Planet Citizen Action
- Earth Is in Your Hands
ThirdAct.org at the 2023 Bioneers Conference
- Our Generational Challenge
GreenPolicy360's Environmental Studies Online
- GreenPolicy360 | Planet Citizens
Visit the Beginnings of Earth System Science Missions
- Planet Citizen George E. Brown: Whole Earth Science
- Measuring, Monitoring, Managing Earth's Dynamic/Changing Systems
- Earth Imaging, Earth Science Research from Space, Data for Today & the Future
🌎 “To understand and protect our home planet" (from the original Mission Statement of NASA]
The First 'Earth Day', a Story of Beginnings
“Almost no single revelation will cause significant change by itself,” Ellsberg said in a recent Washington Post video, explaining how the truth needs allies in persistence. “But in combination with other information—other truth-telling—courage is contagious.” -- Daniel Ellsberg
How Daniel Ellsberg Opened the Door to One of the Most Consequential Climate Stories of Our Time
The whistleblower who leaked the Pentagon Papers was undaunted by the challenge of finding out what the oil industry knew about carbon emissions and global warming
Steve Schmidt / GreenPolicy360 Founder: In each of our lives we must make choices, daily life choices, easy choices. Then there are the times of hard, difficult, far-reaching choices, monumental, even frightening moments when we make conscious, and conscientious, choices we sense will continue far beyond our day-to-day reality.
These can be ethical challenges that will profoundly change our life and the lives of others -- and we sense there will be no turning back.
Such a moment came in the life of Daniel Ellsberg one dark night as waves crashed on the beach outside his Malibu home.
I remember that night Dan Ellsberg was making a life-changing decision and write about his action and resolve here. In later decades, as a type of planet citizen, Dan would go on to inspire other brave souls to speak up and do the right thing.
Planet citizens in action carry on...
Time to Care for Our Home
Time for Planet Citizen Action and a "CEOS", a Committee on Earth Observation Satellites
GreenPolicy360 welcomes the arrival of a global science mission, a "Global Stocktake", a collection of earth science data to be made available to the community of nations, to planet citizen activists and scientists, educational institutions, non-profits, NGOs, young and old to become tools for legal enforcement of national climate plans & pledges
GreenPolicy360's Campaign to 'Turn National Climate Promises & Pledges into Reality'
- Our Climate Plans Enforcement Initiative continues as the next Global Climate Conference approaches, November's Conference of the Parties (COP27)
- Drawing from the database of Earth Science resulting from decades of space-based missions designed to provide us with actionable 'Earth-system and Climate-related data'
- Measuring and Monitoring to better manage Earth's Living, Dynamic and Changing Systems, Local, National and Global
"Earth Observing System": Decades of Earth Science/Climate Science Data Accessible for Planet Citizen Action
Steven J Schmidt - GreenPolicy360 / SJS: The thing is the future doesn't vote. Future generations don't influence, ante up dollars or deal out megadollars to politicos... the #PoliticoPay and #MoneyinPolitics game is a U.S. high stakes game played today. Quid pro quo, it is a pay-to-play politics as Richard Jacobs accurately describes in his book, a 'Democracy of Dollars'.
Fact is, future generations will face the results of today's Money in Politics barter.
And yes, of course we have options, choices that can change the future.
'Vita Contemplativa' & 'Vita Activa'
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‘Climate Advocates Say It’s Not Too Late
March 2022 / NYT
A growing chorus of young people is focusing on climate solutions. “‘It’s too late’ means ‘I don’t have to do anything, and the responsibility is off me.’”
Alaina Wood is well aware that, planetarily speaking, things aren’t looking so great. She’s read the dire climate reports, tracked cataclysmic weather events and gone through more than a few dark nights of the soul.
She is also part of a growing cadre of people, many of them young, who are fighting climate doomism, the notion that it’s too late to turn things around. They believe that focusing solely on terrible climate news can sow dread and paralysis, foster inaction, and become a self-fulfilling prophecy...
“People are almost tired of hearing how bad it is; the narrative needs to move onto solutions,” said Ms. Wood, 25, a sustainability scientist who communicates much of her climate messaging on TikTok, the most popular social media platform among young Americans. “The science says things are bad. But it’s only going to get worse the longer it takes to act.”
Some climate advocates refer to the stance taken by Ms. Wood and her allies as “OK Doomer,” a riff on “OK Boomer,” the Gen Z rebuttal to condescension from older folks.
If awareness about the climate crisis has never been greater, so, too, has been a mounting sense of dread about its unfolding effects, particularly among the young. Two-thirds of Americans thought the government was doing too little to fight climate change, according to a 2020 Pew study, while a survey last year of 10,000 teens and young adults in 10 countries found that three quarters were frightened of the future.
Bookmark the Climate Headlines, Follow the Environmental Writers
Society of Environmental Journalists - http://www.sej.org/headlines/list
- "We tell the world's most important stories"
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Leaders from 64 countries sign the Pledge For Nature to take action.
The Call to Action include measures to:
Slow down deforestation; eliminate unregulated and unsustainable fishing practices; and stop plastic being dumped into the ocean by 2050.
Conserve land; eliminate subsidies that harm the environment; transition to sustainable food production.
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"Thin Blue", Protecting 'The Commons', Enabling Life on Earth
"Tiny Blue Green", Oxygen in the Atmosphere, Food Source of the Seas
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Visit Planet Citizens
- Earth Day flag
"The Earth is my patient, and like any good medical doctor, I am compelled to advocate for her... Today, I see myself as a doctor advocating for... my patient, the Earth."
Listen carefully to the trees... watch closely...
“When we have learned how to listen to trees,
then the brevity and the quickness and the childlike hastiness of our thoughts
achieve an incomparable joy.” -- Hermann Hesse
Strategies of Resilience & Survival
Dealing with the 'Heat Island Effect'
- Earth Science to Protect a Sustainable Earth
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- Personal action... Direct action...
- Green Network, GreenLinks action
Planet Citizen, Planet Scientist Activism
- "Have hope, Act to Make a Positive Difference"
- Shifting from a Scientist to Activist
Planet Citizens / Scientists, Preserving & Protecting the Home Planet Earth
GreenPolicy360 and StrategicDemands:
Eco Definition via Merriam-Webster Dictionary
For the now-ubiquitous prefix eco-, we can thank the great German zoologist Ernst Haeckel, who in 1866 coined the term oekologie from the Greek oikos, meaning “home, place to live.” Haeckel was thinking primarily of the “homes” of animals, but by the time the word translated into English in 1875 (initially spelled “oecology”), its meaning had broadened to embrace plant habitats as well. The related term ecosystem was proposed by the British botanist Arthur Tansley, 60 years after one of his own professors first translated Haeckel’s oekologie. It may have been ecosystem, which treats eco- as a prefix to a standard English word, that gave English speakers permission to do the same in coining a host of other terms...
Climate Action: Our Ethical Responsibility
- 198 Ways to Act, Count 'em
Kids in 123 countries strike to protect the climate
“This movement had to happen, we didn’t have a choice.”
An estimated 1.4 million young people in 123 countries skipped school Friday to demand stronger climate policies in what may be one of the largest environmental protests in history.
- Think Like Rebecca, Creating Positive Change
It's Your Time to Be Out in Front
- Change Is All Around
Step Up, Get with the Action, Planet Citizen Action
- Make a Difference, Be a Change Maker