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Articles from George Monbiot

Fishy Business

January 3, 2022 - 19:50 -- Admin

The ease with which I registered my dead goldfish as a waste disposer shows how total regulatory collapse has opened the door to organised crime.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 24th December 2021

This is the Moment

December 13, 2021 - 21:58 -- Admin

At extraordinary speed, the government is shutting down crucial political freedoms. We must resist while we still can.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 8th December 2021.

Cleaning Up

November 27, 2021 - 01:11 -- Admin

Thanks to disgraceful government failures, an illegal waste-dumping mafia is now burning and burying millions of tonnes of dangerous materials.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 24th November 2021

Domino Theory

November 19, 2021 - 22:37 -- Admin

Our last, best hope of averting systemic environmental collapse is to use the peculiarities of complex systems to trigger cascading political regime shifts.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 14th November 2021.

Wealth Curse

November 13, 2021 - 05:17 -- Admin

Why do we tolerate the massive environmental impacts of the very rich?

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 10th November 2021

Looting By Other Means

November 10, 2021 - 18:06 -- Admin

What the rich nations owe the poor is not climate aid or climate loans. It’s climate reparations.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 5th November 2021

The story of the past 500 years can be crudely summarised as follows. A handful of European nations, which had mastered both the art of violence and advanced seafaring technology, used these faculties to invade other territories and seize their land, labour and resources.

Groundtruthed

November 5, 2021 - 19:03 -- Admin

Almost everything being said by powerful governments at COP26 is a distraction from the crucial task: keeping fossil fuels in the ground.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 3rd November 2021

Surface Tension

November 3, 2021 - 06:31 -- Admin

Our survival depends on piercing the glassy surface of distraction, and ceasing to obey.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 30th October 2021

There is a myth about human beings that withstands all evidence. It’s that we always put our survival first. This is true of other species. When confronted by an impending threat, such as winter, they invest great resources into avoiding or withstanding it: migrating or hibernating, for example. Humans are a different matter.

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