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GreenPolicy360 Siterunner: News from NOAA today. This is type of work I've been focusing on... #EarthScience ... since the launch of #EarthDay in 1970. I'm remembering George Brown explaining to Gaylord Nelson in a planning mtg how we needed data, climate info w a baseline and access to the data sets for scientists, educators, and public. Rep Brown told the Senator that he'd get the job going in his com't oversight role. He did -- for three decades George shepherded NASA/NOAA/USGS/JPL, a flock of Earth Science missions, programs and their funding. George was referred to over the years as the 'Big Science' man ...
Read the latest on these 'Vital Signs' data gathering missions...
GreenPolicy360 Siterunner / Steve Schmidt:
Memories of the Original Earth Science Mission Statement on NASA and 50+ Years of Leadership
Our GreenPolicy360 work brings historic emphasis to Earth Science and Atmospheric Science research that takes us back to the beginnings of the modern environmental movement and to a mentor, and then colleague of your GreenPolicy360 siterunner, who brought Earth Science to a new level over a nearly four decade career in the U.S. Congress. A tip of our green hat to the memory of Representative George E. Brown and his pioneering vision and generational activism on the Science, Space and Technology Committee.
"To understand and protect our home planet..."
I personally watched Congressman Brown take the original NASA 'Mission Statement' and point to a highlighting of Earth Science. As a member and then a chairman of the Congressional oversight committee of Earth Science missions from the 60s through the 90s, George taught me, and I am sharing what George and many have worked to do over the years and bequeath today's and future generations. Here is one passage from my memory of my George... George E. Brown. He never gave up.... he kept on with 'the mission'. His memory and work, a legacy is featured at GreenPolicy360.
The NASA/USGS Landsat program began Earth Science satellite studies that George Brown shepherded and oversaw. In the 1960s a monumental new technology was invented and, with a fortuitous shift in U.S. remote imaging capabilities from to digital, 'multispectral' scanning, the Landsat program took off and the data that began coming back from near-orbit Landsat satellites forever changed how we see, study and interact with our world.
Here is a search of articles from the GreenPolicy360 archive that reveal rarely discussed yet momentous highlights of the Landsat era, the beginnings of the Earth Observing System (EOS), and Earth Science missions now in their fifth decade.
Zoom in on the Multispectral Scanner and "The Woman Who Brought Us the World" -- Virginia Tower Norwood.
The Landsat mission with its #EarthScience observations set in motion what became multi-decade measuring of changing Earth Systems -- https://www.greenpolicy360.net/w/Landsat_data_users_handbook
SJS: George Brown worked tirelessly in Congress. With saving and protecting the environment as a key goal, George moved conservative and liberal politicians in new directions. George saw connections that transcended states and nations. He saw interconnections and new roles to protect health and safety. George was was central in proposing and setting up an EPA as an umbrella agency to coordinate environmental federal and federal-state efforts... George was a "first-mover" as the term has come to be known. He had a big-picture plan and set out to accomplish it. He succeeded on multiple fronts, pushing forward the idea and the vision for 'omnibus' legislation. The Environmental Protection Agency was founded and historic initial green laws and regulations for environmental protection and security were passed.
George was among the first voices to be raised warning about the environmental threat of climate disruption and, although few realize, he was at the forefront of the initial efforts to study the climate, pushing the development of initial atmospheric science programs and missions of NASA and public/private research. He combined his engineering skills with his legislative reach.
George E. Brown, in fact, drafted the "National Climate Program Act" of 1978.
1978 Climate Act PDF via GreenPolicy360
Rep. George Brown brought his extensive work with U.S. top scientists, featured in the work of 1977's Energy and Climate Report of the National Academy of Sciences and follow on 1979 Academy Climate Science report that was presciently accurate in its predictions.
The Congressman-Engineer emphasized, constantly to me and in his work, the essential important of having accurate data in order to make the best possible engineering decisions. He imprinted, if I could use this word to its fullest meaning, the vital nature of gathering information with studies over time to monitor changes. He was in a position, one of the most powerful positions in government, to shape the policies of science -- atmospheric science, earth science, big science.
Whenever we see the NASA 'marching directive' "You can manage only what you can measure", think of George. The original mission statement of our nation's first ventures into space began with studying the home planet. Measuring and monitoring became a mantra of Earth Science...
The Congressman left us a legacy of vision and action against threats to the atmosphere, earth's life systems, and sustainability.
We have, all who believe in the importance of science, carried forward his thoughts over the years since the 1960s and 1970s. As best we could, we have carried on against deep odds and opposition by those with other goals.
The Original Mission Statement of NASA ((1958) provided Congressional intent and guidance to the first generation of space programs. George, if he were here, would've done I am certain everything within his power to protect the original mission statement...
Andrew Revkin/July 22, 2006/ NYT
“To understand and protect our home planet; to explore the universe and search for life; to inspire the next generation of explorers ... as only NASA can.”
Environmental protection | George E. Brown Jr
"My friend George"... In His Time, a Visionary Leader in Science
- Changing Our World, Advancing Historic Environmental Achievements
Generational politics & Earth science: We are a generation of environmental policies, programs & law
* https://www.greenpolicy360.net/w/File:US_Role_in_the_World,_Feb_1969_George_E_Brown_1.pdf * https://www.greenpolicy360.net/w/File:US_Role_George_E_Brown_2.pdf * https://www.greenpolicy360.net/w/File:US_Role_George_E_Brown_3.pdf
GreenPolicy360 and Strategic Demands
GreenPolicy360's origins connect deeply with Strategic Demands and activism to move the U.S. and nations of the world away from nuclear weapons proliferation. The Cuban Missile Crisis of the early 1960s had a profound effect on many, the 'close call', the near nuclear catastrophe, the fact that young students in schools across the nation were 'ducking and covering' under desks, picturing imminent nuclear blasts, left an impression that life was not to be taken for granted. It could end at any moment unless we, all of us, took action to end the threat before it ended us.
During this period of history, your current GreenPolicy360 siterunner met a new Congressman, George E. Brown in East Los Angeles. I was a young high school debater who went to see the local Congressman and what was set in motion was a multi-year journey between us to develop climate/environmental science and generational activism and strong, deep opposition to nuclear weapons.
I told the story of this meeting, starting with a Schwinn bike here....
On the 50th Anniversary
Memories on the Road to the First Earth Day
Beginnings of the Modern Environmental Movement
Today the ideals and ideas that began in a serious way that day continue on .... we became a movement, a political cause, and now we are a diverse mix, across the globe, employing the Internet with many voices, colors, ages, especially young people joining in. GreenPolicy360 and Strategic Demands, GreenPolicy360's associate with a geo-politics emphasis, continue on year after year, decade after decade....
Green, environmental, national and global.... we are strongly confronting and working to solve our generation's existential challenges. Reaching across our home planet, touching and interacting with planet citizens, looking to share solutions to the pressing problems and challenges of our generation.
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