With approximately 90% of the world’s freight moved about by large ships, it’s perhaps not surprising the industry has a big impact on the environment.
In this episode, I interview someone who is on a mission to change that. Danielle Doggett is one of the founders of SailCargo Inc who are currently building a large sailing vessel called Ceiba in Costa Rica. The idea is that once finished it will not only have a positive impact but act as a model for others to copy around the world as they hope to #seashippingchange
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There are certain topics amongst environmentalists that seem not up for debate….I’m not talking about climate change, that is of course beyond debate and we can put that discussion to bed, I mean when 99% of scientists say something is true its time to stop debating. Gravity is another one. Although apparently not worthy of the same criticism as global warming, anyway I digress…But there are some of these topics where a broad underlying consensus of opposition exists but with less backing from the scientific literature. Well, being annoying and controversial whenever this happens I like to investigate further to try and figure out if that consensus is backed by science or is it simply a belief.
One of these is Genetically Modified Organims (GMOs). And that is the main topic of todays podcast….GMOs are something I have tweeted about and been asked in reply I thought ‘we’ were anti-GMO, who is ‘we’ I haven’t created a cult have I? But I’m also wanting to further explore the topic of ‘beliefs’ within the environmental community and whether those beliefs are no different to ones of religion that some may even find silly.
So I’m stepping out of the realms of environmental scientists and innovators once again, this time to speak to a philosopher. Stefaan Blanke is a philosophy professor at The University of Tilburg in the Netherlands and as he will explain he has taken his work looking at matters such as creationist beliefs in humans and applied that thinking to look at pseudoscience, particularly around GMOs.
So a bit of a controversial one perhaps this week but that’s what I like to do, you might not agree so yeah leave a comment or whatever.
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Biochar is a product created by applying lots of heat to plant matter in the absence of oxygen. This creates a form of pure carbon, not that dissimilar to what you would put on a bbq, but much purer. This substance that is created can then be stored in soils which locks away this carbon for hundreds, potentially thousands of years. It also has the added benefit of holding moisture and nutrients within its pores, potentially boosting crop growth too.
It sounds like an interesting idea but I wanted to speak to someone in the know to find out a bit more.
My guest today is Jamie Bakos from Titan Projects. After graduating as an environmental engineer student, Jamie worked his way through jobs where he had to figure out what to do with waste streams. This is what eventually lead him to set up Titan Projects and to focus on biochar as a solution to many organic matter waste streams and also as a solution to climate change.
We also chat about some of Titan Projects other projects all trying to find a use for carbon.
For more info on Titan Projects check out
www.titan-projects.com and for more on carbon-based products go to https://carbon4climate.com/
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