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Articles from George Monbiot

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.

Nothing to See Here

October 30, 2015 - 18:50 -- Admin

In the greatest environmental disaster of the 21st Century (so far), Indonesia has been blotted out by smoke. And the media.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 30th October 2015

Human Kind

October 14, 2015 - 17:20 -- Admin

Fascinating new lines of research suggest that we are good people, tolerating bad things.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 14th October 2015

Do you find yourself thrashing against the tide of human indifference and selfishness? Are you oppressed by the sense that while you care, others don’t? That because of humankind’s callousness, civilisation and the rest of life on earth are basically stuffed? If so, you are not alone. But neither are you right.

On Bullshit

October 5, 2015 - 20:11 -- Admin

The hideous pollution case I stumbled on illustrates our failure to see the harm caused by animal farming.

By George Monbiot, published on the Guardian’s website, 5th October 2015


Eat less meat and fish, drink less milk. No request could be simpler, or more consequential. Nothing we do has greater potential for reducing our impacts on the living planet. Yet no request is more likely to elicit a baffled, hurt or furious response.

Inhospitable Planet

September 30, 2015 - 03:18 -- Admin

There may be water on Mars. But is there intelligent life on Earth?

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 30th September 2015

Evidence for flowing water on Mars – this opens up the possibility of life; of wonders we cannot begin to imagine. Its discovery is an astonishing achievement. Meanwhile, Martian scientists continue their search for intelligent life on Earth.

Wiping the World Clean

September 24, 2015 - 17:12 -- Admin

The Ecomodernists launching their manifesto today propose solutions that are both ignorant and brutal.

By George Monbiot, published on the Guardian’s website, 24th September 2015

Beware of simple solutions to complex problems. That is a crucial lesson from history; a lesson that intelligent people in every age keep failing to learn.

Smoke and Mirrors

September 23, 2015 - 06:13 -- Admin

Pollution, as scandals on both sides of the Atlantic show, is a physical manifestation of corruption.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 23 September 2015

Power Failure

September 21, 2015 - 16:20 -- Admin

Yes, we are pro-nuclear, but the proposed Hinkley C plant should be scrapped.

By George Monbiot, Mark Lynas and Chris Goodall. Published in the Guardian 18th September 2015

The Iron Mask

September 12, 2015 - 00:10 -- Admin

Living as if seen from the future.

By George Monbiot. A lecture to the International Conference of National Trusts, Cambridge, 11th September 2015