Climate Opportunities: Eli Mitchell-Larson, Oxford Researcher, Entrepreneur & Impact Investor

Carbon capture & sequestration - A business opportunity?

Eli is working to achieve the as-of-yet-unthinkable goal of a negative carbon future.  Climate change is driving changes on shorelines around the world and there is a growing consensus that we must act and act boldly.  The resistance to change is real and there are no easy steps ahead.  Eli joins Peter Ravella and Tyler Buckingham to talk through this complex issue from a unique perspective, including the business opportunities ahead as we transform the economy to a lower carbon emission future.  Surprisingly, the oil and gas industry will likely play a major role in carbon capture and sequestration.  At least temporarily, CoVid-19 is slowing down the economy world-wide and the Earth and its creatures are getting a bit of a breather from our relentless pursuit of more.  That's not the answer to our ever-increasing carbon emissions but oddly it shows that at least short-term dramatic changes can occur. Does it give us a taste of a different future?  Maybe.  Step into the swirling world of net negative carbon emissions on this episode of the American Shoreline Podcast!

Peter Ravella & Tyler Buckingham

Peter and Tyler joined forces in 2015 and from the first meeting began discussing a project that would become Coastal News Today and the American Shoreline Podcast Network. At the time, Peter and Tyler were coastal consultants for Pete’s firm, PAR Consulting, LLC. In that role, they worked with coastal communities in Texas, Florida, and North Carolina, engaged in grant writing, coastal project development, shoreline erosion and land use planning, permitting, and financial planning for communities undertaking big beach restoration projects. Between and among their consulting tasks, they kept talking and kept building the idea of CNT & ASPN. In almost every arena they worked, public engagement played a central role. They spent thousands of hours talking with coastal stakeholders, like business owners, hotel operators, condo managers, watermen, property owners, enviros, surfers, and fishermen. They dived deep into the value, meaning, and responsibility for the American shoreline, segment-by-segment. Common threads emerged, themes were revealed, differences uncovered. There was a big conversation going on along the American shoreline! But, no place to have it. That's where CNT and ASPN were born.