Global and Urban Warmings  (000080)
Common Subjects
Course  :  Master's Course
Subject Type  :  Interdisciplinary Subject
Instructor  :  Professor KAI, Kenji
Professor SHINODA, Masato
Professor OSADA, Kazuo
Associate Professor FUJITA, Koji
et al.
Credits  :  2
Class schedule  :  Tue.   1st
Classroom  :  Lecture Room 1/Environmental Studies Hall
This lecture aims to understand the mechanism of the global warming, its effects on natural environments and human society, and internatinal politics and future perspective.
Introduction to Global Warming

1. Guidance
2. Mechanism of global Warming
3. Greenhouse gases and Aerosol
5. Climates of the past
4. Climate in the future
6. Variation of precipitation
7. Variation of the Oceans
8. Effect on vegetation
9. Variation of glaciers
10. Desertification
11. Effect on water resources
12. Architecture harmoniously coexisted with the environment
13. Global warming downscaling
14. Urban infrastructure equipment
15. Internatinal politics and future perspective                
Grading Criteria
Attendance (20%) and four reports (80%)
Course Textbook
Recommended Reference Books, Other Study Material, and notes
Kai, K. ed, 2012: Two warmings - Global warming and heat island, Seizando-shoten.
Stocker, T.F. et al. ed., 2013: Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis, Cambridge University Press.
Barros, V.R. et al. ed., 2014: Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability, Cambridge University Press.
Edenhofer, O. et al. ed., 2014: Climate Change 2014 - Mitigation of Climate Change, Cambridge University Press.
Language in class
▪ Presentation & Materials : Partially in English
▪ Oral explanations : Japanese only
▪ Questions in English : Available
e-mail address / Tel No / Room of Instructor(s)
Building of Graduate School of Environmental Studies 726, TEL & FAX 052-789-4257,
Office hour: 13:00-14:00 Thursday