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"chris bentley" Discussed on Oil and Gas Startups Podcast

Oil and Gas Startups Podcast

16:38 min | 2 years ago

"chris bentley" Discussed on Oil and Gas Startups Podcast

"Easy jump for him but outside of Nobles Office Fliers compared job. Because as you know I'm not a season land man like I'm good at I. You know figuring stuff out and how to get a deal and I'm I know enough to be dangerous but I needed some real landman in my first partner is is a is a really awesome. Landmines Names Isaac Khan. He's a he's not with the company anymore because he has an Army of children that neither dad around yet they he just had his fifth. His wife had their fifth son. Oh I'll get five sun a lot of kids so yeah he recently just exited. The company amicably amicably. And everything. Just you know that having that being a partner as you guys know you guys are entrepreneurs being a partner and the the responsibility comes with that and the responsibility comes with being a dad. Five absolutely got. He had his priorities right and he always did But so so we hired in. Let me think in two thousand seventeen. I think that was it. It was Bill Isaac Myself and then in two thousand eighteen. We really started growing. You know we had that first proper fund as as we were referring to it and just doing deals and like man. We got more volume when you can't keep up. So we were primarily landman. Yeah so Isaac actually started this linked in page called military land men. Oh yeah dude like overnight it went from Isaac and I into one hundred fifty people like I just who would have known right so we hired the next few people we hired moved moved from out of state to join us so really yeah dedication seriously. It was awesome like We had a guy moved from West Virginia Navy Veteran Army veteran learn move from Louisiana and these are season landman like awesome days. What they're doing a lot of experience did like their four or five years in the military and then got down became lemon so So that's really cool so now Yes kinda see how we kind of progress. I mean we when we divested that Twenty Seventeen or sorry twenty eighteen fund. We in we'll immediately launched the next one You know and that was just under twenty three million so very cool. Yeah but you know with our funneling of the same you know. A two percent management fee on twenty only three million is not that much when he talked about overhead. If you're not allowed to run any expenses through that and you got all that capital deals but we deployed all that capital in in like a month and a half. Did you really mineral deals. It's hard to do. I know you guys had to be on the phones nonstop into got in the courthouses. Listen and people out I mean my I mean my. My team is phenomenal. I can't say enough. How awesome they are? Housed the whole work with your wife saying Oh man watch out. She's listening so she probably won't. She didn't like hearing my voice to hear talk enough. I don't want to listen to a funny. We were just talking about that at lunch today We it was hard. Yeah it's hard. And she's she's a Taipei pay person to you know and she said she had that management consulting job. I mean she's she's a sharp and but we also have two kids and so we tried all being together since the whole Marine Corps. Oh yeah she she's she's been through deployment Afghanistan and I are firstborn kid has as well But yeah so we. Recently I think up until the middle of last year she was still like I mean. We shared an office this and she was like integral. And we're like this isn't sustainable. You know like you're either GonNa stab me in the throat one day or you know I'm going to say something you never get forgiven for so She's more of like special projects now. She'll you know she knows the business in and out so so if we're like bandwidth constrain. It's something where we just you know. She needs to come in and help she'll do it But she's not like at the office office every more so and she's actually we started a couple of nonprofits and cheap runs. Those really kind of I mean what's the what's the thesis of the nonprofits. So I man I might be damaging my credibility here but I'm a huge soccer fan. Okay and I you know in Texas. That's Kinda that's a very the Yeah your guess. I don't know I mean for soccer. Fan Not International Oil and gas. You need to come to our nate party which is gonNA BE BBVA stadium. Ah here's a plug for the party. Guys be looking out for it right out the soccer stadium with tracks and couple of the guys so nice. Are we use tracks. I know less tracks listeners unless the NBA. Lester yeah she's a good friend and I haven't met in person yet but he's a cool guy. They were friends of the whole team over there so cool group of people. Yeah he'd we use tracks we love it. Jesus pro- promotion material. I gave gave them a shout at it at one of these conferences to like because they asked a question about you know how to use technology in the mineral buying business I said well tracks is a good example. Everybody knows about drilling info already so sure but Now where were we. I don't even know your. Your wife is not super integral anymore. Oh the nonprofits so the soccer is relevant to the nonprofit we. We started along with some other friends Hans Christian based Soccer Academy where the kids go to school and play. Soccer at school is called Crossbar Academy. If you know about soccer the crossbars the top bar. You know if you hit it on purpose and your your skin. Yeah so anyway we've got crossbar academy and she really focused on that. And then we have the battle-torn foundation which is focused on helping veterans so universal. They're not like staffed up big organizations but they still need management and The school is actually you know we have our first year for school. Year started in August of twenty nineteen so we had seventeen gene students. There are team and class. They're all the same age groups such a cool concept. Yeah any no one else so the thinking is you know. There's all obviously obviously the Christian component that that we feel strongly about but also the reason American suck it soccer's because you know we don't play it enough. It's not that we don't have the best athletes some of the best athletes world here. It's not a popular sport. Yet will all around the world the academy thing is like normal like messy. Went school playing soccer. Like that was really like. Hey you can. You can just do your math like you know you need to spend three to four hours a day. He's touching them all. Yeah so we you know the ten thousand hour rule type thing there. The kids are practicing three to four hours a day with like skilled instructors and then they do their curriculum which way more efficient when they're in the classroom for the other four hours a day not changing classes or whatever but they're in there and we have an actual teacher up there helping and everything. So that's that's really interesting yet. I always think about soccer. America's best athletes grew up playing soccer. I mean it's not that we have a shortage of athletes right. I mean we cut all the best athletes in the world are not all of them but majority of them play in leagues here. It's like imagine like you know your Lebron James Kobe Bryant. You know playing soccer. Just be at cerrone. Tried to play for like an MLS team always seemed kicking the ball around and like that need to be the of monster about a big fan of fighting and you see like these NFL. I take like You know hardy. For example you know he gets kicked kicked out of NFL and he goes right into the like a year of training and he's in the US seen. I mean that's just because these guys are beast right. Jj Watt being like. Oh aw come Chevy late now. Imagine Brian Cushing Trains Jujitsu now at Gracie Ball West Chase in Houston him in Arian foster and take like dude. I don't want any peace of Brian cushing at the three boys so speaking of Firing so I just I took a look at y'all's website real quick quick before you came in and I saw the Joe had Jaakko come in. Yes yes oh. They had pictures with Jaakko. They're a little bit about that well in the way I made this transition. Just guys don't know Jacko's Bipolar Brazilian Jujitsu motivational speaker. You had a couple of great books extreme ownership And the dichotomy automated leadership. There's no ship strategy and tactics. That just came out last week. So yeah so how was that having company it was awesome You know he's he's a really humble great guy. I mean. We got to spend close one on one time with him. Yeah I'll tell you you know there's there's JACKO'S CONSULTING Company for leadership and management is Echelon Front I'm hey so that's that we wanted to kick off the year with a motivational. Can you know business kind of a cool business thing had value. Not just some famous guy coming to speak right. So if you're familiar with extreme ownership you know it's not it's it's it's like taking control in like you own everything and you know it's it's your baby. You got to your phone right. Yeah but this guy that actually worked four in the Marine Corps. He was like my first officer-in-charge away see his. Name's Dave Burke you can look him up he he works for Echelon Front and and So I was like holy crap I was close with this guy. He was he was very Like a really good officer. You know one of the few guys that I like look back on my career and I'm like he was awesome own a stay in touch with them right. So it's like Holy Shit debut like come on you and you and Jaakko need to come to belot orm and do a deal like do one of your workshops so It was supposed to be Dave and jockey but unfortunately Dave had a family emergency and he couldn't make no but yeah but you know life happens but Jaakko came by himself and spicy was able to pull it off by himself. Just kidding But it was awesome. I mean we had a few of our investors and some close friends like other companies. We work with come in but it was very intimate. I think we only had like forty people there and we set up. We have a little basketball in the warehouse area of our building yes it was very spartan we just had some. Fold out chairs the talk about the office. Now you're telling me in Jacobite before the Mike Scott on. I'm a little bit jealous because Jake and we've always thought it'd be awesome. Just have the office send a warehouse kind of have like this fantasy factory. You've got the gym. You've got Matt's Jucy to do whatever whatever the hell you want. Sounds like you guys got this told me got added rock climbing wall. You got him what else you got. Let's let's talk about the office and talk about company culture because I think it's pretty Pretty Cool Yeah. No I appreciate and you know I I I'm a big believer in it before I got my Mba while I was working at GNP land. I got a an online degree in organizational leadership and manages reading all this stuff about organizational culture. Sure and you know Jason the Marine Corps. I mean it matters. Culture matters but also you know you gotTa Take Care of your people right and and if you're if if you you work lot you WanNa you WANNA look forward to coming to work and You to keep in mind the evolution of the company..

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"chris bentley" Discussed on Oil and Gas Startups Podcast

Oil and Gas Startups Podcast

16:31 min | 2 years ago

"chris bentley" Discussed on Oil and Gas Startups Podcast

"Three hundred dollar correctly so promote myself to CEO and like fifteen minutes already. But no I wasn't hung hung up. Challenges never scared me or anything. I really liked the industry. I liked the job. I knew there were still opportunities. You know just some companies got fat during the one hundred thirty dollar oil. Let's hire a bunch of people and that we may not increase her gina. Yeah so No I was. I was not scared of it but I I did try to find another job. I wasn't you know my wife is super risk averse so she was like you need to get a job guaranteed paycheck. I in the fifteenth so I tried that and doing billiton part time and I'm just I'm a firm believer. You can be a part time entrepreneur. Now tried it. It's for me anyway in work. I know some people have side hustles out there that do well for them. But I worked for a few months at this ECOMMERCE company Doing Business Development and just didn't work out wouldn't it didn't have the passion didn't wouldn't motivated and I've always had like an entrepreneurial spirit and I think my you know my mother and my my dad both were like like entrepreneurs and So I was like you know what's going to go all in and my wife actually. We couldn't afford to hire our staff and everything but we needed at least one person in so I was like you need to quit your job. She's a management consultant. I mean she was doing good work. She'd had projects exit Chevron BP scientific drilling she was doing change management like AARP implementation. Making pretty good money. And I was like this is better are we can look at you. Know The typical entrepreneur waving my hands. Like it's GonNa be awesome you know. And and she's like show me the numbers whereas the business plan you know and all that and so we talked about it and she's like all right if you can put at least like five months of savings in their give. You quit my job and help you out like I went out and hustled closed. Some deals and I screen shot from my phone. Like one deposit came in the account. And we'd like we close one deal. That was pretty good and and I screen shot her. I said putting your two weeks notice. Okay and she did it yeah. She quit awesome. We we started working together. Other where we started is primarily doing like services for a mineral buying company we had one client and so we were doing that and and I mean really. That's it was like that. Almost all of two thousand sixteen and we're just doing work. You know bill invoicing getting you know like a commission or whatever but we're doing it to the company and You know things are going sour. is they do sometimes with business relationships. I didn't agree with the way they were the the way they were doing. Things are expecting us to do things. And Yeah and I'll go by the way the meantime at rice getting my MBA executive MBA program. While I'm like working in full time with the company and coaching soccer and all that stuff so it was crazy but the so so then we really went out on our own and we raised like a fund. And we were like you know. I don't like working for these guys feel undervalued. I feel like they're you know they don't know no. They're not doing it the right way and we should be doing it a different way. So we raise what we call our our first our micro fund. It was a few of my friends at rice and bought some deals and you know aggregate a little bit of a package and flipped. It may did pretty well. And then that word spread One of the cool things is at rice in the executive. MBA program. They assign you a mentor. And I got super lucky. Have you ever heard of Sun and Ski Sports. Yeah Okay so the guy who founded Sun and ski sports his name's Barry Goldwater. He's like he's awesome dude. He was also an army veteran by the way so the Murray like they give me Shit Shit all the time. Because they're like you're like you're you're marine. You know you guys are chess pounders so proud of yourselves. Can you've been helped out by the army so much like like Mike. macmullen army veteran the guy that hired me my first job out of the Marine Corps Army veteran named Berry Gold. Wear Army But Berry was back in the Vietnam era Army veteran then he founded Sun and ski sports grew it to like our remember. How many a a lot of stores nationwide and he had sold it? I guess a few years ago before I met a few years before I met him and he was my mentoring. What do you do for you know? A lot of people don't even know what mineral animal rights are and he's like what's that so. He came out to my office and was like how can I get involved and I was like I. We never had this concept concept of the investor thing right didn't even think about raising capital hours. We'll spend our own money and yeah you know. And he's like look. I'll give you a little bit of money. I'll get some my friends. Ranji get some of your friends. And he he kinda schooled me up on that and I was like so we put together that microphone Gastonia so we did we aggregate it a little bit. We flipped it at like six months later and did it well and he was like man. This is awesome. So let's stop real quick and talk about this a little bit more. I don't know if you can disclose the amount that you raised but a lot of people jake and I see this all the time. Can we get so many messages. Hey how how did. How did you guys go by wells? How do you buy minerals? And I think a lot of people don't understand the concept of syndicating capital you find. You know couple of guys like this. They'd all communal doan. I don't know maybe it's fifteen hundred thousand dollars a piece whatever it is and you start to no pieces together and all of a sudden you've got a little bit of purchasing power right so so you guys going get you know. How many did you have like five people in there? Yes so it was six people total total and we had four hundred thousand dollars Nice so that was our first little like we call it a microphone. It really wasn't a fund which you know I don't want yeah blit hairs about what what what is but what we did is it was people we knew we started in. LLC and then LLC was The managing member was was Bella Tournament and and it was a subsidiary of Bill two-room and then the other six people were members managing members. So that's where we bought deals and And then we flipped Amino and then we may and so that was twenty seventeen. I think late twenty seventeen and So this is pretty pretty traditional structure. You know just anyone that's listening. It's not familiar with it. You know. Maybe they're like you in there. Like land services focused and and you know maybe they're thinking about jumping into you know quote unquote raising a fund. But you know you have you had your LLC which kind of like you're holding company and then you have the subsidiary company company and. That's where everyone's money went into that subsidiary. Come right so yet. Six people putting four hundred thousand dollars into that boom they go and buy that the asset and you so you guys are the GP the managing partner. You're managing everything everyone else has just. LP's they have right saying how how it's managed exactly just a minute. Are you guys going in packaging up or is it just one big acquisition. You guys flipped no back small deals and you know the way it started to was like the company opening hours providing the service for Would tell me they wanted all these deals and that they you know they wanted to buy them and then they back out of him and I and they started like saying. Oh well that you know L- tell him a lie or whatever like we. We don't want that deal anymore. For whatever reason you you know. There were various reasons why they wouldn't want to deal and I was the one getting on my face from the owner. You know and I'm thinking and I'm like what's wrong with this deal so you know I'm in Houston. I'm in at Rice. Got Friends that are geologist and engineers and I'm like 'cause I'm I'm just a stupid land man with political science. The people that are yeah exactly and so I go like asked my buddy. I'm like why what's wrong with this property. Why wouldn't the person want it? And they took the time dove in looked at the rock. Look at the reservoir ers in the wells around the area. I'm like this is good. Acreage man you mean. Why don't like I'll buy you know so we're like okay? So that happened a few times. So that's when we bought it ourselves because we didn't have any sort of contractual agreement with this company where you know and at first I was like y'all should we don't want this like this landowners pissed off you know. They want to sell their minerals. And that's it's most most mineral owners do not want to sell their mineral so if you get one that does and then you send them an offer in these say never mind. I don't want to. I mean that's at that. Can you can get into mind so anyway. That's how it really started to is like Whoa ow by it. You know start small and then anyway so We did those deals right. LLC and then in two thousand eighteen we actually raised a limited partnership with like a rag the exemption with the SEC a proper fund a proper fund a lawyer. God bless them. You know expensive you know I could. We could do hours of podcasts. On Jess lessons learned on how to launch a fun correctly. Because believe me it has been a huge. Ask Pain like we're we're about to be on our fourth proper fund. Yeah and we're still learn something. Yes every area duration so yes so that was two point. Three million to two point three six million and we launched that in January of two thousand eighteen in that one only had a one year lockup so we we operated from January of twenty eighteen to December so we had to be out of the vocab like aggregate flip. Will we did really well. We we actually recycled the capital. A couple of times so within a year Well Yeah So. We did really well and he can as you can imagine. All those investors like wind told their friends ends and so we launched another one and then January of Twenty nineteen. We're in twenty three million dollar fund. Yeah so what what's the actual necks original fund. Yes the deal deals obviously probably the link it takes to do a deal attorneys to do. The deal probably depends on the size of the deal. Where's the average like? Oh man and we don't discriminate. We've literally bought deals. Were like four hundred fifty dollars him. That low yeah you this earlier I was like. Hey what's like you know in the early stages as you guys were buying up these small. What's what's a small small deal for someone so you know someone that's out there? You know say Jeff together he kind of get some guys and you scrape up fifty fifty. Jeez I mean you could go out there and find the Nano in today's climate if he could but back then you guys were doing. Yeah Yeah for sure Small deals few hundred dollars. Like I said we've done. I think our biggest single deal that we've done John is six million dollar deal million but it wasn't It was one family. But they're acreage. They owned minerals in several counties. You know spread out between between the Permian and the Eagle for so we did that. That deal in twenty nineteen. That was our biggest But because we're like quick aggregate gators mineral funds. They'll be like five to seven years you know. And then they all have an exit to a big institution. Where where I say like? That's where the mineral rights go to die right. They're going to say those guys aren't selling them most of the time so we usually aggregate eight and then sell to that like next year too that they live to seven-year yeah and you know. I think we'd like to you have some more patient capital but it's it's hard to raise patient capital. Sure most of those guys are private equity backed maybe a a a mix of private equity and ultra high net worth families. The patient capital is going to be more institutional investors. That are really just looking. You know they. They're are fine with a seven ten year hold as long as they can generate a nice yield off of it. So right yeah yes so. It's like that's one thing we've in in you know this fund that we're on right. Now is an eighteen month lockup so I went from a one year to an eighteen month. Our next one's a three year. Some you have the incrementally as you build your track record you know like lock it up. Look at little bit bit and better terms every year is pretty much the same for me like you said you get the capital and you do. As many many deals you recycle the capital just have to be out by whatever the term by the lockup date one over in during that time we'll distribute whatever profits but will recycle the principal. So that makes sense. Yeah so do you guys you guys make is it. Is it more like a two in twenty private equity and how structured or How mineral section make their money? So look I've heard I don't I haven't looked at my competitors. PPM's I wish. I could. I'd be great but I have heard the you know the typical to twenty structure. You know you gotTA prefer eight. And let's call it. Eighty percent preferred return and then after that it's twenty eighty split twenty to the GP in eighty two the investor investor. Yeah I will say ours was not structured that way but if you ran the economics probably very similar it it was..

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"chris bentley" Discussed on Oil and Gas Startups Podcast

Oil and Gas Startups Podcast

07:19 min | 2 years ago

"chris bentley" Discussed on Oil and Gas Startups Podcast

"What's going digital wildcatters? Welcome back back to another episode of the PODCAST. Let's get ready to me and I'm excited. We'd have conversation before we get to the MIC. Don't we had to shut up. I know I hate when guests talked too much. I'm like nate. Shelman quite save this for the episode so today we come on man. Chris Bentley with Bell Tower Resources. Chris how're you doing doing well. Thanks as for having me on guys. Hey man thanks. THANKS FOR COMING ON SO I. I have no idea what you guys do. I'm going to going to decipher the name here. Bill Tour Bella Alatorre resources Swimming you guys are in the upstream space either. Emp Or mineral tells what you were like upstream MMA may so we do like fight club events giving you know we're taking notes. These events happening now we buy and sell mineral rights okay. Texas and Bella. two-room is the plural form of the word. Bela Tor which means Warrior Warrior soldier. And so we're like a veteran owned and operated company so that's where the name comes from. Oh that's really some of the Marines right. Yeah Yeah nine to two thousand thirteen. Got Out as a gunnery sergeant really. Yeah we got out of the same time really. I got out. This actually got out. December twelve crime platoon right. Sell your communication. I was in I in seventeen com company maintenance platoon all right so I fixed all the shit you broke. I just found out Bella. Tours called melador fighting championship makes sense ashes averages abbreviated from that. So I think you were saying that. How many F- seventeen year counting myself? Yep so seventeen eighteen and then fourteen of those that are veteran driving. Yeah that's crazy. Yeah it's it's hard to find veterans with oil and gas experienced but We we really try hard two. Yeah so guys. We had had to take a quick pause because we actually had an issue and Switch to this new studio downtown. Somehow we're picking up radio frequencies and there is seen in the background. Thought it was going crazy there for a minute so if you hear a little bit of a background noise going on or some singing I promise. It's not jake. It's I remember the early days of the IPHONES. I if you had an iphone nick next headphones you can actually over here. Some people's call. Sometimes I've got above Autho craziness. Yeah I still here all right anyway where you were not. We're getting off topic. We're in front. He said ninety nine to two dozen. What was your boss? I was in. Oh four thirty one logistics guy. I I moved around a lot I did was with Air Wing. Units Artillery Unit Infantry Unit did embedded training team deployment where I was embedded with Afghan infantry unit and operated with them and then my last two. You're I did. A total of six deployments spoiler global war on terrorism and the last one. I was attached to more socks so not like a snake eater. He knows special operator. Yeah but I got to go and then pretend for for a while along along so most of the time station all over man was in southern in California North Carolina Hawaii so that was spent four years in California but spent the first year in twenty nine palms. Yeah lovely plays he's And then The last Pendleton. Okay Phillipines Nice. I had no complaints wife their drug back to Houston versus GONNA history just dove headfirst oil and gas. So I guess my question is how did you get an oil and gas. I mean that's that's the next logical question so While I was in the Marine Corps I got a degree degree in political science. I thought it was going to be a life. Okay so I was like what degree should I get it from Anna. I WANNA be a general one day or something so I got a political science degree with a focus. Focus in international relations and Got Medically discharged in twenty thirteen unexpectedly. Wasn't part of the plane is just something that just hat was hurt. My shoulder shoulder on one of my deployments and I got surgery and during the downsizing I think I was still good for duty but I don't know if you remember in twenty twelve twenty thirteen under the Obama Administration they They downsizing cutting the military budget so it was like if you had a ingrown toenail they were kicking you out so I had a I mean I had a serious shoulder injury but I got surgery and on the rehabilitation plan but they were acting people who had like anything you know so I was bitter. Actually you know I wasn't part of my plan but I'm from Texas. I grew up in Tyler Texas. I don't know if you are familiar town this kind of another my ranch chandler. Nice Okay Yeah East Texas so it's an oil country you know there's some history there. There's so anyway I I. I was fed up with the with the military right and New I want to get in the private sector. I knew to come back to Texas and the only job job you can get in the water and gas emissions the only job. It was my experience that the only job you can get had decent pay with a political science. Degree was a land man so I got a job as Landman Dan. Men had to shake like five thousand hands. And finally you know go to all these networking events and apply for you know hundreds and hundreds of job and this Guy Mike mcmullan. Who's actually an army veteran? He runs at the time he was like the head guy in this land brokerage company. And he's like I'll I'll give you a shot. You present yourself. Well you have no experience but I'll take a chance you know so just got a job working and Working in Brasilia County doing some pipeline easement work and a little bit of subsurface stuff. And then on the I I worked with this other company doing some mineral rights Brokering and acquisition stuff on the side and just learning the business and then I got laid off in like literally a few days before Christmas. Twenty fifteen so I worked terrible. Yeah worked all of twenty five fourteen in an almost twenty fifteen and a few few days before Christmas Thomas and so then started bill. Tournament May of Twenty Sixteen. And we've just grown from there so you like and I got yourself yourself. It's funny because that's fine but it's my story was the exact same got out into two thousand twelve came into oil immediately immediately. Started to start up and then once the downturn really hit I had to leave everybody off you know we went from being a twenty person organization to now it was back to me the CO founder and two guys you know and so that was a that was rough so rough that started it right there and start real torn right there in two thousand sixteen eighteen so what was your mindset coming in do did you feel Kinda beat down from oil. Did they kind of cross your mind like maybe I'll leave the industry you were like fucking. I'm doubling down. So do you know I. I tried when I started bill. Is You know what I mean. Anybody can start a company. Get on the secretary of State website.

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"chris bentley" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

04:15 min | 3 years ago

"chris bentley" Discussed on Here & Now

"Be important, but it has certainly increase. Our range of possible future behaviors of Anton stream particular will. And if the worst case scenario that you're talking about comes true. What are the implications of that pretty grim with token about Xs, stencil threat to small island nations like Marshall Islands in the Pacific, another rattles Pacific? They will become a to meet its seal of those, those small island states will become uninhabitable. Which took in about a massive loss of land, you know, an area, the size of Libya, which looking about displacement of up two hundred eighty seven million people potentially. That's that's. Awful lot of people, you know, while going to have to move to somewhere else. Edge just to give people a sense of how many people that has one hundred hundred and eighty seven million people. There were a million people who came to Europe as a result of the Syrian refugee crisis and that overwhelmed, a lot of countries. Absolutely. Right. It's cool. The social discontent sexual people political upheaval throughout Europe. On was what like almost two hundred times smaller number of people, so you kinda get get an idea of how incredibly disrupted something like to me to see level rise with bait. It doesn't sound like a lot, but we're talking you know, I mean places like Florida. Some of the major coastal cities, New York, San Francisco. We genera of Shanghai London. We're not necessarily saying loss of life, but we're saying that, you know, massive. Parts of the infrastructure of these huge cities will become unusable and you know, rather than kind of nuisance flooding that you get. Now you're talking about daily, flooding events, really pretty grim consequences. And yet, you know, when we think about all of the stories that we hear all the studies that come out that say things like what you're saying, maybe not exactly this, but pretty similar. It seems like it comes and goes without any real change with regard to climate change regulation legislation all around the world that saw halt comment from a point for me, Komen home, because I mean, not that really relates to I think response from the from politicians and policymakers certain isn't that what has to happen in order for something real tight to change on this issue? Absolutely right. And I think that, you know, the Paris agreement that was signed in twenty fifty. I think was a landmark agreement almost two hundred night nations signed up to that, that the trouble is the, the minute seems that it was largely kinda rhetoric raw than reelection. So even since twenty fifteen we've seen an increase in greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere. So things aren't going in the right direction. But having said that, you know, I do sense that there is a change in mood. I mean, not just a amongst the public, but amongst politicians as well. So the UK government of declared it a climate emergency. So I think there is a sea change taking place whether we act quickly enough to of some of the worst comes coins clump, change remains to be seen, but it is inactive to do that. We can't do it. It's not an insurmountable challenge that Jonathan Bamber, who's a professor of geography at the university of Bristol ISA lead, author of a new study that says the world's seas arising faster than previously thought professor, thank you for joining us. My pleasure. And here now is production of NPR WBU are an association with the BBC World Service. We want to thank our hosts here at Louisville public media in Louisville Kentucky, including Stephen George, Eric Peterson. Kate Howard Ryland Barton. Caitlyn mcglade Jeff young Charles Spivey, and our engineer Russell wells are Kentucky broadcast, was produced by Chris Bentley. And our stories were mixed by Mike. Mosquito, I'm Robin young. I'm Jeremy Hobson at Louisville public media in Louisville Kentucky. This is here now.

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"chris bentley" Discussed on 1170 The Answer

1170 The Answer

03:10 min | 3 years ago

"chris bentley" Discussed on 1170 The Answer

"Well, I think that the young man, I'm so young. I can't believe it. I'm the youngest person. I am a young vibrant, man. I look at Joe, I don't know about him. I don't know. I would never say. But I know they're all making me. Very young both in terms of age. I think in terms of energy, I think people know that now Joe Biden on the view said, I I'm not seeking Obama's endorsement, really, okay? But you said yesterday I asked President Obama not to endorse. Yeah. Well life the president. Everybody knows I think everybody knows we didn't only serve together. But our families are close became very close personal friends. I mean, it's a vice presidential scholars and president scholars written that I think there's very few probably know their ministration where the president vice president became his personally Joe fish boombox, why would he endorse you? Well, I told him not to. Close I grew to respect him. And he is just a man of great honor and discipline, and yeah. But the question was why hasn't he endorsed? You is family, my wife, and and Michelle are close friends. They're talking to each other overseas show the other day. So I didn't want it to look like he was putting his thumb on the scale here protecting him because you didn't want him to look like he was biased against the other candidates. So out of out of the out of the sense of propriety, and and respect for your rivals. You hey, I know you want me, I know the best guy, I know him your best friend. I know we served together for eight years. And no, you'd think I'd be the best to carry out your legacy. But I would rather you not endorse me. And that I'm gonna do this based on who I am not by the president going out and trying to say, this is the guy you should be with, you know, try to talk him out of running in two thousand sixteen so interfered in two thousand sixteen to sway from running. Why would not interfere in twenty twenty to endorse? You. So that that's why not too. I guess that question didn't come up. I'm very I mean, credibly proud that service thing I'm proudest of is we Kutu to them we were each and different part of the country. And we were each talking to groups of people that were being televised. And at the same day trilling. Chris Bentley red ask the question. What are your proudest administration? I said it turns out he said the same thing. Probably a little more clearly. Is that not one single whisper scam? Not one not one single whisper scandal, really not nothing not Hillary server being in her basement, not fast and furious. Not your involvement in the investigation of candidate, Donald Trump. Not the Iran deal. Not all the lies you.

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