Paul Beckwith and Regina Valdez discuss the topic of Ocean Pasture Restoration with special guests Alex Carlin, Peter Fiekowsky and Russ George. The presentation emphasizes that solving the ‘Climate Emergency’ with emissions reduction alone will not work but rather needs to also include CO2 removal in order to succeed and thereby achieve the overall goal of climate restoration.
Ocean Pasture Restoration or OPR is the key CO2 removal method discussed in this video although two other methods are also briefly mentioned. The video concludes with an upbeat performance of Alex’s ‘Climate Restoration’ song.
This video was recorded at COP26, Glasgow, Scotland, in the Durdle Door press conference room on November 5th, 2021, and published on November 20th, 2021.
This is the second of two videos on the topic of OPR with the ‘Climate Emergency Forum.’ In contrast to the first video, this one includes contributions from Peter Fiekowsky and Russ George and was recorded at COP26.
Topics discussed include the following:
Alex Carlin - A Foreign Correspondent on Environment for the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD). Alex is an American who currently resides in Moscow, Russia and has a Bachelors degree in Russian Literature. He is also a musician and songwriter who has written a song about Climate Restoration.
Peter Fiekowsky - MIT-trained physicist and entrepreneur Peter Fiekowsky is committed to leaving a world we’re proud of to our children. This commitment has driven his work on multiple climate initiatives, including founding the Foundation for Climate Restoration and helping launch the Citizens’ Climate Lobby. He is also founder and president of Automated Visual Inspection (AVI) LLC. He holds 27 patents.
Russ George - Russ has worked his whole life in eco-restoration. His companies have restored 250 million trees. In 2007 he provided testimony to the US House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming. For 7 years he has been working to create public private partnership ocean pasture restoration companies with nations in 5 of the world’s seven seas with his slogan “Bring Back The Fish.”
Paul Beckwith - Climate Systems Scientist. Professor at the University of Ottawa’s Paleoclimatology Laboratory as well as at Carleton University
Regina Valdez - Program Director, Climate Reality Project, NYC. GreenFaith Fellow and LEED Green Associate
The UNFCCC’s COP26 Media Crew in the Durdle Door Press Conference Room
Charles Gregoire – Climate Reality Leader, Electrical Engineer, Webmaster and IT prime for FacingFuture.Earth and the Climate Emergency Forum
Heidi Brault - Climate Reality Leader, BA(Psychology), Library & Information Technician Diploma - Video production and website assistant - Organizer and convener, Metadata technician, COP26 Team Lead for FacingFuture.Earth and the Climate Emergency Forum.
Thanks to the following organizations for making this program at COP26 possible: