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Articles from George Monbiot

Feel the Burn

July 1, 2022 - 15:44 -- Admin

While millions starve, crops are used to feed cars. It’s obscene.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 30th June 2022

What can you say about governments that, in the midst of a global food crisis, choose instead to feed machines? You might say they were crazy, uncaring or cruel. But these words scarcely suffice when you seek to describe the burning of food while millions starve.

Revolt Against Debt

June 27, 2022 - 19:09 -- Admin

This could be how the fight against climate breakdown reaches critical mass.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 24th June 2022

It has proved too easy to stop people uniting around the crucial issues of our time. Those who demand better pay and conditions for workers and justice for the poor have been pitched by demagogues and corporate lobbyists against those who demand a habitable planet.

Shit Creek

June 15, 2022 - 15:39 -- Admin

New revelations show how one of the most treasured rivers in Europe is being killed by intensive livestock farms.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 10th June 2022

Pirates of the North Sea

June 13, 2022 - 23:06 -- Admin

The government’s attempt to hide a toxic waste disaster heralds a new bonanza for organised crime.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 6th June 2022

With every passing week, it looks more like a cover-up. The repeated mass strandings of crabs and lobsters on the coast of north-east England, and the ever less plausible explanations provided by the government, are the outward signs of an undersea disaster and a grim new politics.

Contagious Collapse

May 20, 2022 - 19:54 -- Admin

The global food system is in much more trouble than we think.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 19th May 2022

For the past few years, scientists have been frantically sounding an alarm that governments refuse to hear: the global food system is beginning to look like the global financial system in the run-up to 2008.

Politics Deniers

May 16, 2022 - 21:40 -- Admin

Those who claim that we can prevent environmental collapse without political pressure or political change are now more dangerous than climate deniers.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 13th May 2022

Social Vivisection

May 9, 2022 - 19:22 -- Admin

Across 12 years, the Conservatives have ruined countless lives and destroyed our social fabric. Why would anyone vote for them?

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian

There is one question that counts when you cast your vote: have they made life better? This month, the Conservatives will have been in office for 12 years. Today, in the local elections, we have a chance to pass judgment on their record. What does it look like?