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The Biochar Solution: Carbon Farming and Climate Change

Cultivate and FEASTA's Carbon Sinks and Cycles Network present...

Thursday 26th August 2010 | 7.30 pm | The Greenhouse, 17 St Andrew Street, Dublin 2 (map)  |  €10 / €5 Cultivate and FEASTA members and unwaged  | Bookings on 01 674 5773 

With Albert Bates from The Farm, Tennessee, introduced by Richard Douthwaite

Civilisation 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.  In the process, we have produced exponential population surges and pollution now crosses 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 other 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 dot blogspot dot com.

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