Hi Climate Curious! Welcome to Climate Collab: a climate conversations podcast series that brings you an unfiltered look at the ongoing climate crisis.
Climate Collab uses the power of storytelling and personal narrative to illuminate the climate crisis, inspire global change, and realize a healthy and united future.
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One of the foremost authorities on communicating Climate Change, Brian has been brought in by a multitude of organizations including keynoting NASA’s internal climate symposium in April 2021 to discuss how to break down and effectively communicate the complex science, but his passion isn’t purely academic, rather a life-long passion.
As avid adventurer, climber, and mountaineer, Brian fell in love with the outdoors at an early age. After receiving a dual degree in both Marine Engineering and Nautical Science from the prestigious United States Merchant Marine Academy, Brian served 11 years in the U.S. Naval Reserve and traveled the world. He then went on to receive an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis and spent the next decade running one of the world’s largest marine generator manufacturing businesses where he quickly became a leading expert in marine power generation, emissions, and environmental policy.
In 2012 Brian, fed up with what he saw as uneducated policy makers, ran for United States Congress. Sadly, he was before his time in speaking out on environmental policy and lost narrowly in the general election.
In 2016 Brian moved to Australia where he became a champion sailor and spent a large amount of time looking at many U.S. policies from an international perspective. Upon returning to the States, Brian decided that there was a severe lack of understanding of the facts and scientific information on a global scale and committed to finding a way to remedy the issue.
With that goal in mind, Brian launched South of 2 Degrees in 2020 to fill the information void so many of us face in a modern world where people don‘t know what information to trust.
Understanding that climate change effects all: people, planet and animals he teamed up with Cait to expand the conversation through Climate Collab by bridging hard sciences with social sciences.
Cait holds a Master’s in War Studies focusing on genocide, human rights, and terrorism, and for almost a decade Cait has worked as a full-time content creator blending her knowledge of human rights and love of fashion to cover such topics such as Child Labor in the Textile Industry, Chemicals in Clothing, the history of thrifting and much more. Her blog, World Threads Traveler gained international readership and was recognized as one of the Top Green Blogs Worldwide.
Today Cait is working on an international travel docuseries asking what it means to be a conscious consumer in the face of climate change, runs several websites and interview programs for industry change makers, is working on a tech solution to solve the global food distribution problems, and owns and operates a regenerative, zero-chemical input farm in Massachusetts. Basically, Cait never sleeps and wouldn't have it any other way.
Cait strongly believes: "you don't have to give up style to dress sustainably, dogs make everything better, travel is the best therapy, global living wage is achievable, flower gardens are essential, and without a healthy planet none of these things would be possible."
She works to discover, promote, and encourage sustainable businesses and practices across several industries while always providing authentic reviews and feedback readers/listeners have come to trust and rely on.