Envi discussions

This morning's class was just dedicated to discussion about 3 things:

1. "Energy saving for household appliance"
2. Emission trading
3. Environmental tax for fossil fuels


Wind-Related Disaster Risk Reduction for Haiti

We all know about the thousands of deaths and damages recently in Haiti due to a very strong earthquake.  Efforts in rebuilding are now on-going, and of course, people are now trying to build homes that are more earthquake-resistant.  But earthquakes are not all that Haiti needs to prepare for.  Haiti is also in a hurricane-prone area, being just next to the Atlantic Ocean.


PhD in Wind Engineering

Last April 16, 2010 I came back to Tokyo Polytechnic University in Atsugi, Japan, but this time as a PhD candidate particularly in the field of (structural) wind engineering.  I hope to share with you all some of the things I learned and some of my work.  Actually my post on May 3, 2010 is an example of school work (a class report specifically) that I prepared while here.


Maintaining GDP growth while reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the Asia-Pacific region

A report submitted to Prof. Masaaki Ohba on 12 May 2010 some PhD Student at Tokyo Polytechnic University, Atsugi, Kanagawa, Japan ;-)


It has been a recent global concern that excessive greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are causing the so-called Global Warming phenomenon, which means an increase in average global temperatures by 1.1 to 6.4 degrees Celsius in this century [IPCC, 2007].