Albert Bates

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Gender Male
Industry Non-Profit
Occupation Emergency Planetary Technician
Location Summertown, TN, United States
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Introduction I have woven my life-long discoveries into a prescriptive model I call Civilization 2.0. It integrates the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals; soil sequestration of carbon; preserving the cultures of indigenous peoples; ecovillage modalities for governance, education and self-provision; anti-fragile biomass to biochar renewable energy; climate moderating aquatic ecosystems; and microenterprise innovation, incubation, acceleration, B-corporation hubs that function as bioregional circular economies. I sketched all this in the 3-minute video I made for Habitat II in Istanbul in 1996 and the 90-second video we did in 2016 for the MacArthur 100 and Change Challenge that led to my new videos and essays you will find on my YouTube channel or GVI(x).org. I describe the strategy in greater detail in my book from Chelsea Green, Burn: Using Fire to Cool the Earth.
Interests Permaculture, Ecovillage, Drawdown, Ecosystem Regeneration; Utopia
Favorite Books Determined, Hot Mess, The Earth Transformed, Braiding Sweetgrass, Sand Talk, The Climate Book, An Immense World, The Dawn of Everything, Termination Shock, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Under a White Sky, The Fourth Turning, Overshoot, The Ministry for the Future, Apollo's Arrow, The Overstory, Wake Up, Hippie, The Invention of Nature, How to Change Your Mind, The Wizard and The Prophet, The Diamond Cutter, The Apache Wars, The One Device, Empire of the Summer Moon, Tribe, The Ecotechnic Future, The Worst Hard Time, Just Kids, 1493, Unfamiliar Fishes, Hot Flat and Crowded, The Lost City of Z.

The love potion you made tastes terrible. How will you drink it?

Much in the same fashion of ayahuasca or peyote tea - in one fast gulp.