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On Being a Planet Citizen
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George Monbiot on the Question of Civilization and 'Human Concern'

Misinformation About Environmental Damage: It's Business-as-Usual
Monbiot @The Guardian: Do We See Reasons for Green Optimism in the New Administration? No...
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GreenPolicy360 and its associated research group Strategic Demands are focusing on two 'big pictures' as 2017 opens:

1) The risks of nuclear weapons proliferation within a multi-national, fast-developing Cold War 2.0; and

2) The existential challenge of moving to renewable energy and new definitions of national security, even as the election of Donald Trump and appointment of Exxon chief Rex Tillerson to head of the US State Dept. portend fast-moving oil/gas/fossil fuel developments and 'pipeline geopolitics'. On and off the record, US multinationals and the new US administration are negotiating with Russia over rights to the rapidly de-icing Arctic and the existing 'energy deals of the century' between Russia-China-Iran now loom large in an era of hostilities and entry onto the world stage of an unpredictable and temperamental US "Commander-in-Chief".

Drill down into the Arctic oil/gas rush:

  • A preliminary assessment by the US Geological Survey suggests the Arctic seabed may hold as much as 25 percent of the world's undiscovered oil and natural gas reserves.
  • By one USGS reported estimate, 400 billion barrels of oil might lie beneath the Arctic seabed.

Rex Tillerson Is Confirmed as Secretary of State Amid Record Opposition

Push in the Arctic: Russia and US Prepare for Unprecedented Energy Exploration and Oil/Gas Production

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Trump Appointment to Head the Energy Dept Is a Man Who Campaigned to Abolish the Energy Dept

  • The US Energy Department is Responsible for Much of the Development & Oversight of the Nuclear Weapons Complex
  • A Trillion Dollar Modernization of the Nuclear Weapons Complex Is a Factor in Spawning a New Nuclear Arms Race

LASG has continued to deliver public interest research for over two decades on the US national labs, energy and nuclear policies
Visit their online website and new page of press releases to follow developments in the US nuclear weapons complex, and disarmament, and Energy Dept actions by the president-elect

Nuclear Weapons: A New 'Cold War 2.0' or New Treaties to Reduce Nuclear Arsenals

"Let’s see if we can make some good deals with Russia," the Republican president-elect was quoted as saying.

"For one thing, I think nuclear weapons should be way down and reduced very substantially, that’s part of it. But Russia’s hurting very badly right now because of sanctions, but I think something can happen that a lot of people are gonna benefit."

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'Mixed 2.0 Signals': Nuclear Arms Reduction --- Nuclear Arms Race


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Trump to scrap Nasa climate research in crackdown on ‘politicized science’

NASA’s Earth Science division is set to be stripped of funding... Via The Guardian

GreenPolicy360 addresses the upcoming Earth Science debate and decisions to be rendered in Congress. The consequences -- and legacy -- of this generation's actions and the votes of the US House Science committee and related Congressional representatives will be felt -- and judged -- for decades going forward.

Andrew Revkin on target as he completes his many yrs at Dot Earth and the New York Times as a greatly respected, hard-working, in-depth environmental reporter... #EarthScience #Earth360
Under Trump, Will NASA’s Space Science Include Planet Earth? -- By Andrew C. Revkin / November 28, 2016
A First Presidential Appointment to Include Myron Ebell: History of Opposition to the EPA
NYT/Revkin Archive re: Ebell and Nov. 30th -- Monbiot Speaks of Ebell

Carbon Clock

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Climate Change Agreement is Now International Agreement

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Follow Nearly 200 Nations as Climate Action Plans (INDCs) Are Announced & Implemented


Not Good News, Arctic Sea Ice News



Want more Planetary and Earth Science research from NASA?

Going forward, open access is the word @ NASA's PubSpace.

On August 16th, NASA announced the next steps in an Office of Science and Technology project that will make its publicly funded research available online for free.

The move is part of a welcome (and 'digital citizen' advocated) trend in the worldwide scientific community towards making knowledge more readily available.

“Making our research data easier to access will greatly magnify the impact of our research,” NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan said in a statement. “As scientists and engineers, we work by building upon a foundation laid by others.” Read More about the initiative and "Why It's a Big Deal".

“At NASA, we are celebrating this opportunity to extend access to our extensive portfolio of scientific and technical publications,” said NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman. “Through open access and innovation we invite the global community to join us in exploring Earth, air and space.”

Visit the PubSpace site and latest climate news from NASA at its profoundly important Earth News site --



Stephen Hawking on ITV (and PBS)

"Runaway climate change... A rise in ocean temperature would melt the ice-caps... with catastrophic effects." #AGW #CAGW

Often referred to as an Einstein of our current era, Stephen Hawking points to "runaway climate change" as a profound threat to global security. In the same (labored) breath, he communicates a profound warning re: the other existential threat he sees -- nuclear weapons. At Strategic Demands the escalating threat of nuclear weapons is revealed and tracked -- as Cold War 2.0.

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Visit Strategic Demands, our associated site

The Need for New Definitions of National Security

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Going Green 360°

Re:Publica 2016
Digital Rights @ GreenPolicy360
The Digital World, Free Software and Next Generation Internet
Empire & Internet Empowerment / Re:Publica, Last Kilometer, Last Chance
They're Watching You (You Have No Idea How Closely) / The WebTAP Tracking Study

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Countries Climate Action/INDC Plans

Follow Nearly 200 Nations as Climate Action Plans (INDCs) Are Announced & Implemented

It's a Go, Greenlight
October 4th: the EU votes to confirm the #ParisAgreement
The most comprehensive international agreement ever to combat man-made climate change will take effect next month, less than a year after negotiators from more than 190 countries reached international accord.
October 5, 2016 / The European Parliament yesterday approved ratification of the Paris climate accord by the European Union (EU).
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: There are two requirements for the Paris Agreement to enter into force. Fifty-five parties to the Agreement, and fifty-five percent of greenhouse gas emissions accounted for... With the action taken by the EU Parliament, we will achieve both thresholds.
Step Up the Fight -- Now! / LA Times
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Greening Our Blue Planet
Paris Agreement Signatures
Another Historic Step Forward: 175 Nations Sign on Earth Day

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Republicans in US Congress Vote to Block National & Global Security

Attempt to Defund and Block Defense Dept. Studies and Work Related to Impacts of Climate Change

Trump v the World: Announces his Energy policy

Republican presidential candidate -- Cancel the Paris agreement, More fossil fuels, Less Clean/Renewable Energy
In a speech laying out his energy agenda for the United States, Trump promised to undo essentially every major policy developed in last decade intended to slow human-caused global warming.

Trump declares he doesn't believe the science, believes climate change a hoax and 'BS'

Trump tweet: This very expensive GLOBAL WARMING bullshit has got to stop. 'Environmentalists are the problem', acc to the Republican candidate for president
Our planet is freezing, record low temps,and our GW scientists are stuck in ice
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In Canada, a political battle over energy & environment policy
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In the U.S., as Republican presidential candidates act to undercut US & global security, strategies for energy innovation emerge

Energy Innovation: Batteries & the Grid / Tesla Electric Vehicles / At the ARPA-E Innovation Summit

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After a Year in Space, Scott Kelly Says 'I'm More of an Environmentalist'...

Welcome home Planet Citizen.... thanks for reminding us "how the atmosphere looks and how fragile it looks... It makes you more of an environmentalist... looking down at our planet from a great vantage point."

The 'Overview Effect': Experiencing Life Changing Realizations of the Home Planet and Us

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Green Issues Around the Globe, 360°, Online

Countries Worldwide/Climate Action INDC Plans

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Threat Environment
Next US Supreme Court Justice Will Be Crucial to Climate Policy

ExxonMobile Under Fire

July 2016 - Attorneys General Exxon investigation faces investigation by US House Science Com't

June 2016 - Exxon Is Fighting for its Right to Deny Climate Change

May 2016 - Letter from President of Union of Concerned Scientists to Lamar Smith, Chair of House Science Com't

“There is no doubt”: Exxon Knew CO2 Pollution Was A Global Threat By Late 1970s
Wall Street Journal Editorial Board Meltsdown over Exxon with Bizarre Accusation: Like Cromwell Did Catholics?
>U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Rhode Island Democrat, leading voice on climate change, locked in bitter brawl with Wall Street Journal editorial page over his proposal to sue fossil fuel companies for fraud
NY's State Attorney and Calif's AG Go After ExxonMobilExxon BkrdExxon, the Road Not TakenFBI Probe, More AGs Support Investigation of ExxonMobil
>Money-in-Politics: Giants of the oil and gas industry spend millions in 2015 to manipulate lawmakers and public discourse on climate change

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Oil Change International ... "Exposing the true costs of fossil fuels"
Markets Are Spooked ... Oil Slide Continues
While Renewable Energy expands globally with a wide range of investments in energy alternatives to fossil fuels, ExxonMobil predicts "long-term energy demand growth", increased oil/gas profits and "gains in energy efficiency and increased use of renewable energy and lower carbon fuels such as natural gas likely will help lower by half the “carbon intensity of the global economy.”
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Reviewing the Paris Climate Summit & Politics

China and US To Sign Climate Summit Agreement on April 22, Earth Day

Planet Citizens: Action Plans, Country by Country, Region by Region"

GreenPolicy's Online Update of Country Climate Action Plans

December 2015: The Paris Agreement Approved

GreenPolicy's Report on the Climate Change Summit

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Pope Francis speaks 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 takes particular aim at those who reject the science behind global warming..."

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Looking back at 2015, Green Progress and GOP Buffoonery

Washington Post editorial, January 3, 2016

U.S. Senate Republicans Say 'No' to Paris Climate Accord / GOP On Lockdown

Via the New Republic "The only remaining global outlier — the only major political party that denies climate science and opposes even the effort to reach a climate deal — is here in the U.S.: the Republican Party ..."
"Republicans attempt to derail the climate talks" / Via The Atlantic, Dec 1, 2015
"Obama is paving the way for success in Paris": US Climate Politics / Via Grist

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U.S. Congress/Science Committee News (Not Good News)

Lamar Smith, Chair of Science Com't Accusing Scientists (Video)

Earth Science Politics

Letter to Science Committee re: integrity
More from American science organizations
Science Orgs respond to attacks by Science Committee

Environmental Security

GreenPolicy's listing of 189 country climate plans
Climate News
Earth Observations

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Nationally determined climate plans | resilient | renewable | clean energy

Visit GreenPolicy's Int'l List of Countries and Climate Plans


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UN / Climate Plans "Synthesis Report"

Christiana Figueres @CFigueres #UNFCCC

Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
Nov 15: Will not stop -- Must contine
Figueres - REDDIT AMA

UN Climate Action @UNFCCC

Oct 19
Opening plenary of the latest @UN climate negotiations
#ADP2 session... steps toward Paris... Focus!

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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


The 'Tiny Little Ones' &
Large 'Charismatic' Creatures

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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

Visit GreenPolicy360's newly launched site --

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Vatican announcement of the eco-encyclical --- Laudato Si' --- Catholic Pontiff Speaks of an 'Integral Ecology'

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Open source 'Tree of Life' 1.0

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Images from the Himawari-8 satellite's first official day paint a living Earth portrait

We have updated the 'Overview Effect' --- We Are Planetary: The Movie


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ORBITING the Earth --- On the ISS

Orbital Perspective is #Earth360

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Climate News --- Planet Citizen --- #HelloEarth
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Recently Added Planet Citizen, Planet Scientist Pages

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Thank You Planet Citizens

Syvia Earle, Bill McKibben, Elon Musk

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GreenPolicy360 Archive Highlights 2015

More highlights from our past - 2015

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GreenPolicy360 Archive Highlights 2014

Review some of our best of 2014

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GreenPolicy360 Archive Highlights 2013

Review some of our best from 2013

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