These days, more and more people feel helpless looking at the weather. Looking at the ever-changing weather, you feel negative emotions such as depression, helplessness, and sadness. This is a more complicated feeling, not just a gloomy feeling because of the bad weather. This is called climate depression and it is one of the real-life depressive disorders also called climate anxiety, climate sadness, and ecological anxiety. [BS1] It's chronic stress. In addition, anxiety about global warming[BS2] is one of the symptoms. This includes insecurity about countries reeling from climate change. In some cases, they complain of deep depression in society's indifference, not the gloomy climate outlook itself. They feel despair in a society that does not take measures despite the seriousness of the climate disaster. Symptoms such as panic attacks, loss of appetite, and insomnia are also showing, and the number of people with these symptoms is increasing day after day. In 2017, the American Psychological Association defined it as a depression disorder, and in June, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the need for state support for the seriousness of climate depression. As a result of a survey of 2017 over the eighteen by the American Psychological Association in 2019, two out of three respondents (68%) said they felt anxious about abnormal weather. In particular, half (47%) of the respondents aged 18-34 said that the stress they feel about climate change affects their daily lives. In addition, in May, the U.N. World Meteorological Organization (WMO) warned in its annual climate report that global temperatures could rise by more than 1.5 degrees in the next five years compared to pre-industrial times. Experts say that climate depression is no longer a matter for others as mental health worsens in proportion to climate change. In September last year, six universities, including Bath University in the UK, jointly surveyed 10,000 young people aged 16 to 25 in 10 countries, and more than 45% of the respondents said that concerns about climate change negatively affect their daily lives. In addition, studies have shown that air pollutants directly affect mental health. The American Psychological Association (APA) announced in its journal Developmental Psychology that the higher the ozone concentration, the faster depression can increase throughout youth development. The younger you are, the more you can suffer from climate depression due to the direct influence of the weather. Young people are prone to climate depression with a sense of fear of facing more disasters from the climate crisis in the future. The economically vulnerable people are also more sensitive to psychological problems caused by climate depression. Brendon Barnes, a professor of environmental hygiene at the University of Johannesburg, explains, "In the case of the economically vulnerable people, the negative effects increase due to the combination of existing economic and psychological problems and climate depression." In other words, if they lose their homes or are psychologically hit hard by the climate disaster, they could face an impossible situation. In fact, according to a study published in 2020 by the Roman Catholic University of Medicine, vulnerable citizens are most likely to suffer mental problems caused by climate change. In particular, the study analyzed, Climate disasters destroy the social network of vulnerable citizens, adding, the resulting lack of communication, disconnection of relationships, and lack of emotional sharing have a great impact on mental health. In addition, farmers who directly feel the climate crisis suffer from heat waves and heavy rain, and they feel loss and anxiety due to falling crop production. Crops, the main means of livelihood for farmers, vary greatly in production and quality depending on the climate. Therefore, poor crop yields maximize farmers' depression. Additionally, the suicide rate of farmers due to climate depression has increased in the past few years as the recent crop failure caused by abnormal weather has continued. In July 2017, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)[BS3] [박유4] estimated that more than 59,000 people have committed suicide across India over the past 30 years due to global warming. It also said that if the temperature rises by one degree Celsius, 67 more people will commit suicide across India. It is not just farmers who are at increased risk of suicide due to climate depression. In August 2018, a study conducted by four universities, including Stanford University in the U.S., estimated that at least 9,000 to 40,000 additional suicides could occur in the U.S. and Mexico by 2050 when climate change is at its worst. Anxiety and depression caused by the climate crisis eventually cause social problems. One of those problems is the phenomenon of avoiding childbirth. Anxiety over the climate crisis is leading to low birth rates, and many experts warn that the higher the awareness of the climate crisis, the lower the birth rates will be. CNBC, a U.S. economic media outlet, also released a similar analysis in September last year. Fears of climate change will speed up the pace of low birth rates, with many determined not to give birth to any children ever. According to a 2019 poll by U.S. economic media outlet Business Insider, 38 percent of Americans aged 18 to 29 said climate change should be considered when planning for children. A research team at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in the U.S., compiled data from 1931 to 2020, and reported that birth rates [BS5] [박유6] decreased after record heat waves occurred. In addition, the Birth Strike movement against the climate crisis began in the UK in 2018. Led by British social activist and musician Blyth Pepino, the group is campaigning not to have children unless it comes up with measures to prevent the climate crisis. Britain's Prince Harry also said in interviews with various media that he would have only two children, and that the reason was environmental problems. Then, what should we do when symptoms of climate depression appear? Non-profit organizations dealing with climate depression are appearing in Europe and North America. Representatively, the Climate Psychology Alliance and the Good Griff Network are conducting psychotherapy and depression prevention programs for disaster victims and climate depression patients. Psychological experts point out that an integrated management plan that considers both social and psychological impacts is needed, not just environmental issues. In response, Merritt Juliano, co-chairman of the North American branch of the Climate Psychology Federation, said, "It is natural for people to feel anxious and depressed due to increased risk from climate change," adding, "We need to identify the psychological problems of social members and help them overcome them." If you worry alone, you may not be able to overcome your feelings of helplessness, making it difficult to get out of the depression. Since the climate crisis is not an individual problem, but a task that society must work together to solve, climate depression is also not a problem that can be solved alone. Experts say that talking with people with similar concerns and anxiety and taking action together helps relieve climate depression. It is also better to start with the small things you can do to cope with climate change than to fall into depression while encountering negative news and stories. These seemingly small practices, such as reducing plastic, reducing disposable products can help prevent climate change.자세히보기
This article finds out the status quo, phenomenon, and reason for the growing Korean Wave in the world. One article in Billboard shows the necessity to mention BTS in regard to K-Pop. ‘Every Time BTS Has Set a Guinness World Record - The group has a total of 25 world record titles under their belt -- and counting’. There are lots of reasons for the success of BTS. Some author analyzes the success by breaking through social marketing without relying on existing media. The other focuses on the successful strategy which establishes a global fandom network ‘ARMY’ based on the melody, choreography, and participation-inducing social media strategy, which includes lyrics representing the emotions of the new generation, and popularity that penetrates the global music flow and Korean culture. In particular, to describe "music that fits global trends," trends in British and American music are flowing mainly in Latin pop and EDM, and K-pop was targeting the domestic and Asian markets with only dance music. BTS broke this framework and boldly attempted music tailored to trends in the U.S. and Britain. British and American fans, who used to treat K-pop as third-world music, were easily immersed in BTS's performance, which harmonized K-pop's unique sharp group dance with familiar beats that combined hip-hop and EDM with black rhythms. BTS also tries Latin pop, synth punk, R&B ballad, house, rap-rock, as well as hip-hop in various sub-genres such as Mumbai Tone Trap. Based on the songs made by the members, experts in the genre participate to keep up with the latest trends. For example, "MIC Drop," dark hip-hop that imprinted BTS on the U.S. market, is a song conceived by BTS leader RM based on the idea he came up with while watching Obama drop his microphone at the end of his speech. Featuring DJ Steve Aoki, it was created as a powerful song with musicians of various nationalities, including Supreme Boy, Taylor Parks, and Shy Jacobs, as well as producers P-dog and Director Bang Si-hyuk. BLACKPINK cited music video and marketing strategies tailored to luxury and luxury, collaboration with famous singers even before their debut, and strengthening promotions through YouTube's own channels. In particular, Jenny, Rose, Ji-Soo, and Lisa are all luxury promotional models, so the image of luxury fashionistas with stylishness and elegance, the members' various origins and foreign language skills, and Jenny's fashion style trend leadership were cited as success strategies. The beginning of the Korean culture wave called "Hallyu," showed the potential of Korean cultural content. The drama "Winter Sonata," which aired in the early 2000s, was exported to Japan that year, forming a record fandom for actor Bae Yong-joon, called "Yonsama" in Japan. The Squid Game, which has recently been popular around the world, is also considered one of the most representative Korean dramas. It is a story about 456 participants who are driven to the edge of a cliff due to lack of money risk their lives to become the final winner in a survival game with 45.6 billion won in prize money. If you win the game, you can have 45.6 billion won, but if you fail, you will die. Kim Pyeong-gang, a professor of global cultural contents at Sangmyung University, said, "Contents reflect the times," adding, "The fact that such unique contents are gaining popularity around the world shows the current social situation." He analyzed, "It seems that young people living in the current era are sympathizing with contents such as squid games and DP while complaining of alienation and injustice." Another professor also noted that the trend of the so-called "Battle Royale" narrative, such as the ‘Squid game’, is not irrelevant to the socio-cultural background such as the advancement of competition. Questions about who will take the lead in the infinite competition system of modern society have been asked to the global community through dramas. In addition, the ‘Squid game’ dealt with the fresh theme of "Korean classical play," but also formed a consensus through the code of money and resistance to human tooling. It is also believed that the fact that it can give both familiarity and novelty to other cultures contributed to success. Currently, ‘Extraordinary Attorney Woo’ is sensational as well. This drama is dealing with the person who has a genius brain and an autism spectrum at the same time, solves the case with a unique perspective and grows into a true lawyer.According to Netflix, ‘Extraordinary Attorney Woo’ is a non-English-speaking TV program with the highest ratings in the world from July 4 to 16. Even in China, where content is not officially provided, there is a hot response. On China's largest content review site, "Douban," the review exceeded 24,000 as of the 22nd, with a rating of 9.3. In the review, the drama was followed by admiring the warm story of the protagonist of a lawyer with an autism spectrum dealing with the case with a special perspective. K-Movie is known through prestigious film awards such as the Cannes Film Festival and the Oscar Film Festival and also Netflix as well as K-Drama. "Parasite" won a total of four trophies in Hollywood, home to the world's film industry, including a film award, overcoming barriers to subtitles and Oscar's long tradition. In particular, "Parasite" was the first foreign language film to win a film award, setting a new milestone for Oscar films. Along with the success of "Mina-ri," which is based on the Korean immigrant family, Korean filmmakers' overseas expansion is also on the rise. Yoon Yeo-jung is already appearing in the drama "Pachinko" by Apple TV Plus, an online video service (OTT), along with Lee Min-ho who is a representative star of the Korean Wave. He is also known to have been offered an appearance at Universal Studios, a major Hollywood studio. Park Chan-wook’s movie “Decision To Leave” has been selected by South Korea to represent the country in the Best International Feature category at the 95th Academy Awards. The film originally debuted in Cannes where Park won the Best Director prize. It is also teed up to screen at the New York Film Festival this fall. "Hollywood's interest in Korean films has been intellectual property in the past, but it has shifted to Korean creators since 'Parasite,'" said Ko Kyung-beom, head of CJ ENM's overseas business division. It can be seen as a result of the change in the media environment that disappears from Korean films' quantitative and content consumption. firstname.lastname@example.org자세히보기
We are now in an unprecedented era of the climate crisis. Everyone knows the seriousness, but lots of people do not know how to act. For those people, this article introduces ‘Climatus College’, which is a climate change communication platform for the MZ (Millennials& Generation Z) generation. [Climatus College] Climatus College is a compound word of the two words of “Homo Climatus” and “College”. The word “Climatus” means "Homo Climatus" for humans who adapt to changing climates, and the word “College” means that citizens can realize the learning necessary for life. As one of the projects regarding climate issue, ‘Climate Change Center’ is responsible for all activities of ‘Climatus College’. It was established in 2008 as Korea's first non-governmental organization to promote the seriousness of climate change and respond to climate change. Climatus College helps to provide a program consisting of campaigns, concerts, performances, magazines, and other mediums through which anyone can easily participate in a variety of activities relating to climate change. It is constantly expanding its SNS (social networking service) network and providing informative content. These developments are primarily directed toward members of the MZ generation who make up approximately 44% of our population. Furthermore, through collaborations with a range of businesses the goal is to evolve Climatus College to facilitate greater connections and participation from the general public. [Green Job] Climatus College will introduce decent jobs of the coming future, especially paying attention to Green Job, which is climate-environmentally positive and can create new values for sustainable transition in the era of the climate crisis. According to ILO (International Labor Organization), green jobs are decent jobs that contribute to preserving or restoring the environment, be they in traditional sectors such as manufacturing and construction, or in new, emerging green sectors such as renewable energy and energy efficiency. In other words, green jobs are jobs that perform various duties in the fields of support for low-carbon economic activities, energy sources and high efficiency, environmental protection resource circulation, and greening industrial spaces. For example, in the field of supporting low-carbon economic activity, there are climate change policy analysts who investigate and analyze policies related to renewable energy, energy efficiency, or climate change, and sustainability analysts who can suggest ways to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and operate sustainably. In the field of greening industrial space, an electric vehicle designer and a green architect dedicated to designing electric vehicle drawings and managing automobile products will be the examples. Currently, the green job market trend is hopeful globally because each government is actively implementing green industry development policies. In France, the innovation of the existing energy supply system has led to the intelligence and advancement of the electrical grid, attracting attention. In the United States, under the name of an eco-friendly logistics expert, refrigeration technology and logistics business to reduce carbon dioxide are promising. In the case of the United Arab Emirates, green building architects are required to have technologies that meet environmentally friendly architectural standards such as LEED at the level of designing the layout of buildings. [Environmental Data Platform] More than before, the importance of non-financial information (ESG: Environmental, Social, Governance) of companies in addition to financial performance is being emphasized as corporate sustainability and responsibility are required. By increasing access to environmental data, the Climate Change Center encourages individuals to demand responsibility through the disclosure of environmental data of companies as investors. Since Korea push ahead with the duty of publication of environmental data, the importance of information transparency has also increased. Therefore, Climate Change Center identifies companies' environmental performance and risk management capabilities to reduce greenhouse gas and achieve Net-zero, and discloses various information, especially for sales by the top 500 companies. The data being disclosed are as follows- the amount of Greenhouse gas emissions & energy use, the quantity of fine dust emissions, water recycling rates, and waste recycling rates. In addition, Climatus College provides key content that briefly summarizes news related to climate change under the name of ‘C!-News’ and also operates a ‘C-log’ section containing various stories related to climate change.자세히보기
KMU Brief Lim Yaesung K-MOM is a mentoring program for foreign students. KMU has established a program for foreign students is currently recruiting students to participate in the K-MOM mentoring program as mentees. After interviews, mentor and mentees will be matched in a group. The program will operate from October to December. Students will receive 150, 000 won to support group activities, and they will also receive 10 COMpassK points. Further information can be acquired through 053-580-5812. email@example.com
The Hengso Museum of KMU held an Invitation Exhibition for the literary artist, Seong-do Yoon. The exhibition was held from September 1 to 30, and after the exhibition, Professor Seong-do Yoon donated all the works to Keimyung University. As a painter who did not study art professionally, he expressed various experiences and emotions he had experienced in his life through freedom, imitation, and contradiction in his paintings.
Some say that learning a new language opens a new door. This means that a new language will broaden our perspective and our base pool of knowledge. It could also lead us to access more job opportunities and experiences. Of course, KMU does offer multiple academic courses for different languages, but for students who want to learn other languages or want to focus on conversational practice, the KMU International Lounge has a perfect language programme started: LAS Weekdays! LAS Weekdays is one of the KMUIL’s signature programmes at which students can take a small-group language class at no cost
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The International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) is an institution that is partnered with universities and colleges around the world to help these schools reach their internationalization goals. ISEP offers exchange programs for more than 300 universities and colleges in over 50 countries. So far, more than 60,000 students from ISEP member institutions have participated. Currently only seven universities in Korea (Keimyung University, Yonsei University, Korea University, Ewha Womans University, Ajou University, Hanyang University, and Seoul City University) are ISEP member schools. For Keimyu
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