Category:Earth System Science

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Earth Living Systems

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Planet Citizens / Scientists, Preserving & Protecting the Home Planet Earth

GreenPolicy360 Siterunner / SJS: The original Mission Statement of the newly launched U.S. space program spoke of our planet and our responsibilities. GreenPolicy360's founder was fortunate, beginning in the 1960s, to listen to Congressman Brown Congressman George E. Brown point to the NASA plan and explain how he saw Congress put into action the reality of a multi-year, coordinated, multi-agency program to achieve mission goals. Earth science, measuring and monitoring Earth's life-enabling systems was given highest priority. Landsat's program was set in motion as a decades long, first-ever digital scanning remote satellites data collecting study. An array of satellites began to launch, creating and combining the expanding resources of NASA, USGS, NOAA, and an array of educational and scientific institutions and aeronautics technology.

Over five decades of Atmospheric and Earth Sciences data is now available, as was the original intent back in the 1970s when the NASA missions to measure, monitor and then intelligently manage Earth Systems was conceived, legislated, supported and set in motion...

Forward to today...

GreenPolicy360's Campaign to 'Turn National Climate Promises & Pledges into Reality'

Drawing from the database of Earth System Science resulting from decades of space-based missions designed to provide us with actionable 'Earth-system and Climate-related data'
Measuring & Monitoring to Manage Earth's Living, Dynamic and Changing Systems

Methods to Enforce Climate Plan Pledges

GreenPolicy360: Climate Plans Enforcement Initiative

Pressuring Nations to Step Up, Cooperate, and Act Now

Environmental Laws, Regs, Rules... Lawsuits & Legal Actions

Glasgow (2021) & Paris (2015) Summits: Int'l Climate Plan Pledges & Promises (INDCs-NDCs)

Decades of Earth Science/Climate Science Data Accessible for Planet Citizen Action

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Environmental Security and Sustainablity

NOAA: Earth System Science @Work

Measuring and monitoring everyday

The NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL) pursues a broad and comprehensive understanding of the many physical, chemical and biological processes that comprise the Earth system to better predict their behavior from minutes to millennia on local to global scales.

Earth System Science

Earth system science (ESS) is the application of systems science to the Earth sciences. In particular, it considers interactions between the Earth's "spheres" — atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, geosphere, pedosphere, biosphere, and, even, the magnetosphere — as well as the impact of human societies on these components.

The Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College, offers the following description: "Earth system science embraces chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics and applied sciences in transcending disciplinary boundaries to treat the Earth as an integrated system. It seeks a deeper understanding of the physical, chemical, biological and human interactions that determine the past, current and future states of the Earth. Earth system science provides a physical basis for understanding the world in which we live and upon which humankind seeks to achieve sustainability".


It's all connected --- It's all related

It's All Related
"Our separation from each other is an optical illusion... Everything is connected. The greatest tragedy of human existence is the illusion of separateness.” -- Albert Einstein

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Systems Connected

It's All Related

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Only shifts commensurate with the scale of our existential crises have any prospect of averting them. Hopeless realism, tinkering at the edges of the problem, got us into this mess. It will not get us out.

The Earth’s systems are highly complex, and complex systems do not respond to pressure in linear ways. When these systems interact (because the world’s atmosphere, oceans, land surface and lifeforms do not sit placidly within boxes that make study more convenient), their reactions to change become highly unpredictable. Small perturbations can ramify wildly. Tipping points are likely to remain invisible until we have passed them...

Only one of the many life support systems on which we depend – soils, aquifers, rainfall, ice, the pattern of winds and currents, pollinators, biological abundance and diversity – need fail for everything to slide...

Climate News

Earth and Space, Politics

Earth Science Research from Space

New Definitions of National Security


Planet Citizens

Planet Citizens, Planet Scientists


[edit] Atmospheric Science

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Measure to Manage:

The Critical Importance of Atmospheric Science

Op-ed: The story behind the satellite mission Trump wants dead

As the U.S. President cuts the central program measuring CO2 in the Earth's atmosphere, it’s difficult to describe all the ways 'this is stupid'

The Orbiting Carbon Observatory's primary job is to see what's happening to the carbon dioxide levels in our atmosphere

CO2 Molecule

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Planet Citizen Vision of Living Earth

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