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Evolving list of scientific & popular terms

A -

AGW - Anthropogenic Global Warming - http://climate.nasa.gov/scientific-consensus/- http://climate.nasa.gov/climate_resources/139/

Antarctic Melt - http://www.npr.org/2015/03/26/395379216/big-shelves-of-antarctic-ice-melting-faster-than-scientists-thought

Anthropocene - http://www.greenpolicy360.net/w/Anthropocene

Arctic Sea Ice Melt - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/arctic-ice-melt/

Atmosphere / Atmospheric Science - http://www.greenpolicy360.net/w/Category:Atmospheric_Science - http://www.thinbluelayer.com

B -

C -

Climate Action Plan (CAP) - https://www.c2es.org/document/climate-action-plans/ - http://www.ca-ilg.org/climate-action-plans

Climate Change - http://www.greenpolicy360.net/w/Category:Climate_Change

Climate Migrants - Environmental Migrants - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_migrant - http://climatemigration.org.uk/about-us/

CO2 - Carbon Dioxide - https://www3.epa.gov/climatechange/ghgemissions/gases/co2.html

D -

E -

'Ecocide’ - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecocide / ec·o·cide /ˈēkōˌsīd,ˈekōˌsīd/

From the Oxford Dictionary - Destruction of the natural environment, especially when willfully done. "Their crime is nothing less than attempted ecocide."

"The rainforests of the Amazonia, sub-Sahraran Africa, and Borneo/Indonesia are indispensable ecological resources of the planet whose managerial control should not be left entirely to national discretion as exercised by governments, often on the basis of economistic and short-term policy goals, which is currently almost invariably the case. This statist sovereignty approach not only puts at risk the planet’s largest carbon sink and most valued source of biodiversity, as well as disrupting and imperiling the lives of 20 million or more people, mostly indigenous communities, living in Amazonia. Forest experts warn that once a rainforest is degraded beyond a certain point, a tipping point is reached, and the degrading will continue of its own accord until what was once a flourishing rainforest becomes a huge area savannah grasslands. Even before tipping points are reached it takes decades to restore forest ecosystems, including precious biodiversity resources." -- Richard Falk (2019)

Eco-nomics -https://www.greenpolicy360.net/w/Eco-nomics


@ Google Scholar -- Go online to https://scholar.google.com/ ... Type in "Eco-nomics" and compare content from scholarly journals cited by Google with what's available at GreenPolicy360 -- https://www.greenpolicy360.net/w/Category:Eco-nomics

Environmental Security (Global Security, National Security Strategy)


Externalities (Also see Harmful Externalities) - http://www.greenpolicy360.net/w/Environmental_full-cost_accounting

Extreme Weather - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extreme_weather

F -

G -

Global Commons - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_commons - http://www.planetcitizen.org

Global Warming - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_warming

GHG - Greenhouse Gas - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenhouse_gas

GISS / Goddard Institute for Space Studies - http://www.giss.nasa.gov/

Gravity Waves (atmospheric) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravity_wave - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atmospheric_wave

Greenland (Ice Sheet Melt) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenland_ice_sheet

H -

Harmful Externalities (External Costs) - http://enduse.lbl.gov/Info/Externalities.pdf

Holocene - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holocene

Hydroflourocarbon - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrofluorocarbon

I -

IceBridge / Operation IceBridge - https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/icebridge/index.html - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_IceBridge

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ICLEI

J -

Jet Stream - Hemispherical Jet Streams - "Understanding the Jet Stream" - Video - https://robertscribbler.com/2016/06/28/gigantic-gravity-waves-to-mix-winter-with-summer-wrecked-jet-stream-now-runs-from-pole-to-pole/

K -

Keeling Curve - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keeling_Curve

L -

La Nina - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Ni%C3%B1a

LANCE (Land, Atmosphere Near-real-time Capability for EOS) - https://earthdata.nasa.gov/earth-observation-data/near-real-time

M -

Mass Migration - as a result of war/environmental disruption - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Map_of_the_European_Migrant_Crisis_2015.png - http://www.bbc.com/news/world-36573082 - (correlations/consequences http://strategicdemands.com/brexit-day-one/ Brexit)

Megadrought - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megadrought

Methane - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methane

-- Bill McKibben: (at the 2016 Democratic Party platform meeting) People used to routinely refer to natural gas as a bridge fuel that would help us overcome our climate woes. As with many things, this turned out to be much too good to be true. The problem is that if it escapes unburned into the atmosphere, each molecule of methane, CH4, depending on the timeframe you measure it on, about 86 times more powerful greenhouse gas molecule for molecule than CO2.

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Montreal Protocol - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montreal_Protocol - Due to its widespread adoption and implementation it has been hailed as an example of exceptional international co-operation, with Kofi Annan quoted as saying that "perhaps the single most successful international agreement to date has been the Montreal Protocol" ... When comparing this very success story with attempts to establish an international policy on the Earth's climate or atomic energy, the entire process from a problem formulation to a global acceptance supported by a legal framework took less than a quarter of a single human generation live span.

Montreal Protocol "Ozone Hole" and International CFC Mitigation Accord

Among the treaty's accomplishments: The Montreal Protocol was the first international treaty to address a global environmental regulatory challenge; the first to embrace the "precautionary principle" in its design for science-based policymaking; the first treaty where independent experts on atmospheric science, environmental impacts, chemical technology, and economics, reported directly to Parties, without edit or censorship, functioning under norms of professionalism, peer review, and respect; the first to provide for national differences in responsibility and financial capacity to respond by establishing a multilateral fund for technology transfer; the first MEA with stringent reporting, trade, and binding chemical phase-out obligations for both developed and developing countries; and, the first treaty with a financial mechanism managed democratically by an Executive Board with equal representation by developed and developing countries.

"Amazing Recovery" - and Model for Potential of International Cooperation on Climate Issues - http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2016/0630/Gaping-hole-in-ozone-layer-shows-amazing-recovery-say-scientists

N -

NASA - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NASA - http://www.greenpolicy360.net/w/Earth_Science_Vital_Signs - http://www.greenpolicy360.net/w/Earth_Right_Now - http://www.greenpolicy360.net/w/Earth_Science_Research_from_Space - http://www.greenpolicy360.net/w/OCO-2 - http://www.greenpolicy360.net/w/New_Definitions_of_National_Security - http://www.greenpolicy360.net/w/Category:Environmental_Security

http://www.greenpolicy360.net/w/Climate_Resilience_Toolkit-USA.GOV-NOAA-NASA - http://www.greenpolicy360.net/w/NASA_EarthSciences,_Challenges_Public_to_Join_In

NCAR - https://ncar.ucar.edu/

NOAA - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Oceanic_and_Atmospheric_Administration

O -

OCO-2 - Orbiting Carbon Observatory - http://www.greenpolicy360.net/w/OCO-2


P -

Paris Climate Summit - http://www.greenpolicy360.net/w/Climate_Change_Summit_Paris - http://www.greenpolicy360.net/w/Intended_Nationally_Determined_Contributions - http://www.greenpolicy360.net/w/IPCC_Report_Nov_2014

Particulate Pollution (atmospheric) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Particulates - http://www.greenpolicy360.net/w/Category:Air_Pollution - http://www.greenpolicy360.net/w/Category:Air_Quality - http://www.greenpolicy360.net/w/Category:Atmospheric_Science

Q -

QBO - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quasi-biennial_oscillation

R -

Representative Concentration Pathway

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"Rossby Whistle" - "a deep whistling sound offshore in the Caribbean - an A flat - some call it 'a Rossby'", an oscillating of the earth's gravity field and it's changing its tone... the Rossby can be heard as far away as from space -- https://youtu.be/kSlVKTbdGUU -- http://thescienceexplorer.com/nature/caribbean-sea-whistles-so-loud-it-can-be-heard-space

Runaway Climate Change / Runaway Greenhouse Effect / "Human-Induced Hothouse" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_state#Hothouse

S -

Seasonality - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seasonality

T -

"Thin Blue" - http://www.thinbluelayer.com

"Tiny Blue-Green" - http://www.tinybluegreen.com

U -

V -

W -

X / Y / Z -

Zonal Wind Patterns - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extratropical_cyclone

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Read more about the early days of #ClimateAction


Congressman Brown / Science Committee in Front of Climate Action

National Climate Program Act, 1978 / PDF

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

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Energy and Climate Report, 1977, National Academy of Sciences / 175 pp. / PDF via GreenPolicy360


Looking back after decades of science and study

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