Chen Yao’s OP-ED Post

This article focuses on the impact of the emergence of coronaviruses on global climate change. The article lists the reduction of emissions by 1.4% after the 2008 economic crisis.  Therefore, the author believes that this global isolation measures will allow the planet to reduce emissions.  And the reduction in transportation can also reduce global emissions.

I think this article is an op-ed. First of all,  the author ’s point of view in the article is clear is that coronavirus has an impact on global climate change. And the author lists some previous examples, such as the financial crisis to prove that global isolation will also reduce emissions.  And because of coronaviruses, transportation emissions are significantly reduced, so the author believes that such a phenomenon can give people time to solve environmental pollution problems.  Secondly, the title of this article including ” opinion” this word, which clearly indicates that the author’s article is an op-ed. From these two points, it can be seen that this is an op-ed.

Plan Your Op-Ed Hannah

The debate I am writing is whether the global warming problem will be solved?

Although people have made many decisions to change the global warming problem, the fact is that the global warming problem will not be completely solved.

We’re on Mission Impossible to Solve Global Warming.

How Coronavirus Could Hurt Fight Against Climate Change?

The Climate-Change Solution No One Will Talk About.

Effects of Global Warming.

In this debate, I think that the problem of global warming will not be solved. Due to the problems of population control, emission control, and other problems, people can only appropriately alleviate the problem of global warming.

I choose to publish in a climate magazine so that more people who are concerned about global warming can understand which factors have caused global warming to be unresolved, then the reader could express their opinions on measures for global warming.



Hannah’s Blog

In my childhood, my parents and I often went to the seaside near my grandma’s house to grab seafood, such as crabs and crayfish.  At that time, there were many types and numbers of marine organisms, and the seawater was very clear, without any pollution. About five years ago, many factories were built near grandma’s house. Due to the high cost of purifying wastewater, many owners of factories secretly discharged wastewater into the sea, then, resulting in severe seawater pollution in recent years.  Last summer, when I went to the seaside again, I found that many fish and shells on the beach were dead, and the gills of the crabs in the sea became very dark and looked unhealthy.  Due to a large amount of wastewater is discharged into the sea, the species and number of organisms in the sea are decreasing, and many of the remaining marine organisms are also seriously polluted.


The main sources of sea pollution are industrial waste, sewage and power plants, which cause the presence of toxic substances in seawater.  Some toxic substances will float in shallow waters. Fish and shellfish in the shallow waters are vulnerable, when they are foraging, they will ingest these toxic substances and cause death.  Once this contaminated seafood is consumed by humans,  toxins can accumulate in the human body and cause cancer or other long-term health problems.  Regarding this issue, the government should issue more regulations to limit the discharge of wastewater from private factories, such as paying high fines after being discovered, closing down factories, and other penalties. Not only in some industrial areas, but private factories in rural areas should also be strictly managed.


Hannah’s source on E-waste hazards

Podcast: After Dump, What Happens To Electronic Waste?

This podcast interviewed Jim Puckett, whose company monitors the e-waste trade.  In the interview, he described how e-waste is treated after it is thrown away, and how e-waste leaks people’s privacy.

Op-ed: The Human and the Environmental Effects of E-Waste.

The Human and Environmental Effects of E-Waste

This article mainly describes the harm of electronic waste to human health and the environment.  The article lists diseases that electronic products may cause, such as respiratory diseases and cardiovascular diseases.

Documentary:  ToxiCity: life at Agbobloshie, the world’s largest e-waste dump in Ghana

This documentary mainly shows the current situation of the e-waste plant in Ghana, which is the largest e-waste plant in the world. The video not only captures the daily life of Ghanaians working in the e-waste field but also shows the appearance of the e-waste plant. Besides, the video shows how e-waste affects people’s health.