Albert Bates is author of The Financial Collapse Survival Guide and Cookbook and 14 other books on energy, environment, and history, including Climate in Crisis (1990) and The Post-Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook (2006). A former environmental and civil rights lawyer, he has argued before the US Supreme Court and written a number of legislative acts. A cofounder and past president of the Global Ecovillage Network, he is presently GEN’s representative to the UN climate talks. When not inventing fuel wringers for algae or pyrolizing cookstoves, he teaches permaculture, village design, and natural building, and is a special advisor for Gaia University. He wrote the chapter on agriculture for State of the World 2010. His latest book is The Biochar Solution: Carbon Farming and Climate Change (New Society 2010).
Articles by Albert Bates
Drawing on its long association with permaculture, The Farm in Tennessee institutes on-the-ground projects designed to provide resilience in times of climate change.
eCOOLvillages Comic (Issue # 153)
Biochar offers a practical way of combating desertification and drought, increasing soil fertility, strengthening local communities, and cooling our planet.