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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

    • Technology
    • 4.9 • 257 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

    S3E24: When to Quit Your Climate Startup—w/ Annie Duke, author of Quit: The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away

    S3E24: When to Quit Your Climate Startup—w/ Annie Duke, author of Quit: The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away

    We live in a culture that glamorizes grit and derides giving up. But in the world of climate startups, we can’t afford to spend time on projects that aren’t working.

    So, how do you know when to quit?

    Decision Strategist Annie Duke is a retired professional poker player and World Series of Poker bracelet holder. She is also the author of several books, including Quit: The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away.

    On this episode of Reversing Climate Change, Annie joins Ross to explain how to apply decision-making skills from poker and her research in the context of a climate startup.

    Annie walks us through her three strategies for deciding when to fold, challenging us to set explicit kill criteria and leverage the ‘monkeys and pedestals’ mental model to abandon projects that aren’t working.

    Listen in for Annie’s insight on prioritizing moonshots that develop useful technology and learn how to persevere when projects are worthwhile—and walk away when they’re not.

    Connect with Nori

    Purchase Nori Carbon Removals

    Nori's website

    Nori on Twitter

    Join Nori's Discord to hang out with other fans of the podcast and Nori

    Check out our other podcast, Carbon Removal Newsroom

    Carbon Removal Memes on Twitter

    Carbon Removal Memes on Instagram

    Resources

    Annie’s Website

    Books by Annie Duke

    Quit: The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away by Annie Duke

    How to Decide: Simple Tools for Making Better Choices by Annie Duke

    Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts by Annie Duke

    Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction by Philip E. Tetlock and Dan Gardner

    Ron Conway at SV Angel

    Poker After Dark

    Astro Teller at X

    Project Loon

    Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth


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    • 50 min
    Climate art can be a beautiful thing—w/ Nicole Kelner, Artist-in-Residence at My Climate Journey

    Climate art can be a beautiful thing—w/ Nicole Kelner, Artist-in-Residence at My Climate Journey

    Communicating the science behind climate change is a challenge.

    But when you present these concepts in an artistic way and make the data beautiful, it’s more engaging and easier to understand. And more likely to inspire climate action.

    Nicole Kelner is Artist-in-Residence at My Climate Journey, where she communicates the complex challenges of climate change in a beautiful, accessible way.

    On this episode of Reversing Climate Change, Nicole joins Ross, Siobhan, and Asa to explore why people are drawn to her watercolor representations of scientific data and explain her efforts to communicate climate concepts accurately.

    Nicole describes how she incorporates humor in her artwork and brainstorms ideas for a potential collaboration with the Nori Meme Lab.

    Listen in to understand how Nicole thinks about AI-generated art and learn how her work makes a meaningful difference in the fight against climate change.

    Connect with Nori

    Purchase Nori Carbon Removals

    Nori's website

    Nori on Twitter

    Join Nori's Discord to hang out with other fans of the podcast and Nori

    Check out our other podcast, Carbon Removal Newsroom

    Carbon Removal Memes on Twitter

    Carbon Removal Memes on Instagram

    Resources

    Nicole’s Website

    Nicole on Twitter

    Nicole on Instagram

    Nicole’s Prints

    Nicole’s Climate Merch

    Nicole’s Commissions

    Carbonfund

    Carbon Collective

    Climate Tech VC

    Pre-Order Nicole’s Book

    My Climate Journey

    MCJ Climate Art Workshops

    Thanks a Ton

    Two Wolves Meme Template

    Confessional Meme

    ‘Seaweed Ecosystems May Not Mitigate CO2 Emissions’ in ICES Journal of Marine Science

    Midjourney

    DALL-E

    ‘Colors of Climate: Nicole Kelner’s Watercolors Bring Calm to Images of Climate Change’ in The Verge

    Carbon Removal Memes on Twitter

    Carbon Removal Memes on Instagram


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    • 42 min
    S3E23: Can You Price Carbon with Crypto?—w/ Chris Burniske of Placeholder VC

    S3E23: Can You Price Carbon with Crypto?—w/ Chris Burniske of Placeholder VC

    Nori lives at the intersection of climate and crypto, attempting to build a global commodities market for carbon removal on the blockchain.

    And while we’ve discussed carbon removal at length on the podcast, we’ve spent less time exploring how one might use crypto to determine a reference price for carbon.

    So, what does Nori look like under the hood? How can we use the blockchain as a tool to get the world’s atmospheric carbon balance back to 300 parts per million?

    Chris Burniske is Partner at Placeholder VC, a venture capital firm that invests in decentralized networks and Web3 services, including Filecoin, Polkadot, and Nori.

    On this episode of Reversing Climate Change, Chris joins Ross and Nori CEO Paul Gambill to explain what differentiates our market-based system for valuing CO2 from other climatetech projects.

    Chris and Paul discuss the potential to build a world of complex financial instruments around Nori and describe what market mechanisms one might use to create depth around the pricing of carbon-backed assets.

    Listen in to understand how Nori might evolve to become a DAO and learn what distinguishes our approach from companies making advanced market commitments to carbon removal.

    Connect with Nori

    Purchase Nori Carbon Removals

    Nori's website

    Nori on Twitter

    Join Nori's Discord to hang out with other fans of the podcast and Nori

    Check out our other podcast, Carbon Removal Newsroom

    Carbon Removal Memes on Twitter

    Carbon Removal Memes on Instagram

    Resources

    Placeholder VC

    Chris on Twitter

    WeatherXM

    Vera

    The Gold Standard

    Frontier Group

    Uniswap

    ‘Isomorphism in DAO Governance’ by Mario Laul


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    • 45 min
    ReFi, forestry, and distributed MRV—w/ Jeremy Epstein of Open Forest Protocol

    ReFi, forestry, and distributed MRV—w/ Jeremy Epstein of Open Forest Protocol

    Reforestation (and afforestation) projects can take carbon out of the atmosphere. And yet, in our current system, sometimes only the largest, most well-connected projects can afford the verification process.

    But what if there was a way to maintain the integrity of the MRV (Measurement, Reporting, and Verification) process, while making it accessible to anyone who wants to plant trees?

    Jeremy Epstein is Head of Growth at Open Forest Protocol, a Web3 platform working to transparently measure, verify, and fund forestation projects.

    On this CDR Happy Hour bonus episode of Reversing Climate Change, Jeremy joins Ross and Siobhan to share his definition of regenerative finance and discuss the benefits of putting carbon markets on the blockchain.

    Jeremy explains what differentiates OFP from other ReFi projects and explores whether or not derivatives can be good for carbon removal.

    Listen in for insight on balancing accuracy with accessibility in carbon markets and learn how to help OFP build the future of distributed MRV.

    Connect with Nori

    Purchase Nori Carbon Removals

    Nori's website

    Nori on Twitter

    Join Nori's Discord to hang out with other fans of the podcast and Nori

    Check out our other podcast, Carbon Removal Newsroom

    Carbon Removal Memes on Twitter

    Carbon Removal Memes on Instagram

    Resources

    Open Forest Protocol

    Thanks a Ton

    John Oliver’s Piece on Carbon Offsets

    Vera

    The Gold Standard

    OpenAir Collective

    The Network State: How to Start a Country by Balaji Srinivasan

    Reminiscences of a Stock Operator by Edwin Lefevre

    Jason Hochman on Reversing Climate Change S3EP20

    Luke Wilson Meme Template

    Siobhan’s TikTok on Photosynthesis


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    • 47 min
    Is the DAC stock image a good Halloween costume?—w/ Jack Andreasen of Breakthrough Energy

    Is the DAC stock image a good Halloween costume?—w/ Jack Andreasen of Breakthrough Energy

    As a nascent industry, carbon dioxide removal is often misunderstood by the general public.

    And that makes CDR humor very niche. Maybe only 5% of people will understand it, but those who do really, really appreciate it.

    Just go to a Halloween party dressed as the Climeworks stock photo, and you’ll see what we mean.

    Jack Andreasen serves as Manager of Carbon Management in US Policy and Advocacy at Breakthrough Energy, an organization committed to scaling the technologies we need to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. He is also a prolific writer of memes in the CDR space.

    On this edition of the Reversing Climate Change CDR Happy Hour, Nori Meme Lab colleagues Ross and Siobhan sit down with Jack to discuss what drew him to carbon dioxide removal and describe his role in ‘carbon middle management’ at Breakthrough.

    Jack shares his frustration with having to defend CDR in conversations with people outside the space, explaining how he thinks about the criticisms of direct air capture and the misinformation perpetuated by the mainstream media.

    Listen in to understand the range of opinions around the visual aesthetic of solar or wind farms versus DAC machines and get ideas for creating your very own meme-inspired CDR Halloween costume!

    Connect with Nori

    Purchase Nori Carbon Removals

    Nori's website

    Nori on Twitter

    Join Nori's Discord to hang out with other fans of the podcast and Nori

    Check out our other podcast, Carbon Removal Newsroom

    Carbon Removal Memes on Twitter

    Carbon Removal Memes on Instagram

    Resources

    Breakthrough Energy

    Jack on Twitter

    Jack on LinkedIn

    Jack on Substack

    ‘Marjorie Taylor Greene Says Nancy Pelosi Leads Gazpacho Police’ in The Washington Post

    Jason Hochman on Reversing Climate Change S3EP20

    Climeworks

    Carbon Engineering

    Global Thermostat

    Sustaera

    Mission Zero Technologies

    Verdox

    Heirloom

    John Oliver’s Piece on Carbon Offsets

    Alex Grant on Twitter

    Tangled Meme


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    • 40 min
    How to Pursue a Career in Carbon Removal—w/ Asa Kamer & Siobhan Montoya Lavender of Nori's Meme Lab

    How to Pursue a Career in Carbon Removal—w/ Asa Kamer & Siobhan Montoya Lavender of Nori's Meme Lab

    Do you wish your career was a little more gratifying? That it gave you the chance to work on something you really care about?

    You don't need a science or engineering background to pursue a career in climate solutions. In fact, a variety of skill sets translate to climate work.

    So, how do you get into the carbon removal space? Where can you go for resources and networking opportunities?

    On this edition of the Reversing Climate Change CDR Happy Hour, Nori Meme Lab colleagues Asa Kamer and Siobhan Montoya Lavendar discuss their journey to a career in carbon removal, describing the college and early work experiences that inspired their work in the climate space.

    Siobhan and Asa share the top resources for people interested in carbon removal and encourage us to check out the AirMiners community and OpenAir Collective for networking and volunteer opportunities.

    Listen in for insight on who to follow for job openings in climate solutions and learn how to go about pursuing a career in the rapidly changing field of carbon removal.

    Connect with Nori

    Purchase Nori Carbon Removals

    Nori's website

    Nori on Twitter

    Join Nori's Discord to hang out with other fans of the podcast and Nori

    Check out our other podcast, Carbon Removal Newsroom

    Resources

    Thanks a Ton

    Pitzer College

    Cecil the Sagehen

    California Wilderness Coalition

    Pitzer College Ontario Program

    Free Solo

    AirMiners

    AirMiners Boot Up

    Work on Climate

    Terra.do

    OpenAir Collective

    OpenAir’s CDR YouTube Channel

    Inflation Reduction Act

    Na’im Merchant on Twitter

    Na’im Merchant’s Blog Carbon Curve

    Climatebase

    Siobhan Montoya Lavendar on TikTok

    Heidi Lim on TikTok

    Carbon Removal Memes on Twitter

    Carbon Removal Memes on Instagram


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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
257 Ratings

257 Ratings

Christi, go bruins ,

Always thought-provoking and insightful

Reversing Climate Change has expanded my knowledge of and connection to the climate community in the most delightful way. Ross and the other hosts ask great questions EVERY TIME that lead to unique conversations and leave me pondering episodes for a while afterwards. More often than not, I take topics covered from these episodes and introduce them to people in my personal life, and am rewarded with wonderful conversations. Thank you to Ross and every guest featured on the podcast for making this show such a rewarding journey to follow along with.

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LOVE this podcast!

This podcast is one of the best out there. Unlike other climate change podcasts that focus on the problem of climate change, this podcast offers insightful discussions about solutions. I enjoy Ross’ humor and how he’s unafraid to ask the necessary hard questions. The guests (and Ross) are extremely knowledgeable and unafraid to answer the hard questions. Overall, I love love love this podcast! Not only is it entertaining but the content is just unbeatable.

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