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Monday, June 22, 2009

EVIDENCES OF GLOBAL WARMING IN ANGOLA

There is evidence of effects of global warming in my country because the average of the maximum temperature in the Littoral region of the country a year ago was 31 degrees centigrade, but now if is around 36 degrees Celsius. There are some occurrences of marine storms that we usually call calemas, which have become more and more violent and erosive. Moreover, we observed during the rain season much more quantity of rains than meteorologists expected, and more than what happened 10 or 20 years ago. On the shoreline, it is clear to see strong erosion marks against rocks, houses destroyed, soil eroded and bridge damages. These could be effects of sea level rising and wind increasing along of the coast. Another kind of evidence we have been identifying is increase of ravines in many places main in the interior. Flooding have been frequent, in the urban areas for example, the cities located in the plateau. The government has constructed new channels to evacuate the water from cities caused by rains. Furthermore, Angola has a variety of geographic settings, including desert that is known as the Namibe desert, where desertification has take place so fast. In this area the government and environmentalists organized campaigns for people engaged in the replanting processes. Even though the government has been making a lot of efforts, the situation has become worse due to the climate change. In conclusion, global warming is a global problem, so it will affect all of us wherever we are; therefore, our participation as environmentalists for saving the environment is urgent and very important.

How to Convince a Household to be Green



How to Convince a Household to be Green


By Artur Canumbila
English for Academic Purpose
June 2009
Southern Illinois University Carbondale





How to Convince a Household to be Green

Abstract

The topic of this paper is how to convince household to be Green. It argues that a household should be friendly environmental for saving the planet. Pollution has been global problem, so improving energy efficiency helps a household be green environmentally. There are 3 ways to accomplish this for this. First, we have to increase the energy efficiency of automobiles. Second, we should increase the energy efficiency of houses. Finally, we should increase the energy of efficiency in appliances.

Growing locally; fresh food

Abstract

The topic of this paper is “Eating locally, and growing our own food”. It states that people should grow their own food locally because growing locally gives some advantages. First, growing our own food locally gives the opportunity to have fresh food. Second, growing our own food makes it cheaper. Third, growing our own food locally makes people eco-friendly. Finally, growing locally our own food people can get food of good quality.


http://hernanarriagamurillo.blogspot.com/2009/06/growing-locally-fresh-food_22.html

Growing locally; fresh food

Abstract

The topic of this paper is “Eating locally, and growing our own food”. It states that people should grow their own food locally because growing locally gives some advantages. First, growing our own food locally gives the opportunity to have fresh food. Second, growing our own food makes it cheaper. Third, growing our own food locally makes people eco-friendly. Finally, growing locally our own food people can get food of good quality.

Link:

http://www.blogger.com/post-create.g?blogID=7869112813536494125

The price of staying cool

Abstract


The topic of this paper is the problem with using refrigerant gases. It argues that the gases used in refrigerants should be controlled by a worldwide policy in order to regulate them. There are four reasons for this argument. First, the big companies and industries are making more and more money every day selling refrigerants indiscriminately. Next, there is a demand of the common people for the refrigerants. Third, actions should be taken by the nations involved in protecting the ozone layer. And finally, it shows why our planet has to be protected in order to avoid damage from careless actions.

Link:

http://pokepoke3000.blogspot.com/2009/06/price-of-staying-cool.html

Abstract - Orangutans

The topic of this paper is orangutans. It argues that the orangutans must be protected. There are three reasons for this argument. First, extinction of orangutans might cause other ecosystems to be disturbed. Second, threatening orangutans is same as threatening humans, because people would lose our habitats by destroying the forests. Third, because orangutans are the most similar animals with mankind, there is close correlation between survival of the orangutans and humans.


Elimination of medical mercury

Abstract
The topic of this paper is elimination of medical mercury-containing devices. It argues that some medical programs have tried to eliminate medical mercury devices in most hospitals, and they should succeed in their plans. There would be three benefits to doing this. First, elimination of mercury devices in hospitals reduces the waste of mercury. Second, it protects the health of healthcare workers. Finally, it prevents spills of mercury.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

How to convince a household to be green

I am interested in household carbon footprint, and dealing with this topic will improve my knowledge and understanding about effects of matter which could also encourage some people to be protectors of the planet. Currently, it is important to have adequate comprehension that human activity has been the main risk to harm the environment. Furthermore, population grows faster causing widespread environment degradation. However, there are people who think that CO2 emission is more dangerous to the planet than we thought, and we have to make an urgent decision, but there are others who think that we can deal with risk because there is scientific knowledge to justify it. Carbon dioxide emission has been the principal cause of global warming because it is produced in the greatest quantity. Because of the high temperature caused by global warming, it will cause sea level rising, change in precipitation, reduction or extinction of many species and agricultural problems. Then, rising sea levels would flood economic infrastructure in coasts, and coral reefs, and wetlands will be destroyed. Droughts, dries, hurricanes and typhoons will be common in many areas. Human health alters disease and disrupt in biodiversity, causing extinction of species and appearance of new species. This could result in a tragedy for humans and the planet. Consequently, what should we do facing the threat of global warming ? This is the issue. There is the fastest, cheapest and most effective way to reduce carbon dioxide and other pollutant emissions into the atmosphere. It is logical to begin greenhouse emissions to where consumption occurs; therefore, we start from the household carbon footprint. In order to make a household cooperate to reduce carbon footprint, we have increase the energy efficiency of automobiles, houses and appliances, thus reducing the output of the CO2. According to Obama’s proposal, “promote green technologies and fuel efficiency standard ” (Obama, 2007). I will describe how to make household closely to green planet. Finally, I will explain that household can reduce carbon dioxide by increase energy and technology efficiency on cars, house and appliances.

References:
Barack Obama on environment (2007). On TheIssues. Retrieved June 7, 2009, from http://www.ontheissues.org/2008/Barack_Obama_Environment.html

Obama, B. (2009, May 19) Obama’s Fuel Efficiency Proposal. CBS6. Retrieved June 7, 2009, from http://www.wtvr.com/Global/story.asp?S-10386050

Western Daily Press (2008, Jan). Step up for a lower carbon footprint. Highbeam research Jan 2008. Retrieved May 21, 2009, from http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-15141910.html

Leiserowitz, A. (2009, Jan 6). “American Support for Local Action on Global Warming” Roper-Yale Environment Poll. Retrieved May 31, 2009 from http://www.environment.yale.edu/pubs/American-support-for-local-action-on-global-warming/

Montana green power (ND). Frequently asked questions: Energy –efficient New Construction. Retrieved June 7, 2009, from http://www.montanagreenpower.com/faq/newconst.php

Friday, June 19, 2009

SHOULD STUDENTS BE ALLOWED TO USE WIKIPEDIA

Wikipedia is widely used by people of different backgrounds, ages and purposes around the world. Many people consider Wikipedia an important tool for knowledge and as competent editor because they can find information necessary for their goal. Did you realize that? There are many students who use Wikipedia for academic purposes, and they think that they will be excellent in overall subjects of studies. However, the students should not be allowed to use Wikipedia because is not peer reviewed data for academic research, academic sources and for content.

Students are not recommended to use Wikipedia for academic research because the information is not approved for peer review, so it is not accurate and lack of credibility. The information is written and has an edited for anyone because it is a popular website and it is easy to access to the database. Because the information is not recognized or evaluated by experts, they are exposed to free availability and present weaknesses. Moreover, many sources are not cited in Wikipedia. For example, students need to integrate knowledge and scientific methods to develop research. Thus they will be able to learn research skill and to get the opportunity for finding the logic. Meredith Byers quotes Don Wyatt, Chairman of the Department, as saying that Wikipedia is not an accurate source for students’ research (2007).

Wikipedia should not be an academic source for students because the material is not verified or assessed by experts. There is insufficiency on variety and quality of data. Furthermore, many articles are not organized or comprehensive. Many articles are not supported by source and contain grammatical errors. In fact they need a competent editor with professional capacity and experience. The Wikipedia database is frequently in transformation; for instance, the data used for writing a research paper could not be the same version when you finish the research. On the contrary, sometimes the data are not updated, so cannot be used as principal source. According to Edward Bilodeau, “As for Wikipedia, I would agree that, for a variety of reasons, it is probably not a proper source for academic work. Many professors would not accept an encyclopedia entry as a citation in a paper, regardless of which encyclopedia it came from. Some might accept it as a source of a definition, perhaps, but in those cases, it would have to be an encyclopedia recognized in that field. Wikipedia, in a general sense, wouldn’t make the grade” (2008, para.8).

Wikipedia has a limited contend and deficient quantity on a variety of topics. For example, there are many changes in fields such as art, science, politics, history, technology and so on, but the specific topic inside the field of science is poor quality in context of content and diversity. We are not contradicted to say that it is negative to permit users generating content. This is the reason that Wikipedia has been criticized as not very good quality learning material due to inconsistency and imperfection in specialization of topics. According to Jason Wolverton, “it is not the number of articles available on Wikipedia that is up for debate, though. The argument amongst scholars is that the information available on Wikipedia is not necessarily accurate and that the articles themselves are particularly susceptible to internet vandalism” (2007, para.11).

Many people say that Wikipedia has succeeded because it has an advantage compared to other sources of references, and it has coverage by large number of writers, editors, and readers accessible in many languages. Moreover, many people can work at some time on one document. The opposing idea is irrelevant because Wikipedia has been provided more internet coverage than books published. Wikipedia made in books are not located in different parts of the world; also the internet has a disadvantage in terms of durability of data that is constantly changing. For example, we can save and conserve the same information in a book for a long time.
In conclusion, Wikipedia is not an appropriate source of good quality learning material for students in academia, or in specific content areas. Even though, it has a global coverage and free availability, It is inconsistent for research skill, has insufficient content in a variety of topics and is absent credibility in its database.

References:

Wolverton, J. (2007, Jan 22). Wikipedia Wisdom, Valley Vanguard, Retrieved June 5, 2007 from http://www.svsu.edu/clubs/vanguard/stories/1141

Bilodeau, E. (2008, Jan 14). Weblog. Academic banning of Google and Wikipedia misguided. Retrieved on June 5, 2009 http://www.cooweblog.com/bilodeau/archives/003743.html

Byers, M. (2007, Aug 3). Controversy over use of Wikipedia in academic papers arrives at Smith, Sophian, Smith College. Retrieved on June 5, 2009. http://www.tinyurl.com/2dyt65

HOW TO MAKE HOUSEHOLD FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT

Currently, as population grows faster, and people consume more and more natural resources, so there is widely extended environmental degradation. Human activities release carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Industries, fossil fuel, consumption, deforestation and land use change are contributing to global warming. This warming caused by quantity of CO2 into the atmosphere will cause planet castrastrophe. Global warming is unavoidable and there are people who think that we can deal with risk because there is scientific knowledge to justify it. Furthermore, people are more concerned about reducing weight than saving the planet. What we can do as an individual to promote environmental sustainability? Have we already thought about being responsible? Honestly, have we decided to know how much carbon footprint we spend? However, we can inspire a household to be environment friendly, replacing slowly, improving in energy and efficiency in automobiles and appliances, houses and industries, thus reducing its carbon emission to the atmosphere.

A household can reduce its gas emission using energy and technology efficiency in cars. Worldwide emissions depending on carbon dioxide from fuel combustion have been rising for many years. Moreover, carbon dioxide emissions depend on the carbon content of the fuels. Using more efficient cars and power plants, people save money and reduce gas emission. For example, if people a car that is technically and energy-efficient, it can help reduce vehicle fuel consumption and increase mileage. For example, as hybrid cars use clean fuel which incorporates fuel cells that combine stored hydrogen with oxygen from the air to produce electricity. People might use motor vehicles that are inexpensive, safe, and can drive a long distance without the need to refill. Another example is Barack Obama on environment: “When I announced my proposal to increase fuel efficiency standards on cars, I went to Detroit in front of the automakers and said they had to change their ways ” (2009, para.x). These can result in friendly environment.

Homes of the energy efficient construction can consume less energy for heating, cooking and heating water and guide us to save money. Houses should improve building systems promoting environmental construction, providing their designers and manufactures with solar home panels, for instance to install at home photovoltaics panel to generate energy that can pump water, refrigerate, charge batteries and supply homes with lighting. The solar energy systems are more efficient because they concentrate sun energy, cost less expensive and have environmental benefit. In addition, some energy improvement can be made in older homes to reduce heating and cooling cost. A green house is better protected from cold, heat, moisture, pollution and noise. Green buildings provide, environmental, ecological and social sustainability.

The increasing technology and efficiency will help to reduce in industries energy consumption and environment degradation. Industries with high CO2 emission that contribute to global warming, acid precipitation and other environmental problems is possible to separate carbon dioxide produced during the combustion of fossil fuels and then isolate it from the atmosphere. For example, factories can use cogeneration, which is one energy technology with a bright future which is a combination of heat and power. This system can enable hospitals, hotels, restaurants, factories and others business to use less energy. Using solar, wind, biomass, and other forms of renewable energy is the goal to reduce gas emission. The government should incorporate regulations for having low emission rate and increase the competitive pressure to change to renewable energy.

Some people say that homeowners have to pay lot of money to installing renewable energy sources. The systems can be expensive to purchase and install and they provide electricity only intermittently, when weather conditions permit, but during unfavorable conditions residents must purchase electricity from their local utility. The argument is irrelevant because the system permits homeowners to produce their own energy to a “net meter” Their electricity consumer saves money while contributing to a cleaner environment. Furthermore, the government gives many tax credits which are accessible to consumers to improve their homes’ energy efficiencies.

It is clear that a good way to pursue an environmentally healthy household is to increase the technology and gradually introduce energy efficiency in automobiles and appliances, houses and industries. Technology helps to contribute the achievement of the objective, but government can also insist on regulating and implementing encouraged measures for using renewable energy. These will provide to save money, make industries more sophisticated, and make houses more comfortable and environmental friendly. Alternative Energy Source (N.D). “Tips on grants and saving money Retrieved June, 16 2009 from http:www.and of course access to the Living Database Of US Renewable Energy Incentives. Many governments now recognize that by necessity. Think economic crisis pushing along renewable and energy-efficiency” (N.D). Finally, carbon dioxide footprint can be reduced or eliminated from the environment by householders involving and improving technology and efficient appliances in cars, houses and industries.

References:
Barack Obama on environment (2007). On TheIssues. Retrieved June 7, 2009. From http://www.ontheissues.org/2008/Barack_Obama_Environment.html
Obama, B. (2009, May 19). Obama’s Fuel Efficiency Proposal. CBS6. Retrieved June 7,2009, from http://www.wtvr.com/Global/story.asp?S-10386050
Western Daily Press (2008, Jan.). Step up for a lower carbon footprint. Highbeam research Jan 2008. Retrieved, May 21, 2009, from http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-15141910.html
Montana green power (ND). Frequently asked questions::Energy –efficient New Construction. Retrieved, June 7, 2009, from http://www.montanagreenpower.com/faq/newconst.php

Leiserowitz, A. (2009, Jan 6). “American Support for Local Action on Global Warming” Roper-Yale Environment Poll. Retrieved May 31, 2009 from http://www.environment.yale.edu/pubs/American-support-for-local-action-on-global-warming/

HOW TO MAKE HOUSEHOLD BE FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT

HOW TO MAKE HOUSEHOLD BE FRIENDLY T
Currently, as population grows faster, and people consume more and more natural resources, so there is widely extended environmental degradation. Human activities release carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Industries, fossil fuel, consumption, deforestation and land use change are contributing to global warming. This warming caused by quantity of CO2 into the atmosphere will cause planet castrastrophe. Global warming is unavoidable and there are people who think that we can deal with risk because there is scientific knowledge to justify it. Furthermore, people are more concerned about reducing weight than saving the planet. What we can do as an individual to promote environmental sustainability? Have we already thought about being responsible? Honestly, have we decided to know how much carbon footprint we spend? However, we can inspire a household to be environment friendly, replacing slowly, improving in energy and efficiency in automobiles and appliances, houses and industries, thus reducing its carbon emission to the atmosphere.

A household can reduce its gas emission using energy and technology efficiency in cars. Worldwide emissions depending on carbon dioxide from fuel combustion have been rising for many years. Moreover, carbon dioxide emissions depend on the carbon content of the fuels. Using more efficient cars and power plants, people save money and reduce gas emission. For example, if people a car that is technically and energy-efficient, it can help reduce vehicle fuel consumption and increase mileage. For example, as hybrid cars use clean fuel which incorporates fuel cells that combine stored hydrogen with oxygen from the air to produce electricity. People might use motor vehicles that are inexpensive, safe, and can drive a long distance without the need to refill. Another example is Barack Obama on environment: “When I announced my proposal to increase fuel efficiency standards on cars, I went to Detroit in front of the automakers and said they had to change their ways ” (2009, para.x). These can result in friendly environment.

Homes of the energy efficient construction can consume less energy for heating, cooking and heating water and guide us to save money. Houses should improve building systems promoting environmental construction, providing their designers and manufactures with solar home panels, for instance to install at home photovoltaics panel to generate energy that can pump water, refrigerate, charge batteries and supply homes with lighting. The solar energy systems are more efficient because they concentrate sun energy, cost less expensive and have environmental benefit. In addition, some energy improvement can be made in older homes to reduce heating and cooling cost. A green house is better protected from cold, heat, moisture, pollution and noise. Green buildings provide, environmental, ecological and social sustainability.

The increasing technology and efficiency will help to reduce in industries energy consumption and environment degradation. Industries with high CO2 emission that contribute to global warming, acid precipitation and other environmental problems is possible to separate carbon dioxide produced during the combustion of fossil fuels and then isolate it from the atmosphere. For example, factories can use cogeneration, which is one energy technology with a bright future which is a combination of heat and power. This system can enable hospitals, hotels, restaurants, factories and others business to use less energy. Using solar, wind, biomass, and other forms of renewable energy is the goal to reduce gas emission. The government should incorporate regulations for having low emission rate and increase the competitive pressure to change to renewable energy.

Some people say that homeowners have to pay lot of money to installing renewable energy sources. The systems can be expensive to purchase and install and they provide electricity only intermittently, when weather conditions permit, but during unfavorable conditions residents must purchase electricity from their local utility. The argument is irrelevant because the system permits homeowners to produce their own energy to a “net meter” Their electricity consumer saves money while contributing to a cleaner environment. Furthermore, the government gives many tax credits which are accessible to consumers to improve their homes’ energy efficiencies.

It is clear that a good way to pursue an environmentally healthy household is to increase the technology and gradually introduce energy efficiency in automobiles and appliances, houses and industries. Technology helps to contribute the achievement of the objective, but government can also insist on regulating and implementing encouraged measures for using renewable energy. These will provide to save money, make industries more sophisticated, and make houses more comfortable and environmental friendly. Alternative Energy Source (N.D). “Tips on grants and saving money Retrieved June, 16 2009 from http:www.and of course access to the Living Database Of US Renewable Energy Incentives. Many governments now recognize that by necessity. Think economic crisis pushing along renewable and energy-efficiency” (N.D). Finally, carbon dioxide footprint can be reduced or eliminated from the environment by householders involving and improving technology and efficient appliances in cars, houses and industries.

References:
Barack Obama on environment (2007). On TheIssues. Retrieved June 7, 2009. From http://www.ontheissues.org/2008/Barack_Obama_Environment.html
Obama, B. (2009, May 19). Obama’s Fuel Efficiency Proposal. CBS6. Retrieved June 7,2009, from http://www.wtvr.com/Global/story.asp?S-10386050
Western Daily Press (2008, Jan.). Step up for a lower carbon footprint. Highbeam research Jan 2008. Retrieved, May 21, 2009, from http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-15141910.html
Montana green power (ND). Frequently asked questions::Energy –efficient New Construction. Retrieved, June 7, 2009, from http://www.montanagreenpower.com/faq/newconst.php

Leiserowitz, A. (2009, Jan 6). “American Support for Local Action on Global Warming” Roper-Yale Environment Poll. Retrieved May 31, 2009 from http://www.environment.yale.edu/pubs/American-support-for-local-action-on-global-warming/

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Hosptal Goes Green

(Abstract)

            The topic of this paper is Hospital Goes Green. It argues that hospitals create a lot of emission and spend a lot of energy. First they have to reduce emissions and save energy by 2050. Next, they should change to green energy. Finally, it is big challenge to reduce emissions and save energy. However, if it could be successful, we can reduce a lot of emissions every year. 

Vegetarianism

Abstract
The topic of this paper is
vegetarianism. It argues that vegetarians can help people protect their environment and make their life better. There are four reasons for this argument. First, vegetarianism is an easy way for people to carry out the environmental protection. Second, going vegetarian can greatly reduce the amount of greenhouse emissions. Third, going vegetarian is very healthy. Finally, vegetarianism helps people preserve and save more resources.


Abstract

Quality of animals' life


The topic of this paper is quality of animals’ life. It argues that the zoos should give better living environment to the animals. There are three ways to change the living environment for the animals. Firstly, some wildlife parks are needed for the animals. Second, the spaces that feel like the natural habitats are needed. Finally, the people should learn how to share the world with animals. 

Hospital Emissions (Abstract)

English for academic purposes 2

Katherine Ortegon M. 

Abstract

 

The topic of this paper is hospital emissions. Hospitals like other organizations are generating pollutants derived from their operation and specifically from their waste treatment systems. In this sense, hospitals are contributing to increasing many respiratory diseases and there is a burgeoning concern about this situation.  This paper argues that hospitals should change their operation and reduce their footprint and there are three ways to achieve it. First, they should develop research projects oriented to develop cleaner technologies; second, integrate the Life Cycle Thinking in their operations and third, rethink their core business with an environmental sight.    

To find the complete research paper click here. 

Spending A TIme On You Tube

I spend a lot of time on you tube, because I want to follow latest Japanese entertainments on You Tube. Have you ever spent more than 5 hours on You Tube? Sometimes I’m focus on You Tube, and I feel time goes by so fast. It’s a kind of addictive You Tube. Actually, I never use it for searching information. I just use it for fun. What kind of film clips do you watch as usual? I watch Japanese comedy mostly, then, sometimes I listen to music, but it’s from all Japanese culture. I think that it’s not good to improve my English skill, however, I really miss my culture and comedy, because I’m in U.S. right now. That’s why I spend a lot of times on You Tube. Say in other words, You Tube is the only one amusement which I can touch latest Japanese topics such as entertainment, music, comedy, and drama. On the other hand, I have to use it for studying. There are a lot of useful materials for studying English. I must found them out, and I have to use not only having fun but also studying English. Anyway, You Tube has infiltrated many aspects of our daily life. We would spend a lot of time on You Tube also from now on.

Don't students become addicted to Wikipedia

What do you think about using the Wikipedia is useful for our studying or not, especially academic fields? According to some articles about the Wikipedia, it has both advantages and disadvantages. I think that it should not be used in academic field because in these fields, students have to study more specific and figure out themselves. However, sometimes we need it as resources, but too much depending on this site makes us to never consult for studying (Byers, 2007, para. 2). However, in fact, “Launched Jan. 15, 2001, it is already the ninth most popular Web site in the United States, according to Alexa Internet, a company that monitors Web Traffic” (Wolverton, 2007, para. 9).  Do you know this fact? Actually, It has become popular more than I expected. If students become addicted of the Wikipedia, they would depend on it every day. Therefore, they might not think themselves. Moreover, especially academic fields need special knowledge. I think that only the Wikipedia couldn’t cover all academic fields. 

            First, in academic fields, we shouldn’t use the Wikipedia mainly, but we can use it as part of resources. If we use it too much, there will be no our opinions and arguments, also; everyone might take same answers and opinions. It is kind of boring, and it is not valuable for our studying. At first, we try to find our answers, then, we can retrieve some resources from the Wikipedia. Recognizing our opinions and resources from Web site make our study more interesting and exciting. I it has big mean toward well.

             Second, in fact, according to Wolverton (2007), the Wikipedia , Web site, has been used increasingly common all over the world, especially the United States (Wolverton, 2007, para. 9). This result indicates that many students in the United States use this Web site for their studying, hobby and so on. If they use it too much, they will not consult about their studying any more, also; they would be lazy or addictive about Web information such an s Wikipedia. Then it will be apprehensive a drop in scholastic ability.

            Third, by the academic field, especially university, we need more special knowledge than on Web site’s it. I think knowledge on Web site is not enough to write and study for academic reports and papers. We have to find out more specific and more unique resources from many journals, books, and newspapers, not only Web site. Otherwise, we can’t cover academic field. “ It found that Americans aged 25 to 34 in the sample named Wikipedia as the second most credible source business information, after business magazines” (Gapper, 2008, para. 9). This mean is not first resource for business. It shows opinion same as me.

            However, the Internet has infiltrated many aspects of our daily life. Also, we can get much information on the Web site whatever we want. The Internet helps us as useful information tools. Therefore, it helps our studying very well, and we can absorb a lot of knowledge widely from the Internet. When we can’t find answers from books that really I want to know, we can get answers easily from the Internet such as the Wikipedia. We just put some key words on the search box, then, the computer will be searched easily. We can save the time to study.

            In conclusion, I refer that the Wikipedia sometimes works good for us. For instance, we can save the time to study, and we can get answers easily. However, conversely to put it the other way around, it has risk to be addicted about using the Internet resources. We should use the Wikipedia carefully. Then the Internet might help us very well, and our grade might be gone up some day. 

Abstract

The topic of this paper "living fossil - panda" is panda. It argues that pandas should be saved by human beings in China. There are three reasons for this argument. First, government should build pandas’ protection areas and formulate some policies and laws to save panda. Second, government has to improve the environment of the protection area and also they should use some public commercial to tell people how important panda is. Finally, government should give enough funds to scientists who study panda.

Going Vegetarian

Abstract

The topic of this paper is going vegetarian. It argues that everyone should work to go vegetarian for a clean environment. There are ways to do that. First, government encourages people in many ways. Second, health industry makes awareness campaigns for this purpose. Furthermore, people encourage each other to go vegetarian.



Abstract


To summarize, Antarctica is not cooling, because scientists did not contemplate the long-term, or different zones of Antarctica in their analyses; in addition, they conclude on theoretical base, but a recent study considered real data and theories and the result was that Antarctica is warming. It is necessary to make more serious studies about this issue in order to have more scientific evidence about these last surprising results, which point out Antarctica is warming, not cooling.

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SUMMANRY

My favorite things in YouTube

There are some websites on the Internet that are very useful. One of them is YouTube, which many people like. Indeed, I often spend one or two hours on YouTube. I prefer to watch movies on YouTube more than on TV channels. Also, I might find most movies, soccer games, and funny clips which I desire to watch. In addition, YouTube has many useful clips that help many different kinds of people. For example, it assists students to find some videos or clips about any information that students need. For me, I have used YouTube to help me to understand some points that I learned in Core Class such as global warming, ozone loss and pollution. YouTube has helped me to improve my English listening skill because I have listened to random English clips every day. On the other hand, because I like to watch sports, especially soccer, I have used YouTube to watch some goals and perfect opportunities in a soccer game when I can’t watch a match. Moreover, I have used YouTube to watch important events in the world that I don’t see in the news, especially about my country. Finally, I spend a lot of time on YouTube because I find everything that I need to watch there.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Getting time on YouTube


I have used YouTube many times for both the purpose the finding important information and for finding entertainment.  I have found information about politics, environment, history and science. Normally, this is a site where I can find evidence because the news is frequently filmed and reported. Furthermore, YouTube has covered information worldwide and in different areas. In fact, it is a good source for being informed about the occurrences around the world. However, using YouTube for entertainment, actually, I have used it mostly for watching movies and sports, especially, soccer game. Another option is culture that I have required from them essentially in music and sports. For example, I used to watch international soccer games through YouTube. YouTube provides a variety of excellent information; therefore, it makes difficulty for me to make a decision which is the most preferred program. It is a useful sector of information which works for people’s benefit and for the nation. There are many advantages to using YouTube because it offers people updated world events, knowledge, and amusement. YouTube is available for everybody, anywhere, any time and it is free to use it. It is clear that YouTube is an excellent tool of communication and information considered internationally.  

Chinese essay-writing

           Essay-writing in my country is very different from the United States. Firstly, we don’t have any rights or rules about using outside resources. There is no “three words rule” with Chinese writers. It is free to use anyone’s article resources if you don’t copy the whole original articles. Even though someone might copy the idea and paraphrase from others without putting the author’s name and date of publication, it is acceptable. Of course, we don’t need to put references. Indeed, in the educational essay-writing in school, teachers allow students to use other authors words and a few sentences to help their essay; nobody will care about where, whose and when the resources you use. Besides, it is not popular to use websites for essay-writing in China. In addition, Chinese students don’t have as many writing papers as America schools do. Actually, I am not good at Chinese essays on even English writing. Generally, Chinese education is too rigid. The students achieve the knowledge only depending on the books, and follow the teacher’s idea. For these reasons, Chinese students are not as flexible in essay-writing as American writers.  

           In my case, I am not good at writing; there is not too much knowledge about facts or news in my mind. When I write an essay, I am so helpless to gather the information for my essay. So, using the resources from website helps me a lot on my papers. By the way, I can get much information and knowledge when I read other articles.  

Getting time on YouTube


I have used YouTube many times for both the purpose the finding important information and for finding entertainment.  I have found information about politics, environment, history and science. Normally, this is a site where I can find evidence because the news is frequently filmed and reported. Furthermore, YouTube has covered information worldwide and in different areas. In fact, it is a good source for being informed about the occurrences around the world. However, using YouTube for entertainment, actually, I have used it mostly for watching movies and sports, especially, soccer game. Another option is culture that I have required from them essentially in music and sports. For example, I used to watch international soccer games through YouTube. YouTube provides a variety of excellent information; therefore, it makes difficulty for me to make a decision which is the most preferred program. It is a useful sector of information which works for people’s benefit and for the nation. There are many advantages to using YouTube because it offers people updated world events, knowledge, and amusement. YouTube is available for everybody, anywhere, any time and it is free to use it. It is clear that YouTube is an excellent tool of communication and information considered internationally.  

YouTube

YouTube is an internet media site created to reproduce any kind of video clips; personally I do not spent much time looking for critical information in this media, but sometimes I have used it for specific purposes because I think that it can be used for useful information and also for entertainment.

In my country, I taught the Occupational Safety course and Process Improvement course for the Industrial Engineering Undergraduate Program. Both of these courses require visual aids to explain some concepts, give examples and improve the students’ understanding. In the case of Occupational Health, I have used many videos from YouTube to show to students different risks associated with labor, to show them how systems like sprinklers or fume detectors work and finally to show them natural and technological disasters that occurred around the world as part of the emergency preparedness module. This would not have been possible without YouTube’s help.  

In the second case, in the Process Improvement subject, students are in their third semester and they are beginning to understand how industrial systems work and how products are made; for this reason I have used YouTube video clips to allow them to compare industrial processes in developed countries and industrial process in our country. 

In my experience, YouTube has been a very useful free tool to give examples in classes and discuss them with the students. Nonetheless, you have to be careful about the information found because like other Internet media, anybody can put any video there including some that are only “trash”. 

However, sometimes I have used YouTube as part of my entertainment. For instance, when I need to send songs or lyrics to my friends or simply when I want to watch some of the movies I prefer, for example, it has been very useful to find old movies like Modern Times or Indiana Jones that are difficult to obtain in current stores.

In reference to what kind of film clips I have reviewed, the majority has been related with occupational safety, labor diseases, emergencies and also, song videos, belly dance choreographies and old movies.  

 

FW#5 Chinese Essays

In CESL, essays and papers are very common things that have to be done everyday. Maybe it is hard to somebody in other countries, but it is easier to Chinese students because we have written a lot of essays and papers during out high school life and even in Chinese universities. I say it is easy because we have written every day, and the pages limited are not hard to us. However, we use a different type of writing skills. In America, essays are written by order and value. However, Chinese people use a lot of adjectives and written by cycle. They want the reader to know how perfect the paper is. But Americans only tell the truth, because they think a paper is not a novel, they do not have to write several adjectives, and also it is academic. I think it is really a big difference between a Chinese essay and an American one. Actually, I study in America already three years. At first, no body can know what I write in my paper because it looks like a poem or something else. After that, the only way I can do is just to keep my mind, telling the truth, using the American way to write an American essay, that is it. Now I really like to write essays and papers because it is really following the American writing style. 

Essay - writing style

In my country there are different ways to write an essay, and the most common is the free style. People use this, because you are not under pressure to follow any rule. In this case, you can take different topics and write about them and all the pages desired. In addition, we do not use double space or indentation. If you want you can separate the text into paragraphs or not, in my country there are many writers who love to write but they do not have any specialized training in how to write books, essays, articles for newspaper and magazines, but they do. They have learned this in an empirical way by reading or a short training at school; for this reason the essay in my country does not demand to be written under certain rules. As I said before, there are some that demand certain rules, but most people choose the free style. We accept this because in this way we do not deny people the opportunity to write.

In my case I hope to be familiarized with the American style to write this kind of paper, because I think it is fundamental to success when I start my master studies here. I have followed all the information that I have received in writing class here and I also have read some American writers to see the way they have written their articles.

(Ex.5) Effort for Prevention of bad words

By computers' having come into wide use, a serious problem has arisen, which is suicide. Nowadays, most people use computer, and they have their homepages or blogs. In there, they spend a lot of time with meeting and chatting with their friends. But, these days, it is used for backbiting. Some people who want to speak ill of someone use bad words online. Because this usually happens without a real name, a lot of people enjoy it without a sense of guilt. This is getting worse, and it has became a serious issue in Korea. That’s why the rate of suicide has increased because of depression by bad words. Also, it caused new words as well as bad words to be created. It affected children, and bad words spread quickly. They are also used on cell phones. Thereby, there were some accidents, which included depression of children and suicide. For these reasons, content ratings have arisen. It prevents users from risky language, nudity, and violence. And the owner using a computer or cell phone can reject things if they don’t want to contact them. And the law requiring using of real names was created. Therefore, we have to use our real name online, not in private, but in public places. It doesn’t protect everything; however, it brought some positive changes.

Essay and Countries

Undoubtedly, regions or countries determine the way that you write academic papers. Another factor is how you have prepared to do that, by yourself or if you studied some kind of writing or something like that. But, from my point of view I think that the most important point to consider in this sort of project is the type of readers, who are the focus or target of your writing. In South America the people like to write around the topic. They are not going to the idea directly. They include unnecessary, complicated, and nice words. Finally, they attack the main points. For example, a journalist from some newspaper in the sport parts writes this kind of news, but the readers like it, because they want to spend time in it, maybe in hours of work or in the office. The big difference about this subject, essay writing, between the US and my country is that in the US, you need to consider plagiarism. Plagiarism is morally and legally forbidden. In Mexico, plagiarism is not considered a grave error. In my case, I never have written about this kind of essay, even though I have written other kinds of research papers. I have written scientific articles, in one of them as a main author, and in others of them as collaborator.

YouTube

Recently, YouTube has become a popular website all over the world. Every day a large number of people crowd into the YouTube website and spend much time on it. There is no exception for me either. When I have time or finish my homework, I like to see dramas or movies from YouTube. I like to use YouTube because it is really convenient. For example, YouTube is a shareable website. Many people will put all kinds of programs or movies on it. Even if I stay in the United States, I can also see Taiwan TV programs through YouTube. It makes me know what’s going on in my country. Furthermore, when chatting with my Taiwanese friends, I have topics to talk about with my friends. It helps me keep in touch with my friends. Also, I can find some useful things on YouTube. For instance, I often use YouTube movies to learn English because I can take time to see the movie again and it provides me a good chance to learn English accent. Therefore, I spend much time on YouTube every day. 

YouTube

YouTube is a very useful tool, which is getting stronger every day. All people around the world who have access to Internet also have YouTube. This is a tool in which we can find everything related with video. Even movies are found in YouTube. It gives us a lot of useful information and also pointless. We are able to listen to music, see other people’s videos and watch movies as I mentioned before. Any thing you can imagine related with music, sound or mostly video is found in Youtube. I have been watching soccer goals about the most recent matches.  Futhermore there are also chapters of series. Usually this tool is used as entertainment because it has a lot of funny and just interesting things. Normally when I spend time in YouTube, I look for musical videos and TV series or shows. One good point that Youtube has is that it is free to watch and it’s just necessary to have an account and upload something. In conclusion YouTube is an interesting tool that helps us in our likes or desires of watching.  

YouTube

Technology gives us a lot of beneficial things. One of them is the Internet. The Internet is an open world and you can find a lot of information online. I’m interested in watching YouTube and I spend a lot of time on it. YouTube is a good website to be interested in and I find the information I need. Actually I find in YouTube what I’m looking for. For example, if I’m looking for information about the TOEFL exam, I can find it with good explanation and from different resources. Also, I spent a lot of time to find anything in YouTube that can improve my skills in the English language. Moreover, when I have free time, I prefer to look for something for entertainment. I usually look for any topic that talks about health, children and beauty. Also, I spend time by watching series of Arabic movies since I miss the Arabic here. 

Keep the words

Right now, there are a lot of people are using the wrong words. Most of them are young people who were born after the 1990s. These young people always use some wrong word when they are texting and chatting by cell phone or Internet. The words that be changed are very difficult to read. Sometimes Chinese cannot read the words. They write words by this way because they think that they are different and cute. But many Chinese don’t like that. Also there are some input methods in the computers that can write these words. Some linguists said that the words that they changed are Martian language. Only ET can read it. Many people want to change this situation because the wrong words are bad for the language. But it’s very difficult to limit it, because nobody can control how others write. I think the government will have some ideas to solve the situation.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Pros and Cons About McDonald's


McDonald's food that includes a lot of animal fat and salt might cause adult disease. It is clear that over ingestion of food such as too much salt, sugar, and fat is known to be bad for our body and our health. Also, those foods can causes to gain weight quickly and easily, especially our stomach (Spurlock, 2004). Moreover, "in only thirty days of eating nothing but McDonald's I gained twenty-four and a half ponds, my liver turned to fat and my cholesterol shot up sixty-five points. My body fat percentage went from eleven to eighteen percent" (Spurlock, 2004, para. 11). Therefore, I mention that McDonald's is bad for our health. 


The fast food, McDonald's, is very convenient for us to buy because we can eat easily and reasonable without waiting, and whether we want eat. As Kroc says, "we provide food that customers love, day after day after day. People just want more of it" (Kroc, 1995, para.17). Recently, McDonald's is keeping open during 24 hours. It has become more useful. Moreover, McDonald's is common food all over the world, because we can enjoy the same taste anywhere else. In addition, fast food in the U.S. has become common food dramatically at present (Schlosser, 2002). Finally, both service spirits and convenience make people want to go to McDonald's.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Animal in Jail


 

                                          

           Yesterday before my kids went to the St. Louis Zoo with the ESL Unity Point School group, they couldn’t sleep because they were very exited to see animals. I think with no zoos we couldn’t see those different and various kinds of animals. Really I feel sad sometimes when I think about how those animals lose their freedom, but after deeply thinking about the benefits of keeping animals in the zoo, I changed my mind. I think if there were no zoos, people couldn’t see animals or feel happy when they watch them play or eat. Also, they couldn’t care for some kinds, which might become extinct, and keep them a live. And we can’t give our kids information about animals, which they can’t see, or touch some of which are amiable kinds. So, I don’t agree with those people who think that animals are staying in jail and I can say that it is a cage to keep them and there are employees to care of their health, food and protection. 

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Zoos: Should they exist?


Katherine Ortegon M.


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Many people disagree with the idea to maintain animals in jail because it is unnatural, but other argues that it could be the only chance to save some species. In my opinion there are advantages and disadvantages about zoos.


The first advantage is that zoos recover animals that have been harmed by people, they make diagnostics and make the treatment required to have a healthy animal again; in other words, they save animals’ lives. Second, zoos are the best place to recover species from the extinction process, because they can find a couple of them and begin a large process and do research to achieve successful reproduction in captivity. Indeed, recent studies said that this could be the only chance for future generations to know some kind of species, and also could be the fastest way to avoid the future species’ extinction. Finally, I have listened to programs oriented to children and young people education. To do it, they use education and uncommon animals like camels, monkeys and bears that people can touch without danger, and they go to schools teaching what is their natural habitat, the importance of these species in the environment and why we should take care of them; at the same time people can interact with them and learn to love them.


On the other hand, I disagree with some conditions in zoos. On of them is the loss of natural habitat, because although many zoos try to recreate a natural environment, they do not achieve the same conditions of temperature, light and development in wildlife; as a consequence animals change their behavior. For example, some tigers and lions forget how to hunt, because they receive food all the time without any effort; other animals change their herding customs, because all the time they live with different kinds of animals. Finally, it is well known that in many cases animals are harmed by zoos’ internal personnel in order to achieve specific activities to show to the zoo’s visitors, this is the reason that many people don’t believe in zoos.


FW#4 Children Play Laptop

            PC an IMac are coming to our daily lives; all we know is that it is important. We can use it to search for information of all kinds of majors; to play on-line games all day long; and to chat with our friends. In other words, computer is the most important thing in our lives right now.

   

         How about children? Do we have to give children a laptop earlier in their lives? Yes, at the earlier age, they can easily to get information from computers or IMacs, and also PC or IMac can give them all the answers that they ask for. And they can be some step with other children who use computers at the same time. And also laptop is better than desktop, because it is easy to carry and it is really cool if you take it to school. Other children will be interested with your children, and they will communicate well. It is really a good sign for children growing well.

     

       However, there are still lots of bad things on the Internet, such as violence and adults websites. Laptops can still help children to learn a lot of knowledge that cannot be taught in school.  

Fluency Exercise #4, Remove Air Conditioners

The car air conditioner is one of the most dangerous pollutants in the environment, around the entire world. The refrigerant that they use has the most dangerous gases for the ozone layer, CFCs and HCFCs. The demand for cars is always growing. New cars are born every day and for sure they are able to use air conditioners. In hot countries and in the hot cities all over the world, people require this air. It is now like something necessary for our lives. People are getting dependent of this thing. Every time in hot times, we look for an air conditioner without knowing its consequences. With the passing of the year, more houses also are getting air conditioners, so, it is not just a car problem.  The big companies, makers of car, or homes air conditioners, are making more money every day selling these products to the common people. We should forget the car or home air conditioners. This is killing our future, our environment and also the future of our children.

Give Each Child Laptop is Not Good-F/W #4


    Children’s education become more and more important with a right way. If there is a program that every child from all countries can get laptop computer, that is absolutely good. However, there are many possible problems that could occur. Firstly, it is not all countries that can afford the expenses. For example, in the case of China, we have the biggest population, and our country is not rich enough. So I don’t think the government has finance for this kind of program. Secondly, when I think of computers, I will relate it to games. Children are always curious about new things. Most of them maybe interested about games and spend lot of time on them. If so, it is bad for their influenced on their education. But, if the computer was designed without any negative games, it is acceptable. Thirdly, computers exactly make people become more lazy than before. Giving them laptops when they are young and need primary education is not good for their future. All in all, giving each children laptop computer is not an ideal program.  

The last place for the animals

People always talk about how bad the zoos are, or that the animals should go back to the wild. I don’t think so; I know that the wild is good for the animals, but it is too dangerous for the animals living in the wild. Maybe the zoos don’t have a good place for the animals but the zoos are really protecting animals. I like the zoos, because they are very important for protecting animals. Also helping people’s relationship with animals is very important. If all the people love animals, the animals can be safe everywhere. Most zoos are trying to do this. There are many programs in the zoos to teach people to know and love animals. There are many shows in the zoos that can make people like the animals. Also, some zoos have education programs to teach people to know and appreciate animals. For example, wolves are always playing a bad role in the stories. In fact, the wolf is not a bad species. They only hurt people when the people want to hurt them and the wolves are protecting their families. I think it can help people to know the animals and try to protect the animals. 

(Ex.4) An influence of computer on children

If every child has a laptop computer, there will be many unexpected problems. First, most children will become fat. Today, scientific and economic growth cause people to stay on chairs for a long time as well as to gain weight. It will also affect children, and the problem will become a serious issue. That's because gaining weight can cause children to get disease such as diabetes, and obesity. Secondly, children lose their opportunities to be able to have experiences by playing outdoors. They don't know about nature and can't learn the value of nature. Third, the using of computer for the children brings a lot of risk that children can be addicted to Internet games. It makes children become violent. And it will interrupt children's normal social relationships. It can cause crisis to rise in the end. For these reasons, I think that for children to have a laptop computer is not good. In other words, learning in real life is better than staying at home with a computer.

The computer is good for children

        In my opinion, I think it is good for children to use the laptop computer when people are very young, since the technology like computers is very important in the future. If children can use the laptop very early, it will be helpful for them to adapt to the trend of the future. Besides, children have a good ability to learn all kinds of things when teenagers. For example, in Japan, parents often give the computers to their children when they are four. Then they let them learn a language, or painting, etc. Therefore, beginning to go to school, their children are able to catch up with other children. Furthermore, their children who learn the computer very early are better at the computer skills than others who touch the computer later. Therefore, I think it is good to give children computers. However, giving children computers too early may cause some problems. For instance, children spend much time on the computers and this made them have some problems in social skills. But if parents can help children control their time, I think it is still good for their children. Therefore, I think every country should do the programs that try to give one laptop computer to every child. 

Laptop for each child

Those programs that try to give one laptop computer to every child, I think, are a good idea, because a child has the opportunity to learn about computer at an early age. We are living in a time where everybody has to master this. It is clear to see today that people that do not master a computer have a few chances to get a good job, and if they plan to attend school this could be a problem. For example, I am one of those people who have many difficulties in operating computers, because I did not have the opportunity to learn about it at early age. This is a skill very necessary in this century and in those that are coming.

I think that all countries should establish training courses in computer for everyone, because in this way, people are not going to have any problem to face this technological era. It would be better if they enact a law.

The possible problem that a child would have with a laptop computer is that he is not responsible enough to use and take care of it, or maybe he becomes addicted to this and he become dependent. To avoid this it is very important that their parents put special care into how they use it. 

 

 

Laptop program for children

In modern life, a computer is one of the important things. So, everyone should own one, and he should learn it. Moreover, we know that childhood is the best period for learning. Thus, there are some programs in some countries either from governments or organizations that give one laptop computer to every child. This step assists in developing the child in computer use. Also, it contributes to making the child have much experience. Thus, when children grow up, they will be able to become experts of the computer. In my country, my government started the King Abdullah program four years ago. This program targets giving every student in elementary school one laptop computer. Today, most children in my country are able to use the laptop very well. On the other hand, a child must be under control when he uses the computer because the computer includes some immoral websites. Finally, we should encourage programs which give laptops to children because these programs contribute to improving the children.

Laptop program for children

In modern life, a computer is one of the important things. So, everyone should own one, and he should learn it. Moreover, we know that childhood is the best period for learning. Thus, there are some programs in some countries either from governments or organizations that give one laptop computer to every child. This step assists in developing the child in computer use. Also, it contributes to making the child have much experience. Thus, when children grow up, they will be able to become experts of the computer. In my country, my government started the King Abdullah program four years ago. This program targets giving every student in elementary school one laptop computer. Today, most children in my country are able to use the laptop very well. On the other hand, a child must be under control when he uses the computer because the computer includes some immoral websites. Finally, we should encourage programs which give laptops to children because these programs contribute to improving the children.

Laptop, which has both advantage and disadvantage, is useful?

Programs that try to give one laptop computer to every child have both advantages and disadvantages, I think. Therefore, I agree with both opinions, that they are a good idea and not a good idea. What point of view do you have about this programs?

First, I want to state that there are some advantages about this programs. Recently, computer has become global standard all over the world. So, we have to learn how to use computers such as laptops and desktops. If people could learn it from early childhood, it will work as their advantage in the future, such as job hunting. In addition, laptop is a more important tool as a source of knowledge than a desktop itself, because we can take it whenever we want. When we were in the childhood, I had various curiosity about everything. I think modern children are also the same as me; so, laptops would help them as a useful material.

Next, I think laptops sometimes influence children badly because they can bring it somewhere. This means that we can watch Internet without parents' permission. If a child did net surfing on illegal sites, parents can't know the fact. I think there are many potential risks on these sites. Moreover, if children use computer too much, they will be addicted to computer, and they will not know how to make relationships with their friends.

Finally, I think it is better to use laptops in front of parents if you want to use them. It is clear a laptop is very valuable tool, but we should never forget that human relation is more important than spending too much time with a laptop, especially in childhood. 

A laptop

           A Laptop is a good thing that technology offers to us. I am interested in using my laptop anywhere, since I can do all my homework anytime and anywhere. On the contrary I am not interested in the programs that allow children to carry laptops, since if you gave your children laptops you will not sit with them all the time. Some of the children do not have consciousness to deal with the laptop. Also, there are some children who cannot use the laptop wisely and that may cause problems. For me and as a mother I do not allow my children to take the laptop and play with it by themselves. So, I pay attention to what they are watching; after they become aware how to use the laptop, I will give the freedom to them to use it. I disagree with that program that gives each child a laptop, and I think that all country should refuse that, because he may use it in a wrong way as I mentioned. Also, maybe the child will lose his time with no benefit; I mean spend a lot of time without doing anything except playing, for example. It is a good idea if there is control for kids, but many parents do not have time to watch their children all the time.

            

Animals in zoo

When I was a child, I went to the zoo almost every weekend.My father is good at taking pictures, especially of animals. I remembered that once the zoo introduced baby tigers and they allowed visitors to take photos with the tiger. We stood in line and waited for a long time. I didn’t have enough patience to wait. But my father said it was a good chance for me to see and touch animals of such a close distance. Every time we saw animals, they were locked in a cage which looked like a jail. They just have a little space for them to live and to play. We always claim that we are friends to animals and we are willing to protect them. But the truth is if animals are living in the wild, can you imagine what would happen to them? The zoos that want to change the animals relationship with humans let visitors ride a car in the open wild zoo. I doubt that it has any help, but I hope we can do what we say. Many kinds of animal are dying out, some people may say that keeping them in the zoo is a good solution. However, everyone wants to have a free life. So I think the most important thing is to make our best attempt to protect the animals.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The pioneering project for human and the earth

In the article “We can save babies,” the author refers to Western countries that are grappling with a pioneering project which is not only saving babies but also saving the planet. They plan to build a lot of neonatal intensive care units (NICU), and at same time, they have to care about environmental problem such as carbon footprint and greenhouse gas. Recently, also the NHS has tried to reduce greenhouse gas and emissions by demand of governments. In conclusion, this new pioneering project will be helping babies; also, it will be protecting our planet. This pioneering project is good for the earth, and us and using the another phrase, it kills two birds with one stone. I agree with this grappling because it is efficient, has a multiplier effect, and leads to prosperous years.

First, I think this project is very efficient, because they try to save the lives of babies and protecting the planet at same time. We have to find a connection between the environmental problem and the other problems like this project. A long time ago, they didn’t care about environmental problems such as air pollution, sea pollution, emissions, and so on. They just pursued their benefit and money. However in recent trends, they try to pursue both benefit and green. Then, we can gain from the project and turn a profit in different fields. Moreover, if we could have good results from both fields, we will be able to contribute to human beings and the global environment.

Next, according to my first opinion, it also concludes a multiplier effect. The NHS is trying to reduce emissions now. So, If they build a lot of hospitals including NICU, we don’t need to worry about air pollution. In addition, if NHS can be successful in reducing greenhouse gas and emissions, we can avoid the crisis from environmental problems. Then not only can we save the planet, but also we can take care of our children more than at present, because there will be a lot of NIUC by leasing to each region, and also they will employ many staff. This phenomenon will affect the U.S. economy to lead demand-pull inflation, and U.S. economy will go up. Moreover, we can prolong babies of survival rates. I think this project will be wonderful for the earth and us.

Third, do you know the population rate in the world? We are moving on again society. It means declining birth rate. We have to hold this phenomenon carefully because it is a crisis of human beings. If the number of people has continued to increase, also, birth rate has continued decreasingly, even if we could succeed in protecting our planet, it would mean nothing without human beings. So, this project might lead us to flourish and save the global environment.

In conclusion, we should consider our future and our planet at the same time. Then we might find out new pioneering project which is good for both humans and the earth. It is going to be wonderful effort for both of them.

(Reference)
We can save babies (and the planet). (2007, July 23). Western Daily Press.
Retrieved May 31, 2009, from Lexis Nexis datebase

Monday, June 1, 2009

Life Changed in Small Town

There is a big difference between the small town I am living in now and the big city I used to live in. In a big city, communication and transportation are very convenient. But it is pretty busy, noisy and crowded on the street every day. People who live in the city often have a higher economic level in my country. So, most people prefer to spend time outside instead of staying at home, because there is lots of attractive entertainment, especially the night life. Therefore, a small town-Carbondale, where I am living, is exact quietness anytime and anywhere. There are few people outside day and night that; only happened in the evening in my hometown; it made me feel unsafe and pressured when I just arrived here. However, the environment is good enough in the small town. The air is fresh, the sky is blue, and the animals are free here, that is the huge difference from the big city. Of course, my lifestyle has been changed in the small town. It would make me mad to stay at home all day in my hometown, but here, I have to learn to keep myself quiet at home every day. I used to spend time in a bar or a club with friends, but not here because it makes me feel unsafe at night. Also, this place doesn’t have various choices of food as the big city dose.

Global Warming Causes in China

The global climate has been changed seriously. It shows obviously in my county. I remember that when I was child, the weather was very nice and fresh. We had four definite different seasons. There were three months for each season. It is enjoyable to see and feel the processing of changing the seasons. Every year, most people would like to expect the spring’s coming because the spring means bringing new things. That’s why we had “Spring Festival” in China. However, as global warming gets worse year after year, maybe we will have only two seasons or one season each year, because the climate is warmer than before. Also, in current years, we cannot feel spring’s coming anymore. Besides, we had snow every year and it was clean before. Therefore, seeing snow has already become a wish, because it is seldom. Even though it snows sometimes, the snow is dirty. In addition, summer is hotter now, and some people are suffering from the extreme hot weather in some areas of China.

The big problem

Today the people is facing two big problems, first the lack of humanity and second the dependence of technology.
In reference to the first problem I think in ours days the people have lost values like the respectful by the family, the love for the other, the capacity to help others and the comprehension with other ways of mind or believes, the world does not have understood that the money is not the most important in the life.

The second problem is related to “the advanced technology” because we create it to resolve problems like processing speed, real time information and other but now we depend totally of the technology to work, to study, to talk with your friends and family, to share information and make any kind of relationship and I ask me: the Technology is the answer but What was the question?

If we put together the lack of humanity and the Highest dependency of technology we will found that many problems including the environmental problems are related with this because the people is more connected but is more far away one of each other. Although the technology has great advantages for communications it also has a great cost and it is the lost of values. To maintain this technology we consume the resource of future generations, consume a lot of energy, exploit people, create wars and destroy countries if you want to be someone you have to be in the NET.

In conclusion, for me is very important to use the technology but recovering the values lost and if it happens maybe some day we can understand how to be really connected but not with the Internet but also with the heart.

Japan, Which Is An Earthquake Power


East Asia is known as an earthquake power all over the world, especially Japan. Some people might say that an earthquake is a natural phenomenon, but I think it is an environmental problem, because if earthquake occurred, it would lead to secondary disasters such us escaping of radioactivity and so on. That is why I want to talk about earthquakes in Japan. There are a lot of plates densely under Japan. Some geologists mention that a big earthquake will occur soon in Japan, especially in the Kansai and Tokai area where they located in middle of Japan. These areas have big join plates, and the most dangerous area in Japan. Recently, most people in Japan have begun to prepare for calamity. Also, we put a side emergency food, some money, flashlight, and so on. An earthquake is the most anxious thing in our lives. What do you think the major blocks or hurdles to really solving the problem are? I think we can’t keep back our life from a big earthquake. So, there is nothing we can do for our life. However, recently, by developing innovation, geologists can guess when earthquake comes, but it is not exactly right. Moreover, a consciousness of crisis management about earthquake has been increasingly common in Japan. Even though we can’t block a natural phenomenon, especially earthquakes, we might be able to guard against secondary disaster. It is very important effort to protect for environment of the earth.

TECHNOLGY ADVATAGE OR DISADVANTAGE

Technology is very good because it makes things easier for man. You can use any machine and this can do things faster. Technology has made life comfortable in the way that people can take a rest while these machines are working for them. The world today works with technology and those who are not using it are outdated. You can see technology almost everywhere, for example, in airports, offices, schools, banks, etc, but technology depends on power. When for whatever reason the power is cut off, all of these places stop because they depend on technology. And everything starts to be like before. This is when people understand that technology has its advantages and disadvantages.

I think that technology makes things easier. You can have all your information in a database. You can connect to different parts of the world in a second through Internet or wireless telephones, but in the moment that power fails. That is the problem with technology. I also can say that technology can be the cause of many diseases in humanity, like stress, heart attack, stroke and many others, because people do not exercise. That is my comment about technology.

The special climate

Global warming is a serious environment problem in the world. Many icebergs were melting in Antarctica which makes the sea level higher and higher. Shanghai, the biggest city of China will disappear in the future because of the high sea level. But this isn’t the problem for now. My hometown, Tieling is in the northeast of China. That is the coldest part of China. But in recent years, my hometown is not so cold as before because of the global warming. The special climate made people felt very strange. And the spring is much shorter than before. In this year, there is no spring in my hometown. My father told me that the spring is as cold as winter and then summer comes. And the newspapers said that there would be no more spring in my hometown, because of the global warming. I think this is the biggest problem in China. We’ll never have spring.

FW#3 Global warming

Global warming is the first environmental problem that we need to solve. The main reason that causes global warming is greenhouse gas, such as carbon dioxide, methane and so on. Recently, it is really serious for my hometown, Shenyang, China. My city is located in the Northeast part of China. It is cold and dry. Average temperature was 28 degrees C in summer and -25 degrees C in wintertime before. However, it has already changed; average temperature is 38 degrees C in summertime and -10s degree C in wintertime right now. Global warming affects my city a lot. The reason takes lots of problem, such as economic problem (because of rebuilding all the heat systems and so on), health problem. Furthermore, there are a lot of people, they cannot adopt the weather, they will get some disease and they will feel tired all day long. So global warming is very serious problem in my country, especially in my hometown, Shenyang.

Consequences Technology

Technology has many advantages that help humans to live easily. It contributes to improving the human life. Today, technology allows us to connect with our families and friends in any place and any time when we need. For example, there is Internet where people can chat with their friends around the world. Also, there are cell phones where people can call their families or friends in anywhere and at any time. These services contribute to reducing the worry and anxiety among parents when their children leave them, especially when they go to another country or city. In the past, when children had left their parents to study or work, their parents couldn’t connect with them. That made them to feel very worried about their children. But now communication ways assist to make the world like a small town. In addition, technology contributes to making life more comfortable. If we want to inquire in any company or bank, we can do that at anytime by sending e-mail or calling of customer services. In conclusion, technology contributes to making life very easy.

(Ex.3) The Climate change of the Korea

Korea has four seasons having obvious characteristics. The spring looks green world, the summer is hot, the fall become colorful, and the winter is cold. ?For example, in fall, many trees turn red and yellow. So, many Koreans go to see the colored autumn leaves. Specially, Mt.Sorak is noted for the glorious tints of its autumn foliage. Because Korea’s season is so beautiful, we are proud of our change of the seasons. In spite of the pride of Koreans, we have an anxiety about the change of climate. As industry develops, we are influenced. These days, it is not difficult to find the damages. A few years ago, we had an earthquake. It was not strong, but most people could feel it. In Korea, because an earthquake is not common, many Koreans got a shock. Also, there was a big storm two years ago. It was almost a typhoon. This disaster caused many deaths. Many media reported that these disasters mean a warning of nature. Moreover, we have been undergoing change recently. That is, we are losing obvious characteristics of our seasons. Especially in summer, it rains too much. Also, the period is getting longer. So, Koreans worry that Korea is becoming a tropical region having high temperature and lots of rainfall.