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Planet Citizen Visions of Living Earth

On Earth | February 2024

Green Stories of the Day ~ Climate News




Media Kit

About GreenPolicy360's Global Work

We are a 'Green Best Practices' resource hub to use community-by-community, day-by-day...

We are open-source and shareable. GreenPolicy360's network has tens of millions of visits and millions of shares...

We are hosted on a MediaWiki platform. We have extensive country-by-country reach, engagement, and GreenLinks...

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We were originally hosted by the Green Institute

Visit the Green Institute link above and read about work that led to the launch of GreenPolicy360.

Also personal stories of Representative George E. Brown, Daniel Ellsberg, Roger Morris, Hannah Arendt, 'The Movement and the Madman' , a nuclear near-disaster and more.

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2006, Clearwater, Florida

GreenPolicy360's Founder/Siterunner is Steven J Schmidt (SJS)

Steven J. Schmidt (SJS)

GreenPolicy360 Founder / Siterunner

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We are Intergenerational Planet Citizens

Beginnings of the Modern Environmental Movement


Planet Citizen Vision of Living Earth
GreenPolicy360 Page Highlights

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Planet Citizens
Time for Planet Citizen Action

A Call to Action to Preserve & Protect Life on Earth
It's your time to become a Planet Citizen
We believe 'Each of us can make a positive difference by stepping up & doing our best"

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Planet Citizen Vision of Living Earth


The Living Planet Index (LPI)

Tracking the health of nature over 50 years

The Living Planet Index (LPI)—which tracks populations of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians—reveals an average 69% decrease in monitored wildlife populations since 1970. The 2022 LPI analyzed almost 32,000 species populations. It provides the most comprehensive measure of how they are responding to pressures in their environment.

Living Planet Report (2022)

Via the World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

Wildlife populations plummet by 69%

The Living Planet Report 2022 is a comprehensive study of trends in global biodiversity and the health of the planet. This flagship WWF publication reveals an average decline of 69% in species populations since 1970. While conservation efforts are helping, urgent action is required if we are to reverse nature loss.

Interlinked emergencies: Climate change and biodiversity loss

The evidence is unequivocal—we are living through the dual crises of biodiversity loss and climate change driven by the unsustainable use of our planet’s resources. Scientists are clear: unless we stop treating these emergencies as two separate issues neither problem will be addressed effectively.

Our broken relationship with nature

Climate change and biodiversity loss are not only environmental issues, but economic, development, security, social, moral, and ethical issues too. Industrialized countries are responsible for most environmental degradation but it is developing nations that are disproportionately impacted by biodiversity loss. We all have a role to play in building a nature-positive society that safeguards the planet for the good health of everyone.

Earth Science to Protect a Sustainable Earth

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Earth and Space, Politics 🌎
Earth Science Vital Signs 🌎
Earth Right Now 🌎


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NASA: You can manage only what you can measure

Q: What are the main science questions you (JPL/Caltech/NASA) hope OCO-3 will answer?

The big science question is about the movement of carbon dioxide between plants and the atmosphere.

If you look at the ground-based data, it almost looks like the planet is breathing. Plants in the northern hemisphere take up carbon dioxide as they grow in the spring and summer, reducing the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere by a few parts per million. In the fall, the leaves drop and carbon is released back into the air.

But every year is different... What we want to do is find drivers of the plant uptake of carbon and use that to better predict what will happen in the future. If we have a warmer, drier climate, will plants keep taking up as much carbon?

Environmental Security

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Visit Our GreenLinks Network

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Climate Desk
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Greening Our Blue Planet

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Planet Citizens
Planet Citizens, Planet Scientists

Climate Change Laws Around the World

Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs)

International Environmental Law, Knowledge Database
Negotiator's Toolkit, Resource for E-Action

Regional and Global Environmental Treaties

Climate Change Laws of the World

Climate Change Litigation Databases / Caselaw
Climate Laws and Policies / Climate Litigation Cases / Countries / Mapped Data and Statistics

Trends in Climate Change Legislation

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New Definitions of National Security 🌎

GreenPolicy360 and Associate Strategic Demands explore Earth's existential threat environment

GreenPolicy360's partner site, Strategic Demands / #StratDem



Visit GreenPolicy's Associate, Strategic Demands
"New Definitions of National & Global Security"
Nuclear Issues / Cold War 2.0


Escalating Risk of Use of Nuclear Weapons

Nuclear Arms Are Back in a Big Way

Nuclear Posture Review Released
Nuclear Poker, Fire & Fury
Two Minutes to Midnight


Looking Back at an Imminent U.S. Threat to Use Nuclear Weapons
Over 50 years ago college students began 'teach-ins' and launched a national peace action called a 'Vietnam Moratorium' that grew to become the largest US peace movement in history -- It was only years later that historians documented how Americans peace demonstrations prevented Nixon and Kissinger plans to use tactical nuclear weapons

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Today the U.S. President has a Singular Authority to Order Use of Nuclear Weapons

Green Politics vs. Nuclear Weapons Proliferation


Warnings from Today's Generation
Planet Citizens, Look to the Future

Can we kick our fossil-fuel addiction fast enough?
Time is running out to rein in carbon emissions


Environmental protection
Environmental movement

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

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Strategic Demands: National Security & Global Security are interrelated

GreenPolicy360 / Strategic Demands / New Definitions of National Security
New Definitions of National Security



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Green Issues Around the Globe, 360°, Online

Countries Worldwide/Climate Action INDC Plans

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The Fight for Earth / 2050

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🥵 When it gets too hot

Even your news is hot ....



Pope Francis speaks of Climate, Politics, 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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Sea-Level Change Over Time

"What's up with sea level rise?"

NASA experts update current conditions & projections of sea level rise


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Protect Life, Be Pro-Life, Prevent Extinction


Endangered Species

Pesticide 'Insectageddon'

The 8 Million++ Species We Don’t Know

By Edward O. Wilson / NY Times

Large 'Charismatic' Creatures & Rarely Seen "Tiny Little Ones"

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Microbiomes at Risk

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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Our Living Earth...

"Tiny Blue Green Life"

More than Meets the Eye, the 'Tiny Little Ones' @GreenPolicy360

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Warming Oceans, Threats to Life

Phytoplankton & Photosynthesis

Plankton: The Ocean Food Chain & Producer of Our Atmosphere's Oxygen

"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

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

It's All Connected

It's All Related

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The "Tree of Life" 1.0

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Listen to Nature, Nature's Ways


GreenPolicy360's eco-economics: Next gen e-business

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21st Century Economic Ideas in Development @ GreenPolicy360


Environmental full-cost accounting

New Economy Movement


Environmental Studies Online

Remember, facts count... Measure to Manage

Fact Checking

Earth and Space, Politics
Stats - Green Research & Science



Get Semantic, Go Scientific

Get Smart, Scholarly

Go Searching

Astrophysics Data System /

(A 21st Century AI/Machine Learning Case Study)

Toolformer: Language Models Can Teach Themselves to Use Tools

Climate Modeling

Planetary-scale Earth simulations known as global climate model projections are the primary sources of information on future climate change.

Climate models are based on mathematical equations represented using a grid mesh that covers the globe: a finer grid mesh is more accurate but much more computationally expensive. Current global climate projections agree that a world with more greenhouse gases will be warmer everywhere, especially over land and at high latitudes.

NOAA scientists harness machine learning to advance climate models

March 1st, 2023

How artificial intelligence is fast becoming a key tool for climate science (2021)


GreenPolicy360: We're Into Earth Science

We believe in 'critical thinking skills'




GreenPolicy360 Archive Highlights 2023

Featured in 2023

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GreenPolicy360 Archive Highlights 2022

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GreenPolicy360 Archive Highlights 2021

Featured in 2021

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GreenPolicy360 Archive Highlights 2020

Featured in 2020

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GreenPolicy360 Archive Highlights 2019

Featured in 2019


GreenPolicy360 Archive Highlights 2018

Featured in 2018

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GreenPolicy360 Archive Highlights 2017

Featured in 2017

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GreenPolicy360 Archive Highlights 2016

Featured in 2016

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GreenPolicy360 Archive Highlights 2015

Featured in 2015

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GreenPolicy360 Archive Highlights 2014

Featured in 2014

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GreenPolicy360 Archive Highlights 2013

Featured in 2013

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Climate News Events Archive ... 1970 to Today



About the GreenPolicy360 Network

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GreenPolicy360 is here for you...

Across borders, our network of websites, social media, associates and resources provide "green best practices" for all seasons. Our green news updates and online database deliver local and global green eco-policies that are actionable 24/7/365.

We've experienced multiple millions of page visits, views and engagements. As a distributive web model, sharing green best practices, ideas and news, we reach every country on Planet Earth, sharing with multiplying effect. We believe green dreams and green values in practice can turn 'ripples into waves' of change.

Our GreenLinks global connections, #PlanetCitizens in action, is growing as many of us see the immediate necessity of confronting the climate crisis and environmental challenges on multiple fronts.

GreenPolicy360 was developed for use in all communities, local, national, and international. GreenPolicy lets you know how other communities are dealing with key green policy issues of yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Use the models and templates here to craft green legislation/proposals/resolutions/ordinances for your local community. Use our online platform to build on what has worked in other communities and locations.

Create waves of change and keep on keeping on!

"Think global and act local! Think local and act global! It's all connected, it's all related."


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

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Consult the MediaWiki User's Guide for information on using this wiki software.

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

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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

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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.

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New Vision in a 360° Connected World


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Digital Citizens, Digital Rights Movement


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Planet Citizens, Digital Rights @GreenPolicy360

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Links via GreenPolicy's Digital360 Network

Digital Rights Movement

124K+ data sets as of 2015 -
(Parker Higgins-EFF)
Tips, Tools and How-tos for Safer Online Communications from Electronic Frontier Foundation
(recommended by EFF)
Lawgeek Lawrence Lessig's blog
Chilling Effects Clearinghouse
Cyberlaw @Harvard
Ed Felten's "Freedom to Tinker"
Slashdot: Your Rights Online
Ernest Miller's "The Importance Of..."
Sabrina Pacifi's "Be Spacific"
Advancing the International Bill of Human Rights -
  • Fact-Checking Projects
Beginning with PolitiFact, the original project at Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida -
(FreedomPress Organizations)
Principles on Freedom of Expression and Privacy -
GNU Project -
  • GovFuturesLab - Reimagining governance for an age of planetary challenges and human responsibility
App4Gov (TW)
  • Internet Freedom Festival (IFF)
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Civic Hall -
  • Privacy Rights in the Digital Age (Published 2016)

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Measuring the Impact of Open Data
  • Wikipedia
Jimmy Wales / Founder -
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