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Articles from George Monbiot

Dead Line

August 25, 2021 - 02:22 -- Admin

Future corporate profits are officially more important than life on Earth.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 19th August 2021

The human tragedy is that there is no connection between what we know and what we do. Almost everyone is now at least vaguely aware that we face the greatest catastrophe our species has ever confronted. Yet scarcely anyone alters their behaviour in response: above all, their driving, flying and consumption of meat and dairy.

Noble Rot

August 16, 2021 - 19:26 -- Admin

Protecting the natural world means creating tomorrow’s ancient habitats.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 8th August 2021

We have a slow food movement and a slow travel movement. But we’re missing something, and its absence contributes to our escalating crisis. We need a slow ecology movement, and we need it fast.

How to Rule Forever

August 16, 2021 - 19:16 -- Admin

Do new technologies make autocrats impossible to overthrow?

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 27th July 2021

Democracy depends on an equality of arms. If governments acquire political weapons unavailable to their opponents, they become harder to dislodge. They now possess so many that I begin to wonder how an efficient autocracy, once established, might ever again be overthrown.

Shitstorm

July 24, 2021 - 22:54 -- Admin

Our team uncovers the remarkable, but scarcely understood, truth about river pollution.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 21st July 2021

This Stinks

July 16, 2021 - 22:13 -- Admin

Our rivers and seas are being transformed into open sewers by greedy business and useless governments.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 13th July 2021

Extinction’s Collaborators

July 16, 2021 - 22:04 -- Admin

How the media stoked the climate crisis.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 8th July 2021

Yes, we should rake over the coals. And the oil, and the gas. Democratic accountability means remembering who helped to stoke the climate crisis. We should hold the fossil fuel companies to account.

The Home Front

June 28, 2021 - 19:05 -- Admin

People who own second homes cause homelessness and community death. Yet the government rewards them with lavish subsidies and tax breaks.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 23rd June 2021

How big would our housing crisis be if it were not for second homes? It’s a question almost no one in public life wants to ask, let alone answer. But it becomes more urgent every day.

Absolute Zero

June 22, 2021 - 20:20 -- Admin

Every new climate pledge is an attempt to distract people from the failed ones it replaces.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 26th May 2021

Borderline

May 23, 2021 - 18:03 -- Admin

The government has gone to extreme lengths to close our borders to refugees and people seeking work, yet has left them wide open to Covid-19.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 19th May 2021

Once again, through gross neglect, the government is in danger of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. Its astonishing dithering over the Indian variant of Covid-19 sustains its unbroken record of incompetence and procrastination.

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