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Forward Green Politics

Welcome to GreenPolicy360, globally connected, your activist GreenLinks network.

Connecting and sharing stories changing the world

We encourage you to create your own green stories, venturing on and making a positive difference every day.
Launch new initiatives, improve the environment, change the way governments run and how businesses work.

Our challenge is to impact our quality of life as interconnected Planet Citizens working to secure our common future.
Now is the time to go beyond old ways of thinking, shaping new visions of our communities and our living home -- Planet Earth.


Our Home Planet
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This Big EU Climate Action Announcement

European Union Green Deal - Fit for 55

and Add This to the Green Policies Package....

Historic NASA and European Space Agency Agreement on Climate Science Cooperation

WASHINGTON — NASA and the European Space Agency have agreed to cooperate on future Earth science missions and related activities in an effort to better understand climate change.

The leaders of the two agencies signed a joint statement of intent in a virtual meeting July 13, declaring their plans to cooperate on Earth science research, particularly involving climate change, ranging from missions to research and applications.

“Climate change is an all-hands-on deck, global challenge that requires action now,” NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said in a statement about the agreement. “This agreement will set the standard for future international collaboration, providing the information that is so essential for tackling the challenges posed by climate change and helping to answer and address the most pressing questions in Earth science for the benefit of the United States, Europe, and the world.”


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

Our Biggest Experiment
by Alice Bell
Publication scheduled for September 2021
Traversing science, politics, and technology, Our Biggest Experiment shines a spotlight
on the little-known scientists who sounded the alarm to reveal the history behind the
defining story of our age: the climate crisis.


🥵 When it gets too hot....

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Surface temperatures in Siberia heat up to a mind-boggling 118 degrees

Climate change is behind record-breaking heat waves
From heating human bodies to baking the Earth

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Via Climate.gov

From Portland, Oregon, to Vancouver, Canada, the heat during the end of June didn't just break records; it buried them. Learn more in this Event Tracker post.

Astounding heat obliterates all-time records across the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada in June 2021

Devastating News: Climate Change Impacts to Hit Sooner than Predicted

Climate change will fundamentally reshape life on Earth in the coming decades, even if humans can tame planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions, according to a landmark draft report from the UN's climate science advisors obtained by AFP.

Species extinction, more widespread disease, unliveable heat, ecosystem collapse, cities menaced by rising seas—these and other devastating climate impacts are accelerating and bound to become painfully obvious before a child born today turns 30.

The choices societies make now will determine whether our species thrives or simply survives as the 21st century unfolds, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says in a draft report seen exclusively by AFP.

But dangerous thresholds are closer than once thought, and dire consequences stemming from decades of unbridled carbon pollution are unavoidable in the short term.

"The worst is yet to come, affecting our children's and grandchildren's lives much more than our own."


Crushing Climate Impacts: Draft UN report

PARIS (AFP) / June 23, 2021 - Climate change will fundamentally reshape life on Earth in the coming decades, even if humans can tame planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions, according to a landmark draft report from the UN's climate science advisers obtained by Agence France-Presse.

Species extinction, more widespread disease, unliveable heat, ecosystem collapse, cities menaced by rising seas - these and other devastating climate impacts are accelerating and bound to become painfully obvious before a child born today turns 30.

The choices societies make now will determine whether our species thrives or simply survives as the 21st century unfolds, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says in a draft report seen exclusively by AFP...

"The worst is yet to come, affecting our children's and grandchildren's lives much more than our own," the report says.

By far the most comprehensive catalogue ever assembled of how climate change is upending our world, the report reads like a 4,000-page indictment of humanity's stewardship of the planet.

But the document, designed to influence critical policy decisions, is not scheduled for release until February 2022 - too late for crunch UN summits this year on climate, biodiversity and food systems...



Our Home Planet

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"There is no wisdom that is not related to earth, or does not partake of its nature."

-- Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Stories Featured on GreenPolicy360's Eco-Network

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International Climate (INDC) Progress


December 12, 2018

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December 10, 2018

U.S., Russia, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait Don't 'Welcome' Climate Report

Countries at the global climate summit in Poland were asked to "welcome" the report put out by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which says governments around the world must take "rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society" to avoid disastrous levels of global warming.

The US and the three other nations voted against "welcoming" the measure.

Money Managers Respond to the blocking move

December 5, 2018

Global carbon emissions reached record high in 2018

Washington Post today as nations hold climate talks in Poland... Latest evidence of the chasm between international goals for combating climate change and what countries are actually doing.

More: https://twitter.com/greenpolicy360/status/1070404767892103168

Via The Guardian / 'Brutal news': global carbon emissions jump to all-time high in 2018

December 3, 2018

UN chief: Climate change is "most important issue we face"

(Associated Press)

KATOWICE, Poland — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued a dramatic appeal to world leaders Monday to take the threat of global warming seriously and to act boldly to avert a catastrophic rise in temperatures before the end of the century.

Guterres, who spoke at the opening of the U.N. climate conference, called climate change "the most important issue we face."

"Even as we witness devastating climate impacts causing havoc across the world, we are still not doing enough, nor moving fast enough, to prevent irreversible and catastrophic climate disruption," Guterres told delegates from almost 200 countries who gathered in the city of Katowice… "In short, we need a complete transformation of our global energy economy, as well as how we manage land and forest resources."

Guterres also urged negotiators not to forget that the challenges they face pale in comparison to the difficulties climate change is already causing millions around the world whose homes and livelihoods are threatened by rising sea levels, drought and more powerful storms…

"This is the challenge on which this generation's leaders will be judged."

Arnold Schwarzenegger, the action film star and former governor of California, said the United States is "still in" the Paris accord to curb global warming despite U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to walk away from it. He told delegates on Monday that "America is more than just Washington or one leader."

Calling Trump "meshugge" — Yiddish for "crazy" — for deciding to withdraw from the Paris accord, Schwarzenegger insisted that the climate deal has widespread support at local and state levels in the U.S.


Tackling climate change could save millions of lives

World Health Organization / Special report on health and climate change

"The most direct link between climate change and ill health is air pollution."

"Burning fossil fuels for power, transport and industry is the main source of the carbon emissions that are driving climate change and a major contributor to health-damaging air pollution, which every year kills over seven million people due to exposure inside and outside their homes," according to the report.

The report provides recommendations for governments on how to tackle the issue of climate change.

Those recommendations include identifying and promoting actions to reduce both carbon emissions and air pollution; mobilizing mayors and other subnational leaders to promote climate goals; engaging the health community in addressing climate change; and systematically tracking progress in health from such climate change mitigation...

Air Quality / Air Pollution


Air Quality Real-time Map

AirNow / International Air Quality

World Air Quality Index / World's Air Pollution: Real-time Air Quality Index

Air Quality Life Index (AQLI)

Particulate air pollution is the single greatest threat to human health globally.

Do You Know What You’re Breathing?

Act to measure the air pollution around you. Act to make a difference in the air you and your family breathe.

As climate change reports become increasingly dire, and as wildfires tear across the American West, and as trust in the federal government’s air quality oversight fades, thousands of people around the country are taking air measurements into their own hands.

Installed on a porch, a console table or hooked to a backpack, these small, sleek and increasingly inexpensive devices measure hyper-local air quality. They are marketed to the discerning and alarmed consumer. Some have begun to self-identify as “breathers.”

The Atmotube and PlumeLab’s Flow are small and meant to be carried around, testing the air as a person walks or bikes, helping people plan routes that avoid bad air. The Awair looks like an old-timey radio and sits on a counter to test indoor air. Aeroqual’s particulate monitor, one of the most advanced, looks like an enormous old-fashioned cellphone.

But the monitor most intriguing local government environmental protection agencies and civilians alike is PurpleAir. It hooks up outside, connects to Wi-Fi, feeds into a global network and creates something like a guerrilla air quality monitoring network....

Climate News

U.S National Climate Assessment: A Bleak Report, a Bleak Government Response

The New Abnormal / E&E News: Not Good, Bad, Very Bad, Soon to be Worse

2018 / U.S. National Climate Assessment / U.S. Carbon Assessment



New Definitions of National Security

"Humanity faces two imminent existential threats: environmental catastrophe and nuclear war. These were virtually ignored in the (US 2018 midterm election) campaign rhetoric and general coverage. There was plenty of criticism of the Trump administration, but scarcely a word about by far the most ominous positions the administration has taken: increasing the already dire threat of nuclear war, and racing to destroy the physical environment that organized human society needs in order to survive. These are the most critical and urgent questions that have arisen in all of human history. The fact that they scarcely arose in the campaign is truly stunning — and carries some important, if unpleasant, lessons about our moral and intellectual culture." -- Truthout, Noam Chomsky, November 2018

Via Green Quotes


Logic 101: It's cold outside. Ergo, WHAT GLOBAL WARMING?

California on fire, US President & Secretary of Interior blame environmentalists

The Camp Fire Destruction of Paradise
Editorial: Camp Fire the tragedy we were all warned about

Stanford Earth System Science Professor: Atmospheric conditions for California wildfires are expected to worsen in the future because of the effects of climate change in California. "What we're seeing over the last few years in terms of the wildfire season in California [is] very consistent with the historical trends in terms of increasing temperatures, increasing dryness, and increasing wildfire risk". Other experts agree that global warming has a role in California's drought and extreme weather conditions...


Profound Environmental Oversight Change in U.S. House of Representatives

Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson (D–TX) is the presumed new chair of the House science committee, succeeding the retiring Representative Lamar Smith (R). In a statement released, Johnson said she would have three priorities “If I am fortunate enough to be elected chair.” One is ensuring “that the United States remains the global leader in innovation, which will require attention to a wide range of activities,” including supporting “a robust federally funded R&D enterprise,” and “defending the scientific enterprise from political and ideological attacks.” A second is addressing the “challenge of climate change, starting with acknowledging it is real.” The third is restoring “the credibility of the science committee as a place where science is respected and recognized as a crucial input to good policymaking.” It is not yet clear whether the new Democratic leadership of the House will allow the science panel chair to retain the power to unilaterally issue investigative subpoenas, which outgoing chair Smith used to demand information from climate scientists and others. If so, observers expect the panel to use that power to aggressively investigate a range of actions taken by President Donald Trump’s administration on climate, energy, and environmental policy.

(Via Science Magazine)


Tree of Life

Eukaryotes ! the Earth BioGenome Project aims to sequence 1.5 million genomes

Science goes worldwide to the source to study biodiversity, evolutionary lineages, sequencing most known animal, plant, protozoan and fungal species collectively known as eukaryotes over the next decade...

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“We are living in the middle of a mass extinction today, but none of us feel that urgency, or that it really is so.”

-- Dr. Gerta Keller, Princeton University

In the Age of the Anthropocene
Animal populations have declined astonishing 60 percent since 1970
Endangered Species


The Living Planet Report, World Wildlife Fund’s flagship publication released every two years, is a comprehensive study of trends in global biodiversity and health of the planet. Living Planet Report 2018 is the twelfth edition of the report and provides the scientific evidence to what nature has been telling us repeatedly: unsustainable human activity is pushing the planet’s natural systems that support life on Earth to the edge.


Children's Climate Lawsuit .... Juliana v. United States


October 25, 2018

Via E&E News / 'More fossil fuels' as threats to the planet multiply

October 19, 2018

EPA on U.N. Climate-Change International Report: ‘What Report? Haven’t Heard of It’

Turning the Toxic Tide Published collectively by the USA TODAY Network-Florida.

Pollution, climate, sea-level rise: Florida at "historic crossroads"


Special International Report Released, October 8, 2018

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change / IPCC

Cumulative list of Trump administration reversals of environmental policy / Via National Geographic

LA Times / Trump administration gives itself an A plus grade on environment

Few would agree with the self assessment

Never mind the facts. White House says it gets an A+ on environment

A recent essay in the Journal of the American Medical Assn. by Harvard University researchers concluded that Trump’s environmental agenda “is likely to cost the lives of over 80,000 U.S. residents per decade and lead to respiratory problems for many more than 1 million people.”

Yet the heads of Trump’s Task Force on Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children characterized the administration this week as being singularly focused on keeping Americans, and particularly kids, safe from dangerous industrial practices.

The task force’s activities are “a continuation of the Trump administration’s commitment to preventing future generations from being affected by lead exposure,” said Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, citing “great progress” in safeguarding public safety.

Andrew Wheeler, a former coal-industry lobbyist who now serves as the acting head of the Environmental Protection Agency, said reducing exposure to toxic lead “is a top priority for EPA.”

Not really. Not if you define “reducing exposure to toxic lead” as reducing exposure to toxic lead.

“Like meat bees on baloney, the pollution lobby has swarmed the Trump administration from its inception,” said Ken Cook, president of Environmental Working Group, an advocacy organization.

“No number of press releases and statements by Mr. Wheeler or others claiming environmental and public health protection is a ‘top priority’ for this administration can change that indisputable fact.”

The Trump administration depicting itself as a champion of the environment is as ludicrous as its recent attempts to portray itself as a defender of protections for people with preexisting medical conditions.

It’s neither. The opposite, in fact.

“This rhetoric from the Trump administration is just painting over its refusal to keep our kids safe, not just from lead poisoning, but from toxic air and water pollution,” said Melinda Pierce, legislative director of the Sierra Club.

“Propaganda won't disguise the reality that Trump is responsible for the most serious attacks on clean air and water by any administration ever.”

National Climate News / www.climate.gov

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At the United Nations, the US president begins a speech to the gathered delegates -- and they laugh at his claims... They see a reality quite different than the president's claims and opinions of himself. The global community watches as a man who pulled the US out of a succession of international treaties and agreements announces his opposition to "globalism". International cooperation is going by the wayside. With war, threats, sanctions, tariffs, the US president is producing turmoil and costs that will last long after his administration is relegated to history.


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Global Warming & ICE: NASA Measuring & Monitoring


By Kieran Mulvaney / Washington Post Magazine

Arctic Images by Timo Lieber

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Experts have highlighted a clear legal challenge: international environment law is fragmented in many conventions and international declarations...

The Global Pact for the Environment will be the first international legally binding document, gathering and harmonizing all environmental laws in one single document. Its objective is to be an essential tool for governments to help them implementing environmental rules and principles in their own country.


The Ease of Discovering NOAA Data

Want environmental data? The largest collection of environmental data on Earth is available from the National Centers for Environmental Information. NCEI is now expanding through a partnership with Google.

Dataset Search has been created and launched as a dedicated search engine for environmental and social science datasets. The search engine enables easier, broader access to many NOAA datasets, such as weather, geophysical and ocean records, also wide-ranging economic data, earth science, global research from space, and climate impact mitigation solutions.


A/C Challenges Today & Tomorrow

Via the Economist

WHAT is the single most effective way to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions? Go vegetarian? Replant the Amazon? The answer is: make air-conditioners radically better. On one calculation, replacing refrigerants that damage the atmosphere would reduce total greenhouse gases by the equivalent of 90bn tonnes of CO2 by 2050. Making the units more energy-efficient could double that. By contrast, if half the world’s population were to give up meat, it would save 66bn tonnes of CO2. Replanting two-thirds of degraded tropical forests would save 61bn tonnes. A one-third increase in global bicycle journeys would save just 2.3bn tonnes.

Air-conditioning is one of the world’s great overlooked industries. Automobiles and air-conditioners were invented at roughly the same time, and both have had a huge impact on where people live and work. Unlike cars, though, air-conditioners have drawn little criticism for their social impact, emissions or energy efficiency. Most hot countries do not have rules to govern their energy use.

Yet air-conditioning has done more than most things to benefit humankind....

Cutting the impact of cooling requires three things (beyond turning up the thermostat to make rooms less Arctic). First, air-conditioners must become much more efficient...

Next, manufacturers should stop using damaging refrigerants. One category of these, hydrofluorocarbons, is over 1,000 times worse than carbon dioxide when it comes to trapping heat in the atmosphere. An (updated) international deal to phase out these pollutants, called the Kigali amendment, will come into force in 2019. Foot-draggers should ratify and implement it; America is one country that has not done so.

Last, more could be done to design offices, malls and even cities so they do not need as many air-conditioners in the first place. More buildings should be built with overhanging roofs or balconies for shade, or with natural ventilation...


Global Climate Action Summit

Green Politics in Action: California Builds Bridges to Extend International Cooperation

California Hosts the Global Climate Action Summit

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Green Stories of the Day




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Visit the Nautilus, Live, Diving in the Pacific Ocean #PlanetCitizens

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California Going Green

World's biggest battery projects

July 3, 2018 / Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) late last week requested approval from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for four energy storage projects totaling about 2,270 MWh.

The announcement includes what is set to be the largest lithium-ion battery installation of its kind: a 300 MW, 1,200 MWh storage project owned by a subsidiary of Vistra Energy, Dynegy Marketing and Trade. The project would be three times the size of the current world record: Tesla's 100 MW, 129 MWh battery in Australia.

PG&E's procurement request is also a "landmark event" because the utility would own the 182.5 MW, 730 MWh project it is building with Tesla.

"I imagine this is the largest utility-owned, non-hydro, storage project in the world by far... Essentially, I see this as one of our largest utilities recognizing that the technology risk of battery storage is minimal and they have full faith that it can deliver the promised benefits at a competitive cost."


James Hansen’s groundbreaking testimony on global climate change

June 23rd, 2018 is thirty years to a day after Dr. Hansen's testimony in 1988

A retrospective look... "A Prophet of Doom Was Right About the Climate"

On June 23, 1988, in the sweltering heat, Hansen told a U.S. Senate committee he was 99 percent certain that the year’s record temperatures were not the result of natural variation. It was the first time a lead scientist drew a connection between human activities, the growing concentration of atmospheric pollutants, and a warming climate.

Read More @GreenPolicy360

Climate News


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Pope Francis on the Environment

"We know that the challenges facing us are interconnected... If we are to eliminate poverty and hunger ... the more than one billion people without electricity today need to gain access to it."

"But that energy should also be clean, by a reduction in the systematic use of fossil fuels," he added. "Our desire to ensure energy for all must not lead to the undesired effect of a spiral of extreme climate changes due to a catastrophic rise in global temperatures, harsher environments and increased levels of poverty."


"Surviving Victory": Moving Away from the Cost of "Perpetual War"

Shifting from Fossil Fuel Causes of Conflict to Renewable Energy Alternatives

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New NASA Chief Says He Will Protect Climate Research

After his previous rejection of climate science, Jim Bridenstine tells employees he will keep politics out of the agency’s work

(A)t a town hall meeting for NASA employees yesterday (May 17), where he was asked to clarify his previous comments denying human-caused climate change. Bridenstine acknowledged that humans play a significant role in global warming, using stronger language than he has in the past.

“I don’t deny the consensus that the climate is changing, in fact I fully believe and know that the climate is changing. I also know that we humans are contributing to it in a major way... Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas, we’re putting it into the atmosphere in volumes we haven’t seen, and that greenhouse gas is warming the planet. That is absolutely happening, and we are responsible for it.”

Bridenstine, who is the first politician to run the agency, said he would keep politics out of NASA.

“We need to make sure that NASA is continuing to do the science, and we need to make sure that the science is void and free from political kind of rhetoric and to do that, what we do and have been doing,” he said.

Bridenstine said he would protect NASA’s climate research, which has repeatedly been targeted for cuts by the Trump administration and House Republicans.

Bridenstine said he would accept the recommendations of the decadal survey of earth science conducted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Those recommendations include a series of missions that would provide insight into all of the ways that humans are transforming the planet.

“NASA is the one agency on the face of the planet that has the most credibility to do the science necessary so we can understand it better than ever before,” Bridenstine said.

The decadal survey is designed to set the course for earth science research at NASA, NOAA and the U.S. Geological Survey...

The Earth is not warming. The White Cliffs of Dover are tumbling into the sea and causing sea levels to rise. Global warming is helping grow the Antarctic ice sheet.
Those are some of the skeptical assertions echoed by Republicans on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee yesterday (May 16).
The lawmakers at times embraced research that questions mainstream climate science during a hearing on how technology can be used to address global warming.
A leading climate scientist testifying before the panel spent much of the two hours correcting misstatements...


Our Life-Supporting Earth Atmosphere

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NOAA Science On a Sphere




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Planet Citizen Vision of Living Earth


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Can the world kick its fossil-fuel addiction fast enough?

Clean energy is growing quickly. But time is running out to rein in carbon emissions

Planet Citizens in Action

Planet Citizens
Planet Citizens, Planet Scientists

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Planet Citizen|Bioneer, environmental activist, Leonardo DiCaprio joins w/ Planet.com to launch global coral watch & environmental protection.
Reefscape / Satellite Doves to Aid Coral Conservation / Planet API

To gather a more comprehensive understanding of the condition of global reef ecosystems, we need a way to assess and monitor them on a large geographic scale.
The Reefscape project aims to improve our understanding of the condition of coral reefs worldwide, while simultaneously developing spectral libraries needed to advance the development of a new satellite mission.
New satellites, such as those from Planet (formerly Planet Labs), are, as of 2017, able to capture near-daily imagery of coral reefs worldwide. Planet’s high-resolution imagery of reef locations provides new imaging, science and understanding of the composition and extent of shallow, horizontally oriented reefs.






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Reefs and Coral, sentinel species

Coral reefs in peril as ocean environments are transformed

Earth's oceans have absorbed up to 60 percent more heat than previously thought




Watching Blue Planet 2, an Amazing Journey

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Via the Lancet

"The World's First Professor of Planetary Health" / #PlanetaryHealth
Be a Planet Citizen / Measuring "Vital Signs"


GreenPolicy360 and our Associate StrategicDemands.com explore Earth's existential threat environment


Escalating Risk of Use of Nuclear Weapons
Bill Perry Is Terrified, Why Aren't You?

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U.S. Signals Nuclear Arms Are Back in a Big Way

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Warning to Today's Generation
Planet Citizens, Look to the Future

Environmental protection
Environmental movement

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More re: Shared Socioeconomic Pathways

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Global Climate Action & United Nations, as the U.S. Retreats from International Cooperation

United States only country to refuse climate change agreement

March 24, 2018 / Scientific American, Reprinted from Climatewire and E&E News

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International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Threats of War from the US President

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US Departure from International Cooperation:

"Sovereignty", the New Administration's Buzzword

Trump's First Address at the UN - September 19, 2017

StratDem / The US President's Talk at the United Nations


The International Climate Agreement goes forward without the US

Nations around the world reject the US decision

Climate News / Climate Focus, Climate Politics

Strategic Demands

Battle in the US Congress between the Climate Denial faction and Science Advocates

GreenPolicy360 and Strategic Demands Advance New Definitions of National Security

New Definitions of National Security
Earth and Space, Politics



Mick Mulvaney, President Trump’s budget director:

“Regarding the question as to climate change, I think the President was fairly straightforward —

We’re not spending money on that anymore; we consider that to be a waste of your money to go out and do that.”

It's a "Waste Of Your Money" (Video)
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“Regarding the question as to climate change, I think the president was fairly straightforward – we’re not spending money on that anymore. We consider that to be a waste of your money.”

  • Science? Do We Believe in Science?

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Climate Change Laws Around the World
Trends in Climate Change Legislation

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Trending 'Eco-Tags' & Links
On Being a Planet Citizen


Priorities: Weapons or Health Care, Wars or Education, Conflicts or Environmental Security

Nations of the World Choose their Direction

Classic "guns or butter" case study -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guns_versus_butter_model

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Green Issues Around the Globe, 360°, Online

Countries Worldwide/Climate Action INDC Plans

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Threat Environment

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Pope Francis speaks of Climate, Politics, and Personal Responsibility

"It would be sad, and dare I say even catastrophic, were special interests to prevail over the common good and lead to manipulating information in order to protect their own plans and interests"...
"The Pope took particular aim at those who reject the science behind global warming..."

Pope Francis on the Environment

Integral Ecology

Laudato Si


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Sea-Level Rise

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"What's up with sea level rise?"

NASA experts update current conditions & projections of sea level rise

@EarthVitalSigns#EarthRightNowRising Seas

Warming Wonders of the World


Wildlife, Large 'Charismatic' Creatures, & the "Tiny Little Ones"

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The 8 Million+ Species We Don’t Know

By Edward O. Wilson

March 3, 2018 / New York Times


The most striking fact about the living environment may be how little we know about it. Even the number of living species can be only roughly calculated. A widely accepted estimate by scientists puts the number at about 10 million. In contrast, those formally described, classified and given two-part Latinized names (Homo sapiens for humans, for example) number slightly more than two million. With only about 20 percent of its species known and 80 percent undiscovered, it is fair to call Earth a little-known planet.

  • To effectively manage protected habitats, we must also learn more about all the species of our planet and their interactions within ecosystems.

The best-explored groups of organisms are the vertebrates (mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes), along with plants, especially trees and shrubs. Being conspicuous, they are what we familiarly call “wildlife.” A great majority of other species, however, are by far also the most abundant. I like to call them “the little things that run the world.” They teem everywhere, in great number and variety in and on all plants, throughout the soil at our feet and in the air around us. They are the protists, fungi, insects, crustaceans, spiders, pauropods, centipedes, mites, nematodes and legions of others whose scientific names are seldom heard by the bulk of humanity. In the sea and along its shores swarm organisms of the other living world — marine diatoms, crustaceans, ascidians, sea hares, priapulids, coral, loriciferans and on through the still mostly unfilled encyclopedia of life.

Do not call these organisms “bugs” or “critters.” They too are wildlife. Let us learn their correct names and care about their safety. Their existence makes possible our own. We are wholly dependent on them.

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Warming Oceans

Phytoplankton & Photosynthesis

Plankton: The Ocean Food Chain & Atmospheric Oxygen

"Tiny Blue Green"

More than Meets the Eye

"A single kind of blue-green algae in the ocean produces the oxygen in one of every five breaths we take"

~ from "The World Is Blue: How Our Fate and the Ocean’s Are One" by Sylvia Earle


www.tinybluegreen.com @GreenPolicy360


Seventy percent of the Earth's surface is ocean and here, in myriad life forms, "tiny blue-green" organisms are essential to preserving life on the planet

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The Unseen and the Seen

The "Tree of Life" 1.0

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A 21st Century paradigm in development @ GreenPolicy360



GreenPolicy360 Archive Highlights 2017

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About Us

GreenPolicy360 provides green best practices, news and updates, and an online database which lists local/global policies and successful projects and programs -- legislation / proposals / resolutions / ordinances. Green values in practice. Our GreenPolicy / GreenLinks database is growing. We've experienced millions of page visits. Our Introduction Video explains how we started and our initial goals.

We are an eco-network, a system designed for online sharing, a distributive web of green best practices.

GreenPolicy360 was developed for use in all communities, local, national, international. GreenPolicy lets you know how other communities are dealing with many of the key public policy issues of yesterday, today and tomorrow. If you're working to craft similar green legislation/proposals/resolutions/ordinances/concepts for your local community, or you just want to get an idea of best practices that might be possible, you can use the models and templates here.

Use our online platform of best practices, build on what has worked in other communities and locations, create waves of change, multiply and keep on keeping on.

"Think and act global and local!"


How to Use the GreenPolicy Site


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1) Browse our All Pages Index

The GreenPolicy Index is organized into Categories and Topics and lists all pages and media content.

2) Add your Ideas, Green Best Practice... Add a Keyword, a Category and/or Topic

Add-a-Page, a New Entry to our GreenPolicy database, Click Here
We welcome your suggestions. Is there a new Category/Topic that you think should be included in our database? If so, email us your category suggestions - GreenPolicy360@gmail.com. If you would like to contribute green best practices content, consider setting up an Account and follow the model of current pages, organizing content into Categories/Topics. Contact us for suggestions and/or advice.
Consult the MediaWiki User's Guide for information on using this wiki software.

3) Google Maps

The World Map presents countries/locations and, as of 2015, is expanding green practices internationally, focusing on INDCs - climate plans and climate plan actions.

4) Browse/Search GreenPolicy360 through the use of a wide variety of Categories

Find models for green initiatives/projects in your community... discover and share green ideas of what might be possible to introduce in your community, region or country

5) Searching the site on your own terms

Enter your search words/terms in the left-sidebar 'policy search' window and choose Go or Search. You can enter a keyword, key phrase, or location, or anything you want, in any combination you want. Search terms must be at least three characters. The database will not search for two-character search strings.

6) A Note about the "background info" tab

As we continue to develop the various capabilities of GreenPolicy360, we will provide more content as 'on background' information. Note the color of a page 'background info' tab. If the tab has blue lettering, then the entry does include background information. If the tab has red lettering, it means that it does not include background information yet.

7) Our standard style guide utilizes italics for quoted material and non-italic for original text content. For additional editing/text formatting help, review these Wiki markup guides:

8) To Upload Graphic files, click on the Upload file link in the left side-bar and follow the directions. Permitted file types are pdf, png, gif, jpg, and jpeg

9) In general, content on GreenPolicy's site is offered under Creative Commons CC BY-NC license -- Reuse with Attribution-NonCommercial / http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/

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Digital Rights Movement

(FB) https://www.facebook.com/allianceforaffordableinternet
(TW) https://twitter.com/a4a_internet
(FB) https://www.facebook.com/CenterForDataInnovation
(TW) https://twitter.com/datainnovation
(FB) https://www.facebook.com/CenDemTech
(TW) https://twitter.com/CenDemTech
(Wiki) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center_for_Democracy_and_Technology
(Blog) http://www.codeforamerica.org/blog/
(TW) https://twitter.com/codeforamerica
(FB) https://Facebook.com/CreativeCommons
(TW) https://Twitter.com/creativecommons
124K+ data sets as of 2015 - http://www.data.gov/metrics
EcoInforma http://www.data.gov/ecosystems/ecoinforma/
(TW) https://twitter.com/ePluribusUnum
(TW) https://twitter.com/digiphile
(RSS) https://www.eff.org/rss
(Wiki) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_Frontier_Foundation
(Parker Higgins-EFF) https://twitter.com/xor
Tips, Tools and How-tos for Safer Online Communications from Electronic Frontier Foundation
(recommended by EFF)
Lawgeek Lawrence Lessig's blog
Chilling Effects Clearinghouse
(TW) https://twitter.com/chillingeffects
Cyberlaw @Harvard
Ed Felten's "Freedom to Tinker"
Slashdot: Your Rights Online
Ernest Miller's "The Importance Of..."
Sabrina Pacifi's "Be Spacific"
(TW) https://twitter.com/EPICprivacy
Advancing the International Bill of Human Rights - http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Publications/Compilation1.1en.pdf
  • Fact-Checking Projects
Beginning with PolitiFact, the original project at Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PolitiFact.com
(TW) https://twitter.com/fightfortheftr
(TW) https://twitter.com/FreedomofPress
(FreedomPress Organizations) https://freedom.press/organizations
(TW) https://twitter.com/FundarMexico
Principles on Freedom of Expression and Privacy - https://globalnetworkinitiative.org//principles/index.php
GNU Project - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_Project
(FB) https://www.facebook.com/GovernmentAccountabilityProject
(TW) https://twitter.com/GovAcctProj
(TW) https://twitter.com/TheGovLab
  • GovFuturesLab - Reimagining governance for an age of planetary challenges and human responsibility
(FB) https://Facebook.com/govfutures
App4Gov (TW) https://Twitter.com/App4Gov
(FB) https://www.facebook.com/GovernmentTechnology
(TW) https://twitter.com/govtechnews
(TW) https://Twitter.com/Govtrack
(TW) https://twitter.com/itifdc
(TW) https://Twitter.com/GovFuturesLab
  • Internet Freedom Festival (IFF)
(TW) https://twitter.com/internetsociety
(Blog) http://www.opendatanation.com/news/
(TW) https://twitter.com/opendemocracy
(TW) https://twitter.com/OpenGov
(TW) https://Twitter.com/opengovpart
(TW) https://Twitter.com/Open_Institute
(Blog) PublicBodies.org - http://blog.okfn.org/2013/07/09/introducing-open-knowledge-foundation-labs/
(Zine) http://zine.openrightsgroup.org/
(TW) https://twitter.com/openscience
(TW) https://twitter.com/theopenmedia
(TW) https://twitter.com/P2P_Foundation
Civic Hall - http://civichall.org/
  • Privacy Rights in the Digital Age (Published 2016)

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(TW) https://twitter.com/PublicAgenda
(Wiki) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_Freedom_Law_Center
(FB) https://www.facebook.com/sunlightfoundation
(G+) https://plus.google.com/+sunlightfoundation/posts
(TW) https://twitter.com/sunfoundation
Measuring the Impact of Open Data
(TW) https://twitter.com/tconstituent
(TW) https://twitter.com/webwewant
  • WWW Origins-Foundation, est. by World Wide Web founder Tim Berners-Lee, "devoted to all people having access to the Web"
WebFoundation.org -- "The Web Belongs to All of Us"


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