Each of us can make a positive difference stepping up & doing our best / Becoming Planet Citizens
Environmental Studies Online
August 7, 2022
Steve Schmidt / GreenPolicy360: It took 45+ yrs to pass real climate action called for in the 1970s w the first National Climate Act. Our #GreenPolicy360 network thanks Rep George E. Brown, a main mover at the beginning, who'd be smiling now if he were here ...
Five + Decades of Atmospheric/Earth Science & Environmental/Climate Politics Activism
A Whole Earth Point of View -- http://www.greenpolicy360.net/w/Category:Whole_Earth
- Steven Schmidt, GreenPolicy360 Siterunner....
- DYK? Yes, we do, we remember the beginnings !
"My friend George"
As a high school student, I met George Brown in the mid-1960s and we began to work, purposefully and closely, to make environmental protection a political reality. He changed the direction of my life and was integral to the founding of Earth Day in 1971 as he helped to set in motion my lifetime of environmental activism. George was looking forward to the 21st century, and especially to the challenges of environmental and earth science programs that he led in Congress for decades, until suddenly he passed away in 1999. George was an amazing man, a visionary who was a mover in the U.S. Congress for four decades, beginning in the 1960s when we began our friendship and work together on a political journey. Let me dedicate this GreenPolicy360 page to George E. Brown as both a biography and memorial. George will always be an influencer for me and his work and legacy is key to understanding my generation...
Five Decades in the Making: Why It Took Congress So Long to Act on Climate
Bookmark Climate Policy @GreenPolicy360
The 2022 'Earth and Politics' U.S. Legislation Carries Forward a Large Vision and Agenda
The bill invests roughly $370 billion into initiatives to promote clean energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, likely becoming the most important climate bill in U.S. history.
It gives tax credits to clean energy technologies, like existing nuclear power plants and advanced nuclear technologies, clean hydrogen, carbon capture and storage as well as wind and solar power.
It gives buyers who purchase North American-built electric vehicles a up to $7,500 in federal tax credits to encourage the adoption of electric vehicles while jump-starting America's electric vehicle industry.
It creates a methane fee program to fine corporations that emit the powerful greenhouse gas above federal limits.
Democrats have said the bill's climate provisions put the U.S. on a path to reduce its carbon emissions by up to 40% based on 2005 levels by 2030.
Atmospheric/Earth Science: Research from Space
Via the European Space Agency, ESA Climate Office
Climate Change: The Evidence from Space
Role of Earth Observation Satellites in Understanding Climate Change
Climate Change from Space Brochure / Climate Kit (from ESA)
National Climate Pledges Must Be Enforced
- How to turn each nation's climate pledges into 'effective climate action'
- Promises & pledges of international climate summits in Paris (2015) & Glasgow (2021) now require & demand 'climate plans enforcement'
- Measuring & monitoring greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions with satellite missions can become a cooperative climate tool 'working nation-by-nation'
- Climate Matters in the Newsroom
Environmental Journalism @ClimateDesk
Climate Desk is a multi-media journalistic collaboration dedicated to exploring the impact—human, environmental, economic, political—of a changing climate. The partners are: The Atlantic, Atlas Obscura, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, CityLab, Grist, The Guardian, High Country News, HuffPost, Medium, Mother Jones, National Observer, Newsweek, Reveal, Slate, The Weather Channel, Undark, Wired and Yale Environment 360.
Get going, get the word out -- be on top of the science and the story of our era, #ClimateCrisis
The Critical Importance of Science & Facts
STEM areas of study - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, including Computer Science
Climate Solutions 101
Presented by Project Drawdown
Videos & graphics you can use... conversations with leading experts... solutions to climate change
- videos & graphics you can use) and conversations with leading experts, and gets right to the *solutions* to climate change
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Follow the Climate Scientists (on TW)
List Via Dr. Robert Rohde @RARohde @BerkeleyEarth
- @picazomario (mostly in Spanish)
- @KavehMadani (often in Farsi)
- @rahmstorf (often in German)
Green/environmental climate-related organizations
- @NatureNews (44), @theAGU
More to follow
Women Earth Scientists
Green Voices of Color
- Time for Planet Citizen Action
Visit Ecology Studies at GreenPolicy360
Online green educational courses are a fast growing and vital global field of growth... Ecology Studies
GreenPolicy360 surveys Internet offerings in the fields of:
- • environmental/ecology studies
- • bio-sciences
- • earth sciences
- • economics
- • energy
- • engineering
- • sustainability
- • technology and media related to green careers and public interest work
- Click on EcoSearch for Daily Eco-News
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- Sustainable Development / Columbia
- • https://www.coursera.org/learn/sustainable-development --- https://www.coursera.org/instructor/jeffreysachs
- Pathways to climate change adaptation: the case of Small Island Developing States / Université de Genève
- Natural Science - https://www.khanacademy.org/partner-content/mit-k12/mit-k12-biology
- California Academy of Sciences, Biodiversity
- • https://www.khanacademy.org/partner-content/CAS-biodiversity/biodiversity-protection/science-education
- Environmental science / articles --
Free Online University Courses - http://www.openculture.com/freeonlinecourses
... "from recognized universities, incl Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, Oxford and more"
"Download audio & video courses (often from iTunes, YouTube, or university web sites). Over 30,000 hours of free audio & video lectures..."
Open Education Database
Open Learning Initiative / Carnegie Mellon
"Dismantling traditional barriers to learning so that anyone, anywhere in the world, can learn whatever they set their minds to..."
UK Open University
SJS / Surrounded by ideas and knowledge, a virtual feast of plenty. A Tip of the GreenPolicy360 hat to the OU on the 50th anniversary of the Open University / March 2019
Where you start in life shouldn't limit where you go
We are a movement... We are disruptors, occasional troublemakers, game changers
We are the fuel of imagination
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Western Governors University
Education without boundaries™
Four online colleges. 60+ flexible degree programs.
The first university where all bachelor’s and master’s degrees are competency-based, with online courses designed in partnership with leading employers. We’re nonprofit, driven entirely by a mission to serve students—in fact, it’s right there in our name. We’re called Western Governors University because we were created by a group of U.S. governors, an innovative solution to their states’ demand for high-quality, outcomes-oriented higher education.
SJS / GreenPolicy360 siterunner: I was asked by the Governor of New Mexico in 1996 to represent our state in the creation of the "Virtual University". In the 1990s, as a member of New Mexico's State Board of Education, I could see future opportunities more clearly in my roles on the state's technology council and with educational technology. At the time I was responsible for oversight of bringing the Internet into some 900 schools and I welcomed the role to create a new educational vision -- an online, accredited university. In my travels in 1969/70 I had become impressed by the new UK "Open University" and realized in the 1990s that online networks could provide new media access to top-level professors and educators and be made available to every student geographically. The idea of bringing 'remote learning/distance learning' to all students in our state and states around the country and world was immensely appealing. My goal, also, was to make higher education affordable and in New Mexico I worked to propose a full-tuition college scholarship, which was funded with a state lottery scholarship program. The combination of access and funding came to be. Each of the original Virtual University founding states appointed a member to serve on the work group and we set in motion what was formally announced in 1997 -- the new Western Governor's University.
The WGU and NM lottery scholarship are well into their second decade of success now in 2019. Education is the key to opening doors for every student and lifelong learning is an opportunity all of us deserve. It is a torch we are all passing forward, eye opening education and all that education brings with it.
Salud to the WGU and OU !
(WGU Via Wikipedia)
The Western Governors University is a private, nonprofit, online university based in Salt Lake City, Utah. The university was founded by 19 U.S. governors in 1997 after the idea was formulated at a 1995 meeting of the Western Governors Association.
In January 1997, 13 governors were on hand to sign the articles of incorporation formally beginning the new university.
In 2001, the United States Department of Education awarded $10 million to found the Teachers College, and the first programs were offered in Information Technology.
US Department of Education ... "the innovative student-first model used by this school and others like it has garnered bipartisan support over the last decade." In January 2019, the U.S. Department of Education's Federal Student Aid (FSA) office issued their final audit determining that WGU was indeed eligible to participate in federal student aid... The news editor for Inside Higher Ed, said the "much anticipated high-stakes audit" had begun more than four years earlier and the findings were "not a surprise to most observers", due to their reliance on a 1992 law that defines aid eligibility for distance education programs.
(WGU Via Social Media)
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Science & the Environment
Pathways to New Definitions of Security
"Good science is essential these days." -- SJS / GreenPolicy360 Siterunner
National Center for Science Education
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Environmental Conservation & Medicine -- https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservation_medicine
Conservation medicine is an emerging, interdisciplinary field that studies the relationship between human and animal health, and environmental conditions. Also known as ecological medicine, environmental medicine, or medical geology
Conservation medicine teams may involve physicians and veterinarians working alongside researchers and clinicians from diverse disciplines, including microbiologists, pathologists, landscape analysts, marine biologists, toxicologists, epidemiologists, climate biologists, anthropologists, economists, and political scientists.
Dot Earth - Knowosphere
By Andrew C. Revkin / November 24, 2016
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References / Reading
Idealist: Working to Make a Better World / Environmental Job Opportunities
Society of Environmental Journalists - http://www.sej.org/headlines/list
- "We tell the world's most important stories"
- Fact Checking @GreenPolicy360
- 80 Countries-237 Fact-Checking Sites (2020)
- 60 Countries-188 Fact-Checking Sites (2019)
- 37 Countries-96 Fact-Checking Sites (2016)
- MediaWise for Teens
- PolitiFact via Poynter
- Poynter Int'l Fact Checking Network
- Poynter Int'l List
- Reporters Lab Fact-Checking News
Climate Denial / Misinformation -- Fact-finding & Response
- Climate -- Crocks, Denial, Facts & Vids
- Desmog Blog
- Desmog & Climate Change
- Denier Database
- Desmog Perspective
- Denier Favorites
- Drilled - Corp Sponsored
- Grist on Skeptics
- PEN America, Envir Writing, How to Defend Yourself and Your Work Online
- Re: Misinfo of 'Planet of the Humans' Documentary
- Rebutting Climate Denier Talking Pts
- Skeptical Science Site
- Skeptical - Attacks on Climate Models
- Snopes on Climate
- Techniques of Science Denial (Graph)
- Techniques of Science Denial (Video)
Higher Education in the Digital Age by William G. Bowen / Hardcover/Paperback/Kindle
- Explore a Digital World at GreenPolicy360
Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)
Building students' skills, content knowledge, and fluency in STEM fields
FutureLearn / Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)
International Climate Summits, National Climate Plans
Glasgow (2021) & Paris (2015): Pledges & Promises (INDCs-NDCs)
Green Sustainable Management - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sustainable_management
- Arizona State https://schoolofsustainability.asu.edu/
- ASU Online https://asuonline.asu.edu/online-degree-programs/undergraduate/bachelor-arts-sustainability
- Harvard https://www.extension.harvard.edu/academics/professional-graduate-certificates/sustainability-certificate
- St Petersburg College, Florida http://www.spcollege.edu/sustainabilityBAS/
- University of Colorado https://sustainable.colorado.edu/
- University of Wisconsin http://sustain.wisconsin.edu/degrees-and-certificates/masters/
Renewable energy commercialization
Renewable energy continued its rapid growth ... new records are being set for installed wind and photovoltaic capacity and global renewables investment. A key benefit that this investment growth brings is a growth in jobs ....
"Green Gold" -- https://www.nature.com/articles/nenergy201611
GreenPolicy360: We're Into Science, Everyday
Data, Intelligence, Science @GreenPolicy360
A central goal of GreenPolicy360 is to provide news of environmental and related political and economic initiatives, science and data.
As an eco-resource reporting developments within a wide range of environmental fields, GreenPolicy360 looks to facts and 'good' science.
Our site attempts to be an e-resource that features reporting that is factual and verifiable. We approach eco-questions and -challenges with a problem-solving perspective.
- NASA | Earth Science