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New Definitions of National Security are necessary to meet the Climate Change Challenges of our Era


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Steve Schmidt: It's no ride in the park looking back at some 50+ years of environmental protection work. The obstacles were many, the climate change denial purposeful, and the dis- and mis-information pervasive. Those of us who were developing the field of climate science were, although we didn't describe it as such, creating a story arc of the climate change movement. The genesis of climate science was becoming a key 'atmospheric science' question to Congressman George E. Brown in the 1960s and I was, as a high school student, becoming a political follower of my representative's work. George went on to be a 'mover and shaker' in Congress and leader, as a trained physicist and practicing engineer, in the science and policy of climate. His work is essential in understanding how climate change powered up a constellation of NASA/NOAA/USGS programs and missions, many of which were the first of their type gathering digital data and earth science imaging. I was fortunate, as an environmental activist, to be along for the ride over the years until George's untimely passing in 1999.

Thank you George for all you did, the perseverance, the vision, the hard work. You made a world of difference, a positive difference that goes on and on (and you changed my life) -- https://www.greenpolicy360.net/w/Earth_Day_Memories_on_the_50th_Anniversary

To our GreenPolicy360 readers, please take a look, a close look, at George E. Brown as I've recalled many of his contributions here -- https://www.greenpolicy360.net/w/George_E._Brown_Jr

and let us also all take a look at some of the history of climate conferences over the years here -- https://www.greenpolicy360.net/w/File:Climate_Conferences_1979-2020.jpg


The work continues as we step up and do our best, becoming Planet Citizens day-by-day.


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(1979-2020)


"A Timeline of International Climate Conferences"

Accompanied by 'Trends in Atmospheric CO2 vs Global Temperature Change'


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"Climate Change", "Climate Devastation"


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Environmental Security

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Environmental Security, National Security

Earth Science Research from Space


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Atmospheric Science

Earth Science


Our "Thin Blue" focus on atmospheric science & climate change

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Rarely recognized as a 'strategically vital' natural resource, our home planet's thin blue layer of life protecting atmosphere is being disrupted

Today's industrial emissions are 'externalities', ominous costs adding up relentlessly in an experimental brew of risk & change to "Thin Blue"


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Earth Science

Oceans heating accelerates


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After the Paris Agreement: "Now What?"


December 2015: The Climate Plan Agreement
INDC/Climate Plan Updates from GreenPolicy360


Paris Climate Agreement Tracker / CAIT Climate Data Explorer

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Click on the Map for the Latest Country-by-Country News


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Pope Francis on the eve of the Climate mtgs

"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 focuses comments to those who reject the science behind global warming..."


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More Climate Policy Updates @GreenPolicy360


"Climate Change", aka, "Climate Disruption"

Climate News
Earth Science Politics
Earth Observations
Environmental Security


Climate Summit Agreement in Paris
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Begin with the History of Climate Change Science


The Discovery of Global Warming

https://www.aip.org/history/climate/author.htm
https://www.aip.org/history/climate/summary.htm (with hyperlinks)


Congressman Brown / Science Committee in Front of Climate Action

National Climate Program Act, 1978 / PDF

The first US federal program established (1978) to study and assess scientifically the issues and risks of human-caused climate change


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Dr. James Hansen


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Climate Impact of Increasing Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

From the Journal of Science

28 August 1981, Volume 213, Number 4511

James Hansen et al.


Greenhouse Effect

Atmospheric CO2 increased from 280 to 300 parts per million in 1880 to 335 to 340 ppm in 1980, mainly due to burning of fossil fuels....

Summary. The global temperature rose by 0.20C between the middle 1960’s and1980, yielding a warming of 0.4Β°C in the past century. This temperature increase is consistent with the calculated greenhouse effect due to measured increases of atmospheric carbon dioxide. Variations of volcanic aerosols and possibly solar luminosity appear to be primary causes of observed fluctuations about the mean trend of increasing temperature. It is shown that the anthropogenic carbon dioxide warming should emerge from the noise level of natural climate variability by the end of the century, and there is a high probability of warming in the 1980’s. Potential effects on climate in the 21st century include the creation of drought-prone regions in North America and central Asia as part of a shifting of climatic zones, erosion of the West Antarctic ice sheet with a consequent worldwide rise in sea level, and opening of the fabled Northwest Passage.



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