Climate Changers features interviews with remarkable entrepreneurs, scientists, activists, educators and other leaders who are taking initiative as we face a growing climate crisis.
Climate Changers is for people who are tired of feeling helpless and want to hear real stories from thoughtful and effective leaders who are on the front lines of building the products and coalitions that will create change
The future is worth fighting for, so join me in this weekly celebration of the heroes who are working to create a new and sustainable resource and energy economy.
Climate Change is the Longest Wave with Kim McCoy
KIM MCCOY is an oceanographer and adventurer who has been seduced by beaches and observed waves on all seven continents; smeared in the fluid mud of the Amazon, journeyed along the Mekong, Nile and Mississippi Deltas, traveled the Australian coastline, plunged into the Antarctic Ocean (without a wetsuit), crossed the Pacific, Atlantic, Drake's Passage on ships and sailed a boat from Africa to the Caribbean. His ocean research began where the land and sea merge - with surf zone wave dynamics and continues today with the coastal effects of climate change. Expeditions from the tropics to polar oceans with multinational academic, commercial and governmental institutions helped McCoy pioneer advances in instrumentation, underwater communications, autonomous underwater vehicles and free-diving. Educated in Germany, France and the US, McCoy was presented with the Scientific Achievement Award in 2018 for his work as a Principal Scientist with NATO in Italy. Prior to Italy, he managed Ocean Sensors, Inc., was the Marine Technology Society Chair for Oceanographic Instrumentation and was awarded several patents. He recently completed an Ironman and says he will continue to swim, dive, surf, rock climb and paraglide until motion stops, viscosity ceases, buoyancy is overwhelmed.
Empowering Carbon Farmers with Steele Lorenz
Steele Lorenz is the Head of Sustainable Business at the Farmer's Business Network, a global Agtech company focused on helping family farmers maximize their farm's profit potential. In this role, he also manages sustainable business at Gradable, a leading technology and services provider for scoring, sourcing, and pricing Low-Carbon Grain from farm-to-fork. In February, Gradable announced it has launched Gradable Carbon, a groundbreaking offering that empowers farmers to generate carbon credits, and gives them flexibility over when and where they sell them.
Carbon Dividends with Rick Knight
Rick Knight is a Research Coordinator for Citizens' Climate Lobby, a bipartisan grassroots environmental group that trains and supports volunteers to build relationships with their elected representatives in order to influence climate policy. He consults with published resources and independent experts to strengthen CCL’s science, technology, and policy fundamentals. Rick’s portfolio includes producing, maintaining, and updating educational materials and managing analytical projects to help CCL's worldwide army of citizen volunteers perform at their very best.
Prior to joining CCL, Rick completed a 40-year career in energy and pollution control research at the Gas Technology Institute near Chicago, retiring in 2016 as an Institute Engineer. Rick was one of the founders of the first Chicago chapter of CCL in 2011, and now also serves on a panel of Illinois State Coordinators. He received a chemistry degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1975, and later studied chemical engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Crave-Worthy Food with a Lower Carbon Footprint with Judy Panayos
Judy Panayos is Senior Director of Sustainability and Supply Management at Sodexo, a multibillion-dollar international food supply company. She is a champion for collaboration and finding sustainable solutions for business and specializes in responsible sourcing and developing supplier programs that align business strategy with social, environmental and ethical goals.
Kiss the Ground with Finian Makepeace
Finian Makepeace is the co-founder of Kiss the Ground and a renowned presenter, media creator, and thought leader in the field of regenerative agriculture and soil health. His dedication to Kiss the Ground’s mission of “inspiring participation in global regeneration, starting with soil”, has motivated him to develop training programs, workshops, and talks designed to empower people around the world to become confident advocates for this growing movement.
Dirt Under Your Fingernails with Rich Bradbury
Richard Bradbury is a regenerative rancher, thought leader and entrepreneur. He is a founding partner of Double Oarlock Ranch in Oregon and is a Rancher-Member of Desert Mountain Grass-Fed Beef. In this interview, Rich talks about the tremendous impact that regenerative ranching can have on climate, soils and nutrition but argues that producers need to have a larger voice in both defining what regenerative agriculture is and in building the regenerative food economy of the future.
Important and Inspiring
Ryan has a super interesting and diverse roster of guests, and no matter the topic, I gain something from every episode. In a world that often seems impossibly polarized, this podcast is a refreshing reminder that we all share this planet, and we all have a stake in protecting it. Check it out!
The topics are super interesting, the guests are top notch professionals, and it will be fun to see where the host Ryan takes it from here.
Vital Subject with Smart People
This podcast is off to a strong start and I plan on listening as I help to make change in my community and our world alongside these people.