Collective Action For Climate Cooling

with Peter Bane PC Dip,  

Executive Director, Permaculture Institute of N. America


This pandemic has supended all conventional assumptions about social order and the course of economic development. Policies have shifted rapidly but may still fail to meet the crisis. Opportunities abound if we are prepared, but the health crisis has not changed our imperatives to address global warming.


During this interactive webinar with Peter Bane , we briefly explored the physics of atmospheric regulation and the possibilities for near-term cooling to mitigate the risk of extreme weather events through land use changes. We will also explored limiting factors in mobilizing such action and creative ways to overcome these.



Peter Bane published Permaculture Activist magazine for over 20 years and has taught permaculture design widely in the temperate and tropical Americas. Author of The Permaculture Handbook, he is a native of the Illinois prairie whose interest in good food and simple living led him to become a writer and teacher of permaculture design. Peter serves as Executive Director of PINA (Permaculture Institute of North America). He is also a co-founder of the Great Rivers and Lakes Permaculture Institute, a regional hub in the PINA network. A prolific writer in journals and collections on forestry, building and all things sustainable, he consults for universities and municipal governments as well as for private landowners.

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