Ocean Pasture Restoration and COP27
Alex Carlin, Foreign Correspondent on Environment for the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD), joins Paul Beckwith in a conversation about Ocean Pasture Restoration (OPR) and COP27. This conversation took place at the recent United Nations COP27 event in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.
This video was recorded on November 10th, 2022 and published on January 9th, 2023.
Some of the topics discussed:
- COP27 and the diverse opportunities it provides to network within the climate community.
- The need to focus more on drawing down anthropogenic accumulated CO2 in the atmosphere rather than just emphasizing emissions reduction.
- Who are Russ George and John Martin.
- More details about Ocean Pasture Restoration, which is a means of enhancing the natural power of the oceans and phytoplankton to draw down CO2 from the atmosphere.
- Other benefits of OPR such as cooling the ocean through the enhancement of the natural depth oriented water circulation from zooplankton and also through the creation of white clouds by enhancing the source of cloud nuclei in the form of dimethyl sulfide. Another important benefit is the restoration of fish populations.
- How a recent paper published in October of 2022 highlights the aerosol sensitivity to planet warming.
- And more . . .
- 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 Bachelor’s degree in Russian Literature. He is also a musician and songwriter who has written a song about Climate Restoration.
- Paul Beckwith - Climate Systems Scientist. Professor at the University of Ottawa’s Paleoclimatology Laboratory as well as at Carleton University
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, COP27 Team Lead for FacingFuture.Earth and the Climate Emergency Forum.
- Title: One Love
- Author: Bob Marley/Curtis Mayfield
- Source: Performed live by Alex Carlin with altered lyrics
License: Fair Use
- Title: Climate Restoration
- Author: Alex Carlin
- Source: Performed live by Alex Carlin
- License: With permission from Alex Carlin
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