JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020

Presentation information

[J] Oral

M (Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary) » M-ZZ Others

[M-ZZ56] Studies of Geoscience : historical, philosophical and STS studies

convener:Michiko Yajima(College of Humanity and Science, Nihon University), Toshihiro Yamada(Taisho University), Shigeyuki Aoki(Faculty of Letters, Chuo University), Shigeo Yoshida(Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Faculty of Sciences, Kyushu University)

[MZZ56-05] How to Cope with ‘Anthropocene’ Issues: Learning from Professor Yasuo Shimazu’s Geoscientific Thought

*Toshihiro Yamada1 (1.Taisho University)

Keywords:Yasuo Shimazu, geoscientific thought, environmental assessment, ENUWAR, Anthropocene, geo-engineering

The geophysics professor of Nagoya University Yasuo Shimazu (1926-2019) cultivated the area of environmental assessment not only in the local situation but also in the global simulation. We will trace his ‘logical’ career and geoscientific thought from geophysical geo-theorist including the concepts of earth system science and geo-engineering to environmental practitioner with computer simulation. We will especially focus on his activities in the international ENUWAR program of the 1980s, in which the famous atmospheric scientist Paul J. Crutzen, advocate of ‘Anthropocene’, was also engaged. The lessons from Shimazu’s experience will be discussed in the relation with the nowaday Anthropocene issues.