Plan Your Op-ed (Essay 3)

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1. The debate or controversy that I am writing about is _____________________
(write 1-2 sentences).
2. The Debate in this Topic is on ________________________________. (Summarize some of the major positions in the debate in a couple of sentences. Give links to 3-4 articles that take these positions.)
3. In this debate, I think/believe/argue  _________________________________ (write 1-2 sentences on your position in this debate).
4. My position is important because it helps us understand/know that ___________________.

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  1. 1. The debate that I am writing about is “what does COVID-19 have to do with climate change?”
    2. The debate in this topic is on whether or not COVID-19 has or will help climate change. One position believes COVID-19 can be a guide to how we deal with climate change.
    https://www.wired.com/story/the-analogy-between-covid-19-and-climate-change-is-eerily-precise/

    https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24532763-500-our-approach-to-covid-19-can-also-help-tackle-climate-change/

    Others believe that it is too late to help climate change, and that once the quarantine is over, climate change will continue to get worse.
    http://www.rfi.fr/en/international/20200403-covid-19-biggest-drop-in-co2-emissions-since-wwii-but-little-impact-on-climate-change

    3. In this debate, I believe that we still have time to help climate change, and that how we are dealing with COVID-19 could be a guide for how to deal with climate change.
    4. My position is important because it helps us understand how we can help save our planet in a reasonable way.

  2. 1. The debate or controversy that I am writing about is: are electric cars good for the environment?
    2. The debate in this topic is on are they better than hybrid and regular cars and is it going to be equally affordable.
    http://www.ucsusa.org/resources/vehicles-air-pollution-human-health
    http://www.netflix.com/watch/80149533?trackId=13752289&tctx=0,0,c2ff3145-42be-40f7-9d55-080b94cf127a-143092151
    http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2018/05/15/are-electric-cars-worse-for-the-environment-00066
    4.My position is important because it helps us understand/know that: How this cars work and their effects on the environment

  3. 1. The debate or controversy that I am writing about is “nuclear energy is a clean and viable source to current energy resources?”

    2. The Debate in this Topic is on the economics of nuclear energy, it is quite expensive to start up plants. Also nuclear waste is highly toxic. On the other hand it is the only energy source which can match high energy demands currently in the market.

    http://large.stanford.edu/courses/2018/ph241/wang-k2/
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/10/world/europe/russia-explosion-radiation.html
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/rrapier/2019/07/11/why-the-world-needs-nuclear-power/

    3. In this debate, I think nuclear energy has its flaws but from the effect of the Fukushima incident on Japan and an increase of C02 in the atmosphere due to shutdown of nuclear plants shows us the need for it.

    4. My position is important because it helps us understand why nuclear energy should be made highly commercial and how beneficial it can be if exploited in the right manner.

  4. 1. The debate that I am writing about is “what does COVID-19 have to do with climate change?”
    2. The Debate in this Topic is on “Does COVID-19 will let people start to have the awareness to protect the environment?”
    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet.pdf
    https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
    https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/story/covid-19-and-nature-trade-paradigm
    3. In this debate, I think COVID-19 will let people start to have the awareness to protect the environment.
    4. My position is important because protect the environment is the most important thing that humans need to do.

  5. For the Essay 3, I am going to talk about how Coronavirus and people’s daily life are linked. The topic should be around whether the current U.S. support speed and rescue conditions can end the campaign within months, and how coronavirus will develop and affect people’s life.
    1. https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-04-05/coronavirus-crisis-suicide-hotline-mental-health-counselor
    2. https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-04-07/school-graduation-ceremonies-unlikely-amid-coronavirus
    3. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/19/opinion/the-argument-coronavirus-democratic-primary.html?searchResultPosition=2
    In this debate, I believe the president of US cannot control the situation and have an effective countermeasure for now. American people cannot have a normal life and the virus is going to influence the whole world to some extent.

  6. My Essay 3 paper will be what led to COVID-19 happened. This topic will be focus on how people treat badly to our environmental system and how the nature pay it back.
    1. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-28/professor-sees-climate-mayhem-lurking-behind-covid-19-outbreak
    2. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/03/200317175442.htm
    3. https://www.thenation.com/article/environment/coronavirus-nature-humans/
    In the essay, I am standing the point that human beings cannot escape the responsibility of what we did to the nature and that is why COVID-19 pays back.
    I am at a important position since I want people know that something need to be stopped and something need to do it right now.

  7. The debate or controversy that I am writing about is that hunting is good for conservation. In our current system it helps local communities and species as well as population control.
    The Debate in this Topic is on if conservational hunting is good or bad. Conservational hunting provides population control and funding to keep animals alive. (Summarize some of the major positions in the debate in a couple of sentences. Give links to 3-4 articles that take these positions.)
    https://www.breezejmu.org/opinion/opinion-hunting-can-be-a-vital-resource-for-conservation/article_0351e9ae-33c7-11e9-857f-fbe8dfd061ec.html

    http://proxyau.wrlc.org/login?url=https://search-proquest-com.proxyau.wrlc.org/docview/1034441274?accountid=8285

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05237.x?casa_token=aLCdVxzyI6AAAAAA:zcficZf_lT7FEEDzlr4jozdhmt28VpVuTIgx5mJ5IYY7S9TQOQLbPixl3MXPezpHvTUWGAI_1G2Ssw

    In this debate, I think/believe/argue that in society poaching is the real danger and regulated trophy hunting benefits the animals. (write 1-2 sentences on your position in this debate).
    My position is important because it helps us understand/know that the conservation and regulated hunting go hand in hand. They work together to keep a balance.

  8. The debate that I am writing about is food waste. The debate on this topic is on the detriments of food waste to people and the environment. 
    https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1094670517738372

    https://www.popsci.com/this-earth-day-cut-down-on-your-food-waste/

    http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/79194/

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0734242X96900737

         In this debate, I think food waste makes people have many diseases, and it causes many environmental problems, such as the white pollution, endangered animals, and the earth’s delicate ecosystems.
         My position is important because it helps us understand that food waste has a seriously negative impact on our daily life and promotes people to take action to reduce food waste. 

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