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Articles from George Monbiot

Channelling the Joy

June 17, 2015 - 16:56 -- Admin

In defending the natural world, we should be honest about our motivations – it’s love that drives us, not money.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 17th June 2015

Who wants to see the living world destroyed? Who wants an end to birdsong, bees and coral reefs, the falcon’s stoop, the salmon’s leap? Who wants to see the soil stripped from the land, the sea rimed with rubbish?

China Syndrome

June 14, 2015 - 15:17 -- Admin

We should stop recycling the old “Yellow Peril” myth. The people most hostile to action on climate change are American and British, not Chinese.

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

China is the world’s excuse for cruelty and barbarism. If we don’t behave atrociously, politicians and columnists assure us, China will, so we had better do it first, before we are outcompeted.


June 10, 2015 - 03:30 -- Admin

Surrender your freedom, avoid daylight, live to work, and you too could join a toxic, paranoid elite.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 10th June 2015

Perhaps because the alternative is hideous to contemplate, we persuade ourselves that those who wield power know what they are doing. The belief in a guiding intelligence is hard to shake.

The Abuses of Enchantment

May 29, 2015 - 21:25 -- Admin

The cruelties of factory farming shelter behind a fairytale image, promoted by advertisers and children’s authors.

By George Monbiot, published on the Guardian’s website 29th May 2015

The way that meat, eggs and milk are produced is surrounded by one of our great silences, in which most people collaborate. We don’t want to know, because knowing would force anyone with a capacity for empathy to change their diet.