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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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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

    S3E17: Black holes, climate change, & ... Christianity?—w/ Dr. Heino Falcke, astrophysicist

    S3E17: Black holes, climate change, & ... Christianity?—w/ Dr. Heino Falcke, astrophysicist

    "We humans are just specks of dust on a slightly bigger speck of dust in the immeasurable vastness of space. We can't cause stars to
    explode, we don't set the wheels of galaxies spinning, and it is not we who span the vault of heaven above us. But we can marvel at the
    universe and ask questions about it. We can have faith, hope, and love in this world-and this makes us stardust of a very special kind."

    —Dr. Heino Falcke

    We tend to think that science and spirituality are mutually exclusive. But for Dr. Heino Falcke, a belief in something bigger complements his understanding of the universe.

    Dr. Falcke is a Professor of Astroparticle Physics and Radio Astronomy at Radboud University. He is also the author of Light in the Darkness: Black Holes, the Universe, and Us.

    On this episode of Reversing Climate Change, Dr. Falcke joins Ross and cohost and Nori advisor David Addison to discuss the origin of carbon molecules and describe what drew him to the study of black holes.

    Dr. Falcke explains how he captured the first photograph of a black hole through the Event Horizon Telescope project, sharing what he learned from collaborating with 350 other astrophysicists on EHT and how we might apply those learnings to other global challenges like climate change.

    Listen in to understand why the complex systems of the universe are inherently unpredictable and learn how Dr. Falcke bridges the gap between the scientific and the spiritual world.

    Resources

    Light in the Darkness: Black Holes, the Universe, and Us by Heino Falcke

    Dr. Falcke on Twitter

    Dr. Falcke on Instagram

    Dr. Falcke on Facebook

    Dr. Falcke’s Website

    David Grinspoon

    Reinhard Genzel

    ‘Viewing the Shadow of the Black Hole at the Galactic Center’ in The Astrophysical Journal

    Press Conference Introducing the First Image of the Black Hole

    ‘First Image of a Black Hole Gets a Polarizing Update That Sheds Light on Magnetic Fields’ on Space.com

    Peter Brannen on Reversing Climate Change EP087

    Event Horizon Telescope Project

    Johannes Kepler

    Sir Isaac Newton

    Contact

    Contact: A Novel by Carl Sagan


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    S3E16: How to save vanishing foodways and why!—w/ Dan Saladino, author of Eating to Extinction

    S3E16: How to save vanishing foodways and why!—w/ Dan Saladino, author of Eating to Extinction

    The Green Revolution in the second half of the 20th century was seen as an important solution to the problem of malnutrition in the developing world at the time.

    And while it may have succeeded in staving off hunger, the industrialization of agriculture created a whole new set of problems, chief among them a lack of diversity in our food system.

    Why does this matter? What is the food monoculture costing us? And what can we do to bring back some of the diverse foodways we’ve lost along the way?

    Dan Saladino is the renowned food journalist behind BBC Radio 4’s The Food Programme and author of Eating to Extinction: The World’s Rarest Foods and Why We Need to Save Them.

    On this episode of Reversing Climate Change, Dan joins Ross to explain why we so desperately need biodiversity in our food system, exploring why diverse foods may taste better, and could be better for us.

    Dan walks us through several examples of rare foods discussed in his book and offers insight on the people working to revive old foodways.

    Listen in to understand how the war in Ukraine is causing a food crisis and learn what we can do to create a system that is more resilient, more robust, and healthier—both for people and the planet.

    Connect with Nori

    Purchase Nori Carbon Removals

    Nori's website

    Nori on Twitter

    Check out our other podcast, Carbon Removal Newsroom

    Resources

    Eating to Extinction: The World’s Rarest Foods and Why We Need to Save Them by Dan Saladino

    The Food Programme

    Slow Food International

    Ark of Taste

    Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew Research

    Stichelton Dairy

    The Dark Matter of Nutrition

    Vavilov Institute

    UN World Food Programme

    Consider the Axe: Food, Farming and the Wonders of Stonehenge on The Food Programme

    Heritage Seed Library


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    S3E15: Will NFTs Go Carbon-Negative?—w/ Alexander Salnikov, cofounder of Rarible

    S3E15: Will NFTs Go Carbon-Negative?—w/ Alexander Salnikov, cofounder of Rarible

    Many of the artists and creators who mint nonfungible tokens (NFTs) are concerned about the environmental impact of the blockchain.

    But what if they could pair carbon removal with any given NFT to make it carbon-negative?

    Alexander Salnikov is Cofounder and Chief Strategy Officer at Rarible: a multichain, community-centric NFT marketplace.

    On this episode of Reversing Climate Change, Alexander joins Ross and cohost Alexsandra Guerra, Nori’s Director of Corporate Development, to discuss the partnership between Nori and Rarible, describing how it affords Rarible users the opportunity to address their carbon footprint.

    Alexander explains how NFTs function as an effective way to store assets on the blockchain, exploring the many different use cases for NFTs, and how having access to a community is attracting new users to the space.

    Listen in for Alexander’s insight around the future of NFTs and learn how blockchain technology might be used to make all our systems more transparent, faster, and more efficient.

    Connect with Nori

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    Nori's website

    Nori on Twitter

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    Resources

    Rarible

    Rarible’s Partnership with Nori

    Bored Ape Yacht Club

    CryptoKitties

    Aspen Ideas Climate Conference

    Ready Player One

    Retina Ghost: creator of the Nori Proof-of-Attendance NFTs from the Miami event

    Nori Token Pre-Launch Carnival Recap

    Jesse Smith on Reversing Climate Change S3EP12

    Ross’s Nori Logo Graveyard NFT

    Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money by Nathaniel Popper

    Doodles

    NFT.NYC

    Art Basel

    Imogen Heap on Reversing Climate Change S2EP72

    Aragon Court


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    S3E14: How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times—w/ Mónica Guzmán

    S3E14: How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times—w/ Mónica Guzmán

    Mónica Guzmán has some difficult conversations with her parents. She’s a liberal Democrat, while her mom and dad voted enthusiastically for Trump both times.

    So, how does she bridge the political divide and maintain a loving relationship with her parents, despite their differences of opinion?

    And what can you and I do to develop intellectual curiosity and see difficult issues from different points of view?

    Mónica is the Digital Director at Braver Angels , the nation’s largest nonprofit working to depolarize America. She is also the author of the new book, I Never Thought of It That Way: How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times.

    On this episode of Reversing Climate Change, Mónica joins Ross to discuss how she navigates the relationship with her conservative Republican parents, describing why it’s important to maintain connections with friends and family who don’t see things the way you do.

    Mónica explains how condescension and curiosity are mutually exclusive, challenging us to begin conversations by believing that the other person’s perspective is valid and asking questions around how they came to their beliefs.

    Listen in to understand how the more facets of an issue you see, the closer you are to the truth, and learn how to be open to influence or new information that might change your opinion.

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    Resources

    I Never Thought of It That Way: How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times by Monica Guzman

    Braver Angels

    Monica on Braver Angels

    Monica’s Website


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    S3E13: Why genocide and war can follow an extreme weather event—w/ Scott Carney & Dr. Jason Miklian

    S3E13: Why genocide and war can follow an extreme weather event—w/ Scott Carney & Dr. Jason Miklian

    A long-term study of climate and conflict determined that in places with large populations and a history of political exclusion of ethnic groups, nearly one-third of the wars initiated in the last 40 years were preceded by a climate disaster.

    So, what is the connection between climate emergencies and armed conflict? Why do climate disasters escalate political disputes? And what can we do about it?

    Scott Carney is an investigative journalist, anthropologist, and New York Times bestselling author. Dr. Jason Miklian serves as a senior researcher at the Center for Development and the Environment at the University of Oslo. Together they are the authors of The Vortex: A True Story of History’s Deadliest Storm, an Unspeakable War, and Liberation.

    On this episode of Reversing Climate Change, Scott and Jason join Ross to discuss the geopolitical landscape of South Asia after World War II and explain how the 1970 Bhola Cyclone led to the genocide of 3 million people and triggered the Indo-Pakistani War.

    Scott and Jason describe how the conflict between West Pakistan, East Pakistan (later, Bangladesh) and India played out geopolitically with the Cold War between the US and the Soviet Union and offer insight into President Nixon and Pakistani President Yahya Khan’s roles in furthering the Sino-Soviet split.

    Listen in to understand why climate disasters serve as catalysts for war, what lessons we can learn from the fight for Bangladesh, and what we can do to prevent armed conflict in the wake of climate emergencies moving forward.

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    Resources

    The Vortex: A True Story of History’s Deadliest Storm, an Unspeakable War, and Liberation by Scott Carney and Jason Miklian

    Scott Carney

    Scott Carney on YouTube

    Center for Development and the Environment at the University of Oslo

    What Doesn’t Kill Us: How Freezing Water, Extreme Altitude, and Environmental Conditioning Will Renew Our Lost Evolutionary Strength by Scott Carney

    Train to Pakistan by Khushwant Singh

    George Kennan and Containment

    The Sino-Soviet Split

    ‘Fortress India: Why Is Delhi Building a Berline Wall to Keep Out Its Bangladeshi Neighbors?’ in Foreign Policy

    The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson


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    S3E12: The bleeding edge of regenerative agriculture—w/ Jesse Smith of White Buffalo Land Trust

    S3E12: The bleeding edge of regenerative agriculture—w/ Jesse Smith of White Buffalo Land Trust

    What is the gap between what farmers know now and what they need to know to farm more regeneratively? How do we close that gap?

    What is the best way to advocate for the adoption of regenerative agriculture practices?

    Jesse Smith is the Director of Land Stewardship at White Buffalo Land Trust, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to practicing, promoting and perfecting the principles and practices of regenerative ag.

    On this episode of Reversing Climate Change, Jesse joins Ross to explain how WBLT furthers regenerative ag through the development of products, training programs, and scientific research.

    Jesse shares WBLT’s focus on teaching the integration of annual and perennial cropping with animal systems and offers advice on attracting young engineers, scientists, and creative artists to the regenerative ag space.

    He goes on to discuss the benefit of ecosystem service payments, describing what he views as the unfair advantage producers have in regions with a higher potential for carbon sequestration and what markets like Nori can do about it.

    Listen in for Jesse’s insight on using distributed ledger technology and blockchain to support regenerative ag and learn how you can support White Buffalo Land Trust and its consumer-facing brand, Figure Ate Foods.

    Connect with Nori

    Purchase Nori Carbon Removals

    Nori's website

    Nori on Twitter

    Check out our other podcast, Carbon Removal Newsroom

    Resources

    White Buffalo Land Trust

    WBLT on Instagram

    WBLT Training Programs

    Figure Ate Foods

    Roots of the Future II Event

    Savory Institute

    Kiss the Ground

    The Biggest Little Farm

    Leah Penniman on Reversing Climate Change S2EP57

    Books by Bill Mollison

    Rudolf Steiner

    Center for Regenerative Agriculture at Jalama Canyon Ranch

    California’s Healthy Soils Program

    The NRCS EQIP Program

    The NRCS Conservation Stewardship Program

    USDA Local Food Promotion Program

    Regen Network

    How a Warming Climate Is Changing Wine on Reversing Climate Change S3EP10


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251 Ratings

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