Ross Kenyon is a blockchain professional with a background in academia, filmmaking, and business development. He has worked with Tezos, Sweetbridge, ZenCash, Indiegogo, and Blue Frontiers. He currently serves as Lead Strategist at Nori.
The vast majority of environmental nonfiction follows a predictable pattern: The writer goes out in nature and then tells us why it’s important to preserve the thing they experienced. But what if we could reach more people and maybe even change their point of view with a more experimental, more whimsical approach? Jess Miles is a recent graduate of Chatham University and author of the MFA thesis ‘Midnight Sun,’ a collection of essays about her time on the Arctic island of Svalbard. On this episode of Reversing Climate Change, Jess joins Ross to explain what inspired her to pursue science communication, sharing what she does to persuade readers and how she approaches environmental writing differently. Jess opens up about her frustrating experience with canvassing for an environmental organization, describing what she learned about people (and herself!) and how she turned that bad experience into good writing. Listen in to understand why Jess incorporates elements of whimsy in her work and learn how experimental forms of writing can help readers see climate issues in a new light. Connect with Nori Purchase Nori Carbon Removals Nori Nori on Facebook Nori on Twitter Nori on Patreon Resources Sadly, too many books referenced and character-capped! Sorry about that, listener! Sunvault: Stories of Solarpunk and Eco-Speculation edited by Phoebe Wagner and Brontë Christopher Wieland ‘Hopepunk and Solarpunk: On Climate Narratives That Go Beyond the Apocalypse’ on Lit Hub Arizona State Center for Science and the Imagination After Geoengineering: Climate Tragedy, Repair, and Restoration by Holly Jean Buck Her The Road Jonathan Safran Foer on RCC S2EP29 Books by Gabriel García Márquez Climate Fiction on Reversing Climate Change S2EP12 Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor Who’s Saving the Planet? Podcast Jess’ Blog on VR and Animal Rights --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reversingclimatechange/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/reversingclimatechange/support
For years now, we have debated the potential moral hazard of carbon removal, the fear being that we will abandon emissions reductions for the quick fix of carbon capture. But the science is clear: we simply can’t achieve our climate goals with mitigation alone. So, how do we design policy that works toward net zero using a binding emissions reduction pathway AND a strategy for scaling up carbon removal? Christoph Beuttler is the CDR Manager at Climeworks, the global leader in direct air capture technology. He also serves as the Deputy CEO of The Risk Dialogue Foundation and Founding Member of the Board for the Negative Emissions Platform. On this episode of Reversing Climate Change, Christoph joins Ross to discuss Climeworks’ modular approach to direct air capture, describing how they use solid sorbents to capture carbon dioxide and how that CO2 is either stored permanently or used to replace fossil inputs. Christoph shares his understanding of carbon removal regulations in Europe, explaining how EU businesses interact with policy and why companies are driving voluntary carbon removal markets.  Listen in for insight around the future of the carbon removal sector as a whole and learn how you can help Climeworks realize its audacious goal to achieve gigaton scale in the next two decades! Connect with Nori Purchase Nori Carbon Removals Nori Nori on Facebook Nori on Twitter Nori on Patreon Resources Climeworks Climeworks Web Shop Negative Emissions Platform Will Direct Air Capture Be Centralized or Distributed? on Carbon Removal Newsroom DOE Funding Carbon Removal Projects on Carbon Removal Newsroom Klaus Lackner’s Moisture Swing Sorbent California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard 45Q Credit for Carbon Oxide Sequestration Paris Agreement Microsoft Sustainability  Shopify Environment Stripe Climate ‘Europe’s Climate Goal: Revolution’ in Politico Climeworks’ Orca DAC Plant Carbon180 Climeworks’ Direct Air Capture Summit 2020 Brian von Herzen on Reversing Climate Change (Bonus) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reversingclimatechange/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/reversingclimatechange/support
Carbon dioxide is not the only greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change. In fact, methane emissions are responsible for 16% of the warming we experience today. And because methane is more potent than CO2, we can make a big impact in a short period of time by addressing the concentrated, continuous methane seeps that exist around the world. Olya Irzak is the Founder and CEO of Frost Methane, a company working to combat climate change through the deployment of remote methane destruction devices. On this episode of the podcast, Olya joins Ross and Christophe to discuss why she chose to focus on methane emissions and explain how her team’s technology works to convert concentrated methane into CO2. Olya describes Frost Methane’s initial work with Arctic permafrost and introduces their new application of the technology in coal mines, sharing how the business generates revenue through carbon markets like California’s cap-and-trade market.  Listen in for Olya’s insight on the benefits of voluntary markets and learn her approach to prioritizing climate interventions to make the biggest impact. Connect with Nori Purchase Nori Carbon Removals Nori Nori on Facebook Nori on Twitter Nori on Patreon Resources Frost Methane Frost Methane on LinkedIn Olya on LinkedIn ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit Center for Negative Carbon Emissions Google’s Climate Change Initiative ‘7,000 Underground Gas Bubbles Poised to Explode in Arctic’ in The Siberian Times Video of Exploding Under-Ice Methane Gas in Siberia Laughlin Barker Pleistocene Park Pleistocene Park on Reversing Climate Change EP073 Dr. Leslie Field Ice 911 ASU’s Arctic Ice Management Project University of Beijing Research on Calving Silver Lining ‘Sometimes Success Is Right Under Your Feet, As Tomato Grower Knows’ in AP News California’s Cap-and-Trade Program Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation Stripe Climate --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reversingclimatechange/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/reversingclimatechange/support
The feature documentary 2040 poses this question: What would the world look like in 2040 if we embraced the best climate solutions already available to us? One such solution involves restoring ocean ecosystems through marine permaculture, a strategy that leverages kelp forests to drawdown CO2. Dr. Brian von Herzen serves as the Executive Director of the Climate Foundation, the organization using marine permaculture to regenerate life in seas and soils with the goal of reversing climate change in our lifetime. On this bonus episode of the podcast, Brian returns to the show to discuss his appearance in 2040 and explain what the Climate Foundation is working on now as they shift from R&D to building an industry. Brian introduces us to the fundamentals of marine permaculture, exploring its capacity to regenerate life in the ocean and feed billions of people in the process. Listen in for insight on becoming an ocean entrepreneur and learn about the potential for marine permaculture to drawdown carbon (at a remarkably low cost) and move us from fear to love—one kelp forest at a time. Connect with Nori Purchase Nori Carbon Removals Nori Nori on Facebook Nori on Twitter Nori on Patreon Resources Climate Foundation Email info@climatefoundation.org Brian on Reversing Climate Change EP034 2040 Damon Gameau Drawdown Seattle The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help by Amanda Palmer Minter Ellison Books by Bill Mollison David Holmgren Permaculture Design Principles The One-Straw Revolution: An Introduction to Natural Farming by Masanobu Fukuoka The Intrepid Foundation The University of Tasmania’s Permaculture Research C-Combinator David King’s Piece on Climate Change Intervention in The Washington Post My Octopus Teacher on Netflix The Seasteading Institute --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reversingclimatechange/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/reversingclimatechange/support
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