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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 ...



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Five + Decades of Atmospheric/Earth Science & Environmental/Climate Politics Activism

A Whole Earth Point of View -- http://www.greenpolicy360.net/w/Category:Whole_Earth


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Steven Schmidt, GreenPolicy360 Siterunner....
DYK? Yes, we do, we remember the beginnings !


Beginnings of the Modern Environmental Movement

 

"My friend George"

George E. Brown Jr


By Steven Schmidt / GreenPolicy360 Siterunner

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...

β€’ https://www.greenpolicy360.net/w/Earth_Day_Memories_on_the_50th_Anniversary
β€’ https://www.greenpolicy360.net/w/Category:Earth_Day
β€’ https://www.greenpolicy360.net/w/Environmental_movement


Update: 2022

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* https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-senate-democrats-fend-off-amendments-430-bln-climate-drug-bill-2022-08-07/


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

(Via Axios)

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.


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Atmospheric/Earth Science: Research from Space


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Earth Science Research from Space

Look at how thin our atmosphere is

Earth Science Vital Signs

Earth Imaging-New Space

Planet API



Via the European Space Agency, ESA Climate Office

May 2022


Climate Change: The Evidence from Space


Role of Earth Observation Satellites in Understanding Climate Change


Climate Change from Space Brochure / Climate Kit (from ESA)


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* https://www.greenpolicy360.net/w/Intended_Nationally_Determined_Contributions


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'


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Climate Matters in the Newsroom


Climate Desk

Environmental Journalism @ClimateDesk


Climate Desk is a multi-media journalistic collaboration dedicated to exploring the impactβ€”human, environmental, economic, politicalβ€”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.


* https://www.climatedesk.org/about-us/

* https://www.theatlantic.com/

* https://www.atlasobscura.com/

* https://thebulletin.org/

* https://www.bloomberg.com/citylab

* https://grist.org/

* https://www.theguardian.com/us

* https://www.hcn.org/

* https://www.huffpost.com/

* https://medium.com/

* https://www.motherjones.com/

* https://www.nationalobserver.com/

* https://www.newsweek.com/topic/climate-change

* https://revealnews.org/

* https://slate.com/

* https://weloveweather.tv/

* https://undark.org/

* https://www.wired.com/

* https://e360.yale.edu/


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Planet Citizens

Planet Citizens, Planet Scientists


Get going, get the word out -- be on top of the science and the story of our era, #ClimateCrisis


Climate Change - Global Warming Keyword-Terms

Climate Problems, Climate Solutions


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The Critical Importance of Science & Facts

STEM areas of study - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, including Computer Science


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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)

https://twitter.com/i/lists/1053067173961326594


March 2021

List Via Dr. Robert Rohde @RARohde @BerkeleyEarth

@KHayhoe
@MichaelEMann
@picazomario (mostly in Spanish)
@JacquelynGill
@PeterGleick
@hood_naturalist
@ClimateHuman
@KavehMadani (often in Farsi)
@ayanaeliza
@rahmstorf (often in German)


@ClimateOfGavin
@DrKateMarvel
@coralsncaves
@JacquelynGill
@ed_hawkins
@PeterGleick
@GlobalEcoGuy
@KenCaldeira
@ClimateHuman
@NaomiOreskes
@hausfath
@rahmstorf
@richardabetts
@leahstokes
@flimsin
@DrShepherd2013
@ayanaeliza
@Tessa_M_Hill
@HeidiCullen
@Weather_West
@Peters_Glen
@SarahEMyhre
@RARohde
@KevinClimate
@AndrewDessler
@GreatLakesPeck
@ZLabe
@maxboykoff
@dougmcneall
@DustyBowl
@valmasdel
@simondonner
@theresphysics


Green/environmental climate-related organizations

@IPCC_CH
@UNEP
@NatureClimate
@ClimateCentral
@CarbonBrief
@UNFCCC
@YaleClimateComm
@NatureNews (44), @theAGU
@NASAClimate
@NASAEarth
@NOAA
@NOAAClimate
@guardianeco
@ScienceMagazine
@ClimateReality
@nytclimate
@nature
@skepticscience
@AcademicsSay
@ClimateFdbk
@sciam


e-Journalists

@EricHolthaus
@revkin
@chriscmooney
@dana1981
@MWClimateSci
@LeoHickman
@blkahn
@afreedma
@edyong209
@emorwee


More to follow

@climate_ice
@DrKWilkinson
@YaleE360
@KathieDello
@JustinHGillis
@UCSUSA
@insideclimate
@Knutti_ETH
@hydrobeth
@350
@ruth_mottram
@piersforster
@ClimateOpp
@rpancost
@LFFriedman
@AstroKatie
@drvolts
@NatureGeosci
@WYeates
@JPvanYpersele
@NatGeo
@NaomiAKlein
@SISeneviratne
@NYTScience
@queenofpeat
@IceSheetMike
@ClimateLabBook
@grist
@bradplumer
@DrSimEvans
@_nadineunger
@past_is_future
@leafwax
@ericsteig


Women Earth Scientists

@500womensci


Green Voices of Color

https://twitter.com/i/lists/1087490564977819648


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Planet Citizens

Time for Planet Citizen Action


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Online green educational courses are a fast growing and vital global field of growth... Ecology Studies


GreenPolicy360 surveys Internet offerings in the fields of:

β€’ environmental/ecology studies
β€’ bio-sciences
β€’ earth sciences
β€’ economics
β€’ energy
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Click on EcoSearch for Daily Eco-News

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Online Education


Planet Citizens, Planet Scientists

Citizen Science


Academic Earth

β€’ http://academicearth.org/

β€’ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academic_Earth


Coursera

β€’ https://www.coursera.org/

β€’ https://www.coursera.org/courses?query=environmental%20studies&categories=energy


Sustainable Development / Columbia
β€’ 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
β€’ https://www.coursera.org/unige
β€’ https://www.coursera.org/course/sids


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EdX

β€’ https://www.edx.org/

β€’ https://www.edx.org/course?search_query=environmental+studies


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Khan Academy

β€’ https://www.khanacademy.org/

Natural Science - https://www.khanacademy.org/partner-content/mit-k12/mit-k12-biology
California Academy of Sciences, Biodiversity
β€’ https://www.khanacademy.org/partner-content/CAS-biodiversity
β€’ https://www.khanacademy.org/partner-content/CAS-biodiversity/biodiversity-protection/science-education
Environmental science / articles --
Search-Discover Environmental Science @Khan Academy


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Lynda

β€’ http://www.lynda.com/

β€’ http://www.lynda.com/press/pressrelease -- http://www.lynda.com/press/pressrelease?id=4563


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MIT OpenCourseWare

β€’ http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm

β€’ http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/environment-courses/


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Open Culture

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..."


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Open Education Database

β€’ http://oedb.org/open/


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Open Learning Initiative / Carnegie Mellon

β€’ http://oli.cmu.edu/ -- http://oli.cmu.edu/learn-with-oli/see-our-free-open-courses/


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Skillshare

β€’ https://www.skillshare.com/


"Dismantling traditional barriers to learning so that anyone, anywhere in the world, can learn whatever they set their minds to..."


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Udemy

β€’ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Udemy


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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


β€’ https://50.open.ac.uk/
β€’ https://youtu.be/TrKIImWQejI
β€’ https://twitter.com/BBC/status/1106888124796469248


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

β€’ http://www.open.ac.uk/


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Western Governors University

Environmental Studies Online ---- Higher Education / Continuing Education / Distance Learning


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WGU

Education without boundariesβ„’

β€’ https://www.wgu.edu/

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 studentsβ€”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 !

β€’ https://www.wgu.edu/about/our-story.html

β€’ http://www.wgu.edu/about_WGU/WGU_story


Go Digital: Information Technology Degree


(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.

β€’ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Governors_University


(WGU Via Social Media)

β€’ https://twitter.com/wgu
β€’ https://www.linkedin.com/school/western-governors-university/
β€’ https://www.facebook.com/wgu.edu/
β€’ https://www.wgu.edu/newsroom.html


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Wikiversity

β€’ https://www.wikiversity.org/


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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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@GreenPolicy360


Earth Science Research from Space

Planet API

Virtual Earth

New Definitions of National Security


Atmospheric Science

Earth Science

Earth Science from Space

Ocean Science


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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.


Conservation Medicine / Human Health Impact of Ecosysytem Alteration / National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.


Dot Earth - Knowosphere

An Exercise to Sift for Sources Amid a Blitz of Fake News

Tracking the Facts - Backtrack Journals

By Andrew C. Revkin / November 24, 2016


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References / Reading

β€’ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massive_open_online_course

β€’ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_educational_resources

β€’ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Educational_websites

β€’ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Online_education

β€’ http://www.powersofplace.com/new/pdfs/POLITICS-POLICIES.pdf


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Idealist: Working to Make a Better World / Environmental Job Opportunities


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Society of Environmental Journalists - http://www.sej.org/headlines/list

"We tell the world's most important stories"
https://www.guidestar.org/profile/52-0194031
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Society_of_Environmental_Journalists


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PEN America

https://pen.org/
https://pen.org/about-us/
https://pen.org/shielding-users-from-online-abuse/

PEN International

https://pen-international.org/
https://pen-international.org/news


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Fact-Checking Sites

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

ClimateFeedback.org
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)


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Higher Education in the Digital Age by William G. Bowen / Hardcover/Paperback/Kindle


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Digital Rights

Explore a Digital World at GreenPolicy360
* https://www.greenpolicy360.net/w/Digital_Rights

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Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

Building students' skills, content knowledge, and fluency in STEM fields


FutureLearn / Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)


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International Climate Summits, National Climate Plans

Glasgow (2021) & Paris (2015): Pledges & Promises (INDCs-NDCs)


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Green Business

Green Marketing


Sustainability


Seventh Generation


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
Columbia http://ce.columbia.edu/sustainability-management
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/


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Renewable energy commercialization

Explore the Renewable Energy Job Field


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


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Data, Intelligence, Science @GreenPolicy360


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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.


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