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Regeneration: Ending The Climate Crisis In One Generation with Paul Hawken, 5x Bestselling Author

Corinna is joined by an incredible leader in natural foods, entrepreneurship and climate activism, Paul Hawken as they discuss his history and his latest work: Regeneration: Ending The Climate Crisis In One Generation.

About Paul Hawken:
Paul starts ecological businesses, writes about nature and commerce, and consults with heads of state and CEOs on climatic, economic and ecological regeneration. He has written eight books including five national and New York Times bestsellers: Growing a Business, The Next Economy, The Ecology of Commerce, Blessed Unrest, and Drawdown. He is the founder of Project Drawdown, Regeneration.org, and just completed his latest work, Regeneration, Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation which is published by Penguin RandomHouse. It is released in the UK on September 14, 2021 and everywhere else on September 21st.

Paul Hawken Website: https://www.paulhawken.com
Regeneration Website: https://www.regeneration.org
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-hawken-0792b/

Episode Highlights and Timestamps:
00:00 Introduction + Common Roots
04:50 Never Turn Your Back on Nature, A Loss of Nature Literacy
09:48 Regeneration – Tapping into The Innate Quality Of Life
15:30 The Fundamental Cause of Global Warming
20:37 Does Technology Provide A Solution To Food Insecurity And Sustainable Food Production? (Indoor / Vertical Farming, Impossible Burger, etc.)
28:25 Regenerative Agriculture = Solution: Pollinators, Nutrients, Carbon Sequestration, Increased Soil Moisture, Healthy Plants
31:30 The Problem of GMO Soy and Glyphosate (and the Impossibility of the Impossible Burger)
35:33 The Consequences of GMOs
41:00 An Unlikely Friendship + Glyphosate’s Planned Short-term Utility
43:10 Weeds – A Tool To Heal The Soil
45:20 Climate Activism And Solving For Mount Everest Syndrome
50:00 Naming The Goal = Reverse Global Warming (not combat / tackle / mitigate climate change)
52:35 The Birth of Project Drawdown
55:45 Who We Are: Our Individual & Collective Agency
58:30 Regeneration Toolkit: Nexus, Climate Action Systems and More
01:02:10 David Johnson’s Concept / Greenprint and Paul Hawken’s Thoughts On 1 Billion Activists
01:07:15 Pushing From The Middle (not the bottom)
01:10:50 The Ability Of Earth / Climate To Heal
01:16:00 The #1 Solution for CO2 Reduction = Electrify Everything
01:25:00 The Importance of Questions and a Curious Mind

Resources Mentioned:
• IPCC 6th Report: https://www.ipcc.ch/report/sixth-assessment-report-cycle/
• Weeds: Guardians of The Soil by Joseph A Cocannouer: https://www.amazon.com/Weeds-Guardians-Soil-Joseph-Cocannouer/dp/0815972059
• Regeneration Nexus (direct link): https://www.regeneration.org/nexus
• Books Paul Hawken Authored / Edited: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=author%3AHawken%2C%20Paul

Acronyms:
• CAFOS: Confined Area Feeding Operations
• IPCC: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change.

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