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Articles from George Monbiot

Look Around

December 8, 2015 - 16:43 -- Admin

There are plenty of real problems with aircraft emissions. But thousands of people are obsessed instead with a fairy tale.

By George Monbiot, published on the Guardian’s website 4th December 2015

You spend years trying to get people to take an interest in aircraft emissions. Then at last the issue gets picked up – but in the most perverse way possible.

Putting the Con into Consultation

November 26, 2015 - 22:58 -- Admin

An online tool that changes your answers is not the only problem with this attempt to fake public consent for dredging a dolphin reserve.

By George Monbiot, published on the Guardian’s website, 26th November 2015

It’s every politician’s dream: an electronic feature that automatically changes people’s votes from no to yes. It’s the perfect antidote to those tiresome folk who insist on having their voices heard. You know, the ones who claim we live in a democracy.

False Promise

November 25, 2015 - 06:58 -- Admin

The belief that economic growth can be detached from destruction appears to be based on a simple accounting mistake.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 25th November 2015

Pregnant Silence

November 20, 2015 - 04:54 -- Admin

It’s about time we discussed the real population crisis.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 18th November 2015

This column is about the population crisis. About the breeding that’s laying waste to the world’s living systems. But it’s probably not the population crisis you’re thinking of. This is about another one, that we seem to find almost impossible to discuss.

Strategic Incompetence

November 13, 2015 - 00:07 -- Admin

The agencies supposed to protect the living world have been neutered, and polluters and wildlife destroyers now have a free hand.

By George Monbiot, published on the Guardian’s website 12th November 2015

Moral Blankness

November 11, 2015 - 18:30 -- Admin

A leaked letter from David Cameron offers a remarkable – and terrifying – insight into his mind.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 11th November 2015

Loved to Death

November 6, 2015 - 23:14 -- Admin

The UK’s national parks should be redesignated as ecological disaster zones.


A lecture to the UK National Parks conference, by George Monbiot, 14th October 2015

This is my ferocious attack on the dire state of the UK’s national parks, and my ideas for how they could be improved.

How to Build a Crisis

November 4, 2015 - 21:14 -- Admin

Banks and corporations are being liberated from the rule of law, and are ripping the world apart.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 4th November 2015


What have governments learnt from the financial crisis? I could write a column spelling it out. Or I could do the same job with one word. Nothing.