover, if the South pole and the North pole’s ice melted, land would be covered by water. So, making a good environment for the polar bear is for us as well.

Somebody could say, whether polar bears are dead or alive is not their business. However we should get eyes which can see more widely and be predictive. Saving the polar bear is also saving us. I am sure if the polar bear cannot live, finally, humans couldn’t live as well. For all of these reasons we should save polar bear and protect our environment.



Reference:
Iredale, w. (2005,Dec 18) Polar bears drown as ice shelf melt. Times online. Retrieved on Mar 20 from polarbears down

We should keep Alaska's nature

Name: Uhm, Young-sik
Class: EAP2
Date: Apr 3, 2006
We should keep Alaska’s nature

The author said Alaska’s pollution of fresh water is serious. “A mixing zone is an area where pollutants are diluted with ocean or freshwater”, the author explained in this article. Many industrial operations usually released sewage in the mixing zone. However, the problem is that this bothers living things in water, especially spawning fish. That’s why, the government proposed avoiding using the mixing zone during spawning season, but there was a lot of complaining about that. So they try to make good plan of mitigation. That’s why, they were gathering public opinion.

I think they should consider the ecosystem of water. It could bring a lot of advantages, in spite of the fact that they should think about the ecosystem first; because if we lose the ecosystem, we would get more disadvantage.

First of all, when they make a regulation they think about living things first. This kind of issue is very complicated. Just giving up one of them won’t be a solution. In my opinion an ecosystem is more important than industrialization. In Korea’s case, from the 1970s to the 1980s, we only focused on development, and then we made it, the so-called “miracle of the Han-river”. However we realized that during this period of time our nature became decayed. A lot of species disappeared, and we couldn’t drink water without a water cleaner, and most of trees were cut down. We messed up our environment in only 20 years. So from the 1990s, we started to recover our nature. That’s why, Korea has a holiday for planting trees. However some expert said it will take approximately 200 years. So they should remember that destroying is easy but recovering is very difficult and it takes a long time.

Second, they should worry about extermination of certain species. During industrialization, so many species were exterminated in the world. Recovering these exterminated species is almost impossible. I think every existence has a reason. So exterminated species somehow affected our life, we just couldn’t realize it. So the Alaskans should protect the spawning seasons, even if there are too many complaints, or give their industry a lot of disadvantages.

Finally Alaskans should try to keep their primitive nature. They should check out MDCs (More Developed Countries) situation, and try to not make the same mistake. Of course industrialization is very important because it gives us a better life, but we should remember eventually clean nature gives us a better life than industrialization.

We misunderstood that nature is our possession. Actually nature is helping us. Look at our life. We can not live without nature. Protecting nature can give our industry many disadvantages. However if we lose our nature, we would got more disadvantages. We should remember this fact.



Reference:
Dobby, P(2005, OCT 18). Comment sought on pollution; MIXING ZONE: public will have its say on the plan until Dec. 19. Anchorage Daily News. Retrieved from Lexis-Nexis Mar 29, 2005

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Alaska's polluter

Class: EAP2
Name: Young-sik
Date: March 30, 2006

Alaska’s polluter

Paula Dobbyn said Alaska once again tops a federal list of toxic polluters. The main reason Alaska tops a federal list of toxic polluters is the huge Red Dog mine. Ironically, Alaska has primitive nature, but also begins to show up as state which has potential to have the largest pollution in the nation. Alaska’s main polluter is the mine industry. Alaska has abundant lead and zinc. Alaska generally has high quality of life and also has world-class fish and wildlife. However the mining industry leads Alaska to have the largest polluters list.

The government should care about Alaska’s situation. This kind of problem is complicated. We know the economy is very important, but we also know environment is important. But I think we should worry about our environment first.

The government should more carefully control the mine’s release of toxics. Waste the mining industry is necessary to our society. We can’t abandon that even if that causes too much pollution. Actually industry is a necessary evil. We can’t give up any kinds of industry even if it damages our enviornment. So all of the governments in the world should apply strict rules to prohibit releasing of toxic waste.

Alaskans should protect their country. They could say the mining industry is the most important income source and we want to be a rich country, so we don't want to care about our environment as long as we can get money using the mine. However this idea is completely the wrong idea. That environmental problem is not only Alaska’s damage but also the entire country’s problem. The entire country shares the air, and ocean. These are circulated. So Alaskans should have more responsibility.

Finally, we should protect Alaska’s ecosystem. As I know, Alaska’s ecosystem is various. And that kind of ecosystem is very important to humans, as well. If the eco system destroyed, animal couldn’t live, and also, finally mankind also couldn’t live. Animal is not just animal, but also our partner that live with us on the earth. So Alaska should try to reduce the releasing of toxics.

Nowadays Alaska has other problems from the spilling of oil in the sea. Alaska’s environment getting worse. That is not only Alaska’s problem, but also our problem and our damage. We should pay attention to that. The entire country should make helping system, and help each other and look for a solution together. We should remember that nature in not our possession, we can live because of nature.


Reference:
Dobbyn, P (2005, May 12) Mine poisons Alaska EPA listing, Anchorage Daily News. Retrieved from Lexis-Nexis on Mar 28, 2006

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Class: AE2
Name: DIKI
LONDON PAPARAZZI
I went to website whose name is “London Paparazzi”. This site is made by Jack Ludlam, who is a paparazzi. First he introduced himself. He said that he has been doing “Celebrity Photography” for a long time. He is also available for conference photography, P.R. events, etc. And I also can see a lot of his pictures.But I don’t know most of the people who show up in his pictures, because I think most of them are British celebrities. And he also introduced BBC’s TV documentary, whose name is “Inside Out”, because this documentary is based on his story. He expressed his opinion about paparazzi using one sentence, “We’re a nation obsessed with stars, fame and celebrity.” And he also told us a few hot tips about the best place to take a picture. In addition, there is Jack Ludlam’s guide to the top celebrity spotting place in London. And he explained about his work. He said, “People want to see celebrities and some celebrities want to be seen. We’re in this together”. However they also asked a question about star’s privacy and they want to know what we think by using e-mail. I think paparazzi have a deep impact between the right-to-know of the public and star’s privacy. If I were a star, I would hate paparazzi, because whenever and whatever I’m doing, somebody would watch me somewhere. How a terrible it would be! Stars are people before celebrities. For this reason, I think paparazzi are not good.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

WHY WE SHOULD PROHIBIT CLONING.

Why We Should Prohibit Cloning

Nowadays cloning is a very hot issue in the world. As you know, there are a lot of films and novels which are based on cloning. Sometimes they who make a film and novel look at the cloning in a negative light or a positive light. What do you think? Negative or positive? It is too difficult to choose positive or negative. But if you consider it more, you will find the answer. Although cloning has a lot of benefits, it is very dangerous, so now let me explain the reason why we should prohibit the cloning.
First of all, life is one-time-only, so people respect life, because if you died, you would disappear forever. For example, let’s imagine that you have a dog but suddenly you wonder how long your dog could live without food. If cloning were possible, you could try to make an experiment, even if you loved your dog, because although your dog is dead, it could live again.
Second, nowadays any country has a social problem about overpopulation. For instance, in China, if one household has more than two babies, they have to pay a large tax. If cloning were possible, there would be no dead people, and we would want to have babies, so Earth would have a lot of people and then a lack of resources. So maybe everybody would die and we couldn’t live on Earth anymore.
Third, if we permit cloning, somebody would use it badly. Let’s imagine about war. As you see through the history, this world always had a war at somewhere in Earth. If we used cloning in war, it would be terrible. Surely somebody would make a soldier using cloning. If these circumstances happen, we would be able to see mountains of dead bodies.
However, somebody must say “cloning is very helpful for an organ transplant.” It is true. Maybe cloning is a solution of life-extension. Now so many patients may wait for organ, and some people have ever died, because they couldn’t find a donor. So if we use cloning for an organ transplant, it would be very nice. But this has one problem. Do you believe mankind? I don’t. People have original sin and people have an endless desire, so even if cloning was permitted only making organs, someday somebody must use cloning badly to fulfill the personal or public desire.
For this reason, we should root out cloning, even if it might bring us a lot of benefits. Let’s compare cloning to bombs. The first person who invented bombs must not have had the purpose of killing people, but he wanted to make excavation easier. But human beings use the bomb to kill people in war. I think cloning would be a similar case. So we should make a law to prohibit cloning.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Hitch


Hitch

The movie named “Hitch” was a very good film to me. First let me introduce our hero. His nickname is Hitch, because he is a date coach. He advises men about clothes, shoes and hairstyles. And he makes a plan for dating instead of them. Second, let’s move on to the movie. He helped one man who had loved a famous woman for a long time. While he was helping him, Hitch met a woman whom he fall in love with. So they fell in love, but then she realized what his job was, so she thought he was a liar. What he said, what he did were all lies. So she was disappointed with him and broke up with him. After that, Hitch missed her, and he realized he really loved her and also he realized the reason why she loved him. She didn’t love only his appearance. Finally he visited her and told her that he loved her very much. She accepted Hitch. This movie taught a lot of things about men and women’s relationships. Since I saw this movie, I’ve wanted to fall in love.


Written by DIKI