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A podcast about the different people, technologies, and organizations that are coming together to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and reverse climate change. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/reversingclimatechange/support

Reversing Climate Change Nori

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    • 4.3, 11 Ratings

A podcast about the different people, technologies, and organizations that are coming together to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and reverse climate change. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/reversingclimatechange/support

    S2E24: Black Americans Care About Climate Change (But It’s Complicated)—w/ Jared DeWese of Third Way

    S2E24: Black Americans Care About Climate Change (But It’s Complicated)—w/ Jared DeWese of Third Way

    We know that minority populations bear an unequal burden when it comes to climate change. And yes, Black Americans are concerned about the climate crisis, but they don’t see the environment as a top-tier issue. So, what can advocates and policymakers do to make climate change more relevant to Black communities and ensure their inclusion in a clean energy transition?

    Jared DeWese is Senior Communications Advisor for the Climate & Energy Program at Third Way, a center-left federal policy think tank based in Washington, D.C. Jared joins Ross to discuss the organization’s recent report, ‘Black Americans Care About Climate Change (But It’s Complicated),’ sharing the top takeaways from their qualitative research and explaining how advocates can mobilize communities of color around climate change by connecting the issue with their daily lives.

    Jared weighs in on how Black Americans are impacted by climate change, introducing us to the idea of environmental racism and exploring what we can do to confront and transform discriminatory systems and policies. Listen in for Jared’s insight on promoting climate policy in a divided Congress and learn why he is optimistic about the potential for real progress at this particular moment in history.



    Resources:

    Third Way Energy on Twitter

    Jared on Twitter

    Black Americans Care About Climate Change (But It’s Complicated)

    Yale Program on Climate Communication Study on Race & Attitudes Toward Climate Change

    The Environmental Kuznets Curve

    When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequity in Twentieth-Century America by Ira Katznelson

    Joe Biden’s Plan for a Clean Energy Revolution & Environmental Justice

    Otto von Bismarck & the Welfare State

    The History of Rome Podcast

    Revolutions Podcast

    The Life & Legacy of John Lewis on The Daily Podcast

    James Baldwin on Being Black in America

    Alexander Hamilton on Slavery as Wasted Potential

    W.E.B. Du Bois’ Concept of Double Consciousness

    The Environmental Defense Fund Poll on African Americans & Clean Energy Resources

    Nori

    Nori on Twitter


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    • 48 min
    How to Decolonize the Atmosphere (with carbon removal)—w/ Dr. Holly Jean Buck

    How to Decolonize the Atmosphere (with carbon removal)—w/ Dr. Holly Jean Buck

    Many indigenous communities see the climate crisis as another form of colonialism. First World countries have colonized the atmosphere with their greenhouse gas emissions. And there is a risk that carbon removal infrastructure reinforces business-as-usual. So, what is the best approach to decolonizing the atmosphere? How can we tackle climate change in a way that fits with broader progressive goals around equity and social justice?

    Dr. Holly Jean Buck is a postdoctoral fellow at UCLA’s Institute on the Environment and Sustainability and the author of After Geoengineering: Climate Tragedy, Repair, and Restoration. Dr. Buck joins Ross to discuss her recent article in Progressive International, ‘How to Decolonize the Atmosphere.’ She describes how the ideas in The Red Deal: Indigenous Action to Save Our Earth informed her thinking and introduces us to the concept of settler colonialism as it relates to climate change.

    Dr. Buck walks us through her three progressive goals for carbon removal: 1) link carbon with the managed decline of fossil fuels, 2) ensure public ownership and return on investment, and 3) advocate for a global framework for carbon removal. Listen in for Dr. Buck’s insight on the interconnectedness of the climate crisis with the other major issues we face and find out why she is concerned about the way social media may be influencing scientific research.

    Resources

    Dr. Buck’s Website

    Dr. Buck on Twitter

    The Red Deal Part 1: End the Occupation

    Beyond Wiindigo Infrastructure by Winona LaDuke, Deborah Cowen

    After Geoengineering: Climate Tragedy, Repair, and Restoration by Holly Jean Buck

    Global CCS Institute Report on Climate Change

    Rhodium Report on Jobs & Direct Air Capture

    Rhodium Report on Policies for the US to Advance Direct Air Capture

    Sad by Design: On Platform Nihilism by Geert Lovink

    Nexus by Ramez Naam

    Daniel Schmachtenberger

    ‘Climate Change is a Waste Management Problem’ in Issues in Science and Technology

    All Hell Breaking Loose: The Pentagon’s Perspective on Climate Change by Michael T. Klare


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    • 55 min
    S2E23: Can green sand beaches sequester carbon at scale?—w/ Kelly Erhart & Tom Green of Project Vesta

    S2E23: Can green sand beaches sequester carbon at scale?—w/ Kelly Erhart & Tom Green of Project Vesta

    Carbon dioxide levels are double what they were prior the Industrial Revolution. And we know that reducing emissions is simply not going to be enough to avoid widespread ecological collapse. We need strategies for removing CO2 from the atmosphere at scale. So, what if green sand beaches could provide a promising solution to climate change that is nature-based, affordable, and can be deployed around the globe?

    Kelly Erhart and Tom Green are the Cofounder and Executive Director, respectively, of Project Vesta, an organization dedicated to capturing a trillion tonnes of excess CO2 in rock through coastal enhanced weathering. Kelly and Tom join Ross to explain how they are creating green sand beaches with olivine to remove CO2 from the atmosphere faster and store it in limestone on the sea floor. They discuss the benefits and potential risks of enhanced weathering in an aquatic environment as well as the permanence of Project Vesta’s sequestration process.

    Kelly and Tom share the news of how Stripe came to be their first customer, describing how the nonprofit is funded and what’s behind their decision to make the technology open-source. Listen in to understand how the enhanced weathering process might help solve the ocean acidification problem and how Project Vesta sees their solution's scalability and cost-effectiveness.



    Resources

    Project Vesta

    Project Vesta’s Research Page

    Project Vesta on Instagram

    Project Vesta on Facebook

    Project Vesta on Twitter

    Eric Matzner on Carbon Removal Newsroom EP018

    Climate Change: Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide from Climate.gov

    ‘Exoskeleton Dissolution with Mechanoreceptor Damage in Larval Dungeness Crab Related to Severity of Present-Day Ocean Acidification Vertical Gradients’ in Science of the Total Environment

    Stripe’s Negative Emissions Commitment

    Stripe’s Partnership with Project Vesta

    Air Miners

    Purchase Nori Carbon Removals

    Nori

    Nori on Facebook

    Nori on Twitter

    Nori on Medium

    Nori on YouTube

    Nori on GitHub

    Nori on Patreon

    Nori Newsletter

    Email podcast@nori.com

    Subscribe on iTunes

    Carbon Removal Newsroom


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    • 42 min
    S2E22: The unexpected order in the global "waste" trade—w/ Adam Minter, author of Junkyard Planet & Secondhand

    S2E22: The unexpected order in the global "waste" trade—w/ Adam Minter, author of Junkyard Planet & Secondhand

    Have you ever wondered what happens to your clothes after you drop them off at Goodwill? Or where your electronics go once you’ve left them at the recycling center? Yes, some of our excess is exported to emerging markets around the world and either resold or harvested for parts. Is that cool? And what can we do to shop in a way that reduces our environmental impact?

    Adam Minter is a columnist at Bloomberg Opinion and the author of Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade and Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale. Today, Adam joins Ross to explain how being born into a family of junk dealers informed his career as a journalist. He introduces us to what happens when we donate clothing to Goodwill, describing how items are sorted and resold or exported to other markets around the world.

    Adam weighs in on why it’s not unethical to send our e-waste to West Africa or resell used car seats in Mexico, challenging us to worry more about the quality of the products we buy and less about where they’re exported when we’re done with them. Listen in for Adam’s insight around the value of mass market collectibles and learn how to shift your consumer thinking from immediate cost to total cost of ownership.

    Resources

    Purchase Nori Carbon Removals

    Nori

    Nori on Patreon

    Nori Newsletter

    Adam at Bloomberg Opinion

    Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade by Adam Minter

    Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale by Adam Minter

    Scrap Magazine

    Speed Queen

    Unbundled Airlines on Planet Money EP517

    Kelley Blue Book

    Patagonia Worn Wear

    Frugalwoods

    Meet the Frugalwoods: Achieving Financial Independence Through Simple Living by Elizabeth Willard Thames

    The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself and Your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter by Margareta Magnusson


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    The promise & peril of blockchain governance—w/ Dr. Nick Cowen, University of Lincoln

    The promise & peril of blockchain governance—w/ Dr. Nick Cowen, University of Lincoln

    The American Constitution provides the ‘nuts and bolts of liberty,’ putting constraints on the government and promising equality before the law. But the challenge is that it relies on state officials to enforce the law impartially. What if the blockchain could help us avoid these human-level implementation problems and effectively automate some features of our bureaucracy?

    Dr. Nick Cowen is a lecturer in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Lincoln and the author of the paper, ‘Markets for Rules: The Promise and Peril of Blockchain Distributed Governance.’ Today, Nick is back to discuss the potential benefits of blockchain governance structures, including the ability to apply law impartially and reduce censorship. He explores the idea of consent as it applies to the blockchain and explains how the technology prevents the off-diagonals that manifest out of subsidiarity.

    Nick weighs in on whether the blockchain will become a competition to be the best or the most permissive and describes how the technology might influence our political systems—and vice versa. Listen in for Nick’s insight around the application of civil versus common law traditions via the blockchain and learn how we can leverage blockchain technology for environmental governance.



    Resources

    Purchase Nori Carbon Removals

    Nori

    Nori on Twitter

    Carbon Removal Newsroom

    Nori on Patreon

    Nick’s Website

    Nick on Academia

    Nick on SSRN

    Nick on Twitter

    ‘Markets for Rules: The Promise and Peril of Blockchain Distributed Governance’ by Nick Cowen

    Ethereum

    John Rawls

    John Locke

    Quill Robinson on RCC S2EP18

    Tax Justice Network

    Ozark

    James M. Buchanan

    Adam Smith

    Being Me Being You: Adam Smith and Empathy by Samuel Fleischacker

    Alan Partridge

    Dr. Anton Howes on Twitter

    Ilia Murtazashvili


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    • 54 min
    S2E21: Buildings grown by bacteria?! and other frontiers in architecture—w/ Dr. Wil Srubar, CU Boulder

    S2E21: Buildings grown by bacteria?! and other frontiers in architecture—w/ Dr. Wil Srubar, CU Boulder

    What's the future got in store for architecture? A return to tried and true organic construction methods like adobe or rammed earth? Buildings that are as alive as human bodies? Something in between? How do we create more beautiful and livable spaces while also making the built environment carbon-negative?

    This week's guest is Dr. Wil Srubar, Assistant Professor of Architectural Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Colorado Boulder, Technical Director of Materials R&D at Katerra, and Cochair of the Carbon Leadership Forum Network and serves as its global hub director.

    We talk about trends in architecture and materials science and try to ferret out what might be coming down the pike, particularly in light of the article Wil wrote in The Conversation, "Buildings grown by bacteria—new research is finding ways to turn cells into mini-factories for materials".

    A Field Guide to American Houses (Revised): The Definitive Guide to Identifying and Understanding America's Domestic Architecture by Virginia Savage McAlester

    Wil's CU profile

    Akira

    Dr. Kate Simonen's RCC episode

    Andrew Himes' RCC episode

    Chris Magwood and Jacob Deva Racusin's RCC episode


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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

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11 Ratings

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My new favourite podcast

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I’m so enjoying the thoughtful, engaging and informed discussions on the Carbon Removal podcast. Team Nori have managed to create not only an innovative climate change mitigation business, but also one of the most intelligent yet understandable podcasts about climate change I’ve ever come across. I love the quality of their guests, the focus on solutions, and the way that they break down complex topics into easily digestible content that leaves me feeling inspired (all the way ‘down under’ here in Australia)! Keep up the great work, team.

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