Tackling Peak Oil, Climate Change and Economic Breakdown
Cultivate and Feasta's Carbon Cycles and Sinks Network present...
The Biochar Solution: Carbon Farming and Climate Change.
With Albert Bates from The Farm, Tennessee, introduced by Richard Douthwaite
19.30 * Thursday 26th August * The Greenhouse, St Andrews Street, Dublin 2 * €10/ €5 Cultivate and Feasta Members and Unwaged
Civilization as we know it is at a crossroads. For the past 10,000 years, we have turned a growing understanding of physics, chemistry and biology to our advantage in producing more energy and more
food and have produced exponential population surges and pollution now
crossing catastrophic tipping points of resource depletion, ocean
acidification, desertification and climate change, threatening massive
famine, sea level rise, and worse. In this special evening session Richard
Douthwaite from FEASTA will introduce Albert Bates the
author of The Biochar Solution: Carbon Farming and Climate Change,
The Post Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook and numerous
books, films and new media on energy, environment and history.
Albert Bates is a former environmental rights lawyer, he received the Right Livelihood Award in 1980 as part of the steering committee of Plenty, an organisation working to preserve the
cultures of indigenous peoples. For the past 35 years he has been a
member of the board of directors of The Farm, a pioneering intentional
community in Tennessee. A co-founder and past president of the Global
Ecovillage Network, he is presently GEN's representative to the UN
climate talks. When not tinkering with fuel wringers for algae or
pyrolizing cookstoves, he teaches permaculture, ecovillage design and
natural building and is a frequent guest on the ETC Podcast. He tweets
at @peaksurfer and blogs at peaksurfer.blogspot.com.
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