To foreigners, South Korea is known for its advanced technology, delicious food, and honorable traditions. However, there is a side of the country that visitors rarely see, such as ‘Goshiwon’ and ‘Goshitel’— cramped, cheap, tiny home units where South Korea’s poor live. Now, you might think that maybe it’s not so bad if you simply need a place to spend a night on the cheap – but Goshitels aren’t always used as short term accommodations.
As an illustration, a South Korean photographer Sim Kyu-dong spent 5 years living in one in Seoul. He moved there for work and documented his life in the tiny apartment, as well as the lives of others living under similar conditions. The photographer who arrived from Gangneung in Gangwon Province had no other choice for better living conditions because the rent for Goshiwon was cheap, there was no need for a deposit, and there were no maintenance fees.
Thus, scroll down and check out the images. Also, don’t forget to share your thoughts with us in the comment section below!
Our climate is changing around us faster than predicted. From more frequent and extreme storms to unprecedented heatwaves, we’re indeed feeling the impacts of human-caused global warming. The icebergs are melting, various locations are experiencing greater flooding, wildfires are happening more frequently, and so on.
Specifically, scientists have studied past climate changes to understand the factors that can cause the planet to warm or cool. The big ones are changes in solar energy, ocean circulation, volcanic activity as well as the number of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Thus, they have each played a role at times. However, human activities are not an exception since it is believed to be main contributors to such increases in average global temperatures
And although we’re all concerned about climate change when it looks like a problem for future generations, we still ask ourselves, ‘will climate change even affect me?’ No matter what we care about, climate change is already affecting our world today. While we still have time to limit the worst impact, we have collected 15 great reasons to start acting now.
These photos illustrate the state of the planet and our climate, as it has changed over the past decade. They reveal how much seriously we must consider the climate change issues!
#1 Climate change weakens forests
#2 Beach erosion
#3 Worsening drought
Study says the current California drought is the worst in 1,200 years. Warmer temperatures are worsening droughts.