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George Monbiot: Eating the Earth

A rough transcript of my speech at the Oxford Farmers’ Conference debate, on the motion “This House Believes Eating Meat Will Be A Thing of the Past by 2100” By …

2018-01-17 13:52   Click to comment

George Monbiot: A Grand Plan to Do Nothing

The government’s 25 Year Environment Plan is a work of cowardice By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 11th January 2018 It’s as if it were written with an angel …

2018-01-12 06:50   Click to comment

George Monbiot: Comfort Zone

If you want to see real no-platforming, look at the newspapers By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 10th January 2018   When people obsess over a trivial issue, it …

2018-01-11 17:31   Click to comment

George Monbiot: The Unseen World

To be aware of the wonders of the living planet is to take on an unbearable burden of grief By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 19th December 2017   …

2017-12-28 12:43   Click to comment

George Monbiot: We Can’t Keep Eating Like This

This is the question everyone should be attending to – where is the food going to come from? By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 11th December 2017   Brexit; …

2017-12-13 13:35   Click to comment

George Monbiot: Driven Mad

How the waste and inefficiency of neoliberalism attacks our children’s health By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 29th November 2017   Deregulation, the government and the newspapers assure us, …

2017-12-01 17:10   Click to comment

George Monbiot: Everything Must Go

Economic growth will destroy everything. There’s no way of greening it – we need a new system. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 22nd November 2017   Everyone wants …

2017-11-24 09:58   Click to comment

George Monbiot: Rogue State

How the guardians of nationhood conspire in its destruction. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 18th November 2017 What is this country we are asked to love? This might …

2017-11-20 11:08   Click to comment

George Monbiot: Toxic Atmosphere

How a chemical weapons attack in Syria spawned a shameful series of conspiracy theories By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 15th November 2017 What do we believe? This is …

2017-11-18 16:10   Click to comment

George Monbiot: Escape Hatch

My adventures in the golden realm. Interview by Phil Treagus with George Monbiot, published by The Reading Lists, 21st October 2017   When someone asks you ‘what do you do …

2017-11-03 09:39   Click to comment

George Monbiot: Becoming Unstoppable

“We do not need to change human nature. We need to reveal it.”. Interview by Mark Karlin with George Monbiot, published by Truth Out, 22nd October 2017   You begin …

2017-11-02 17:40   Click to comment

George Monbiot: Rooting Out Democracy

The Sheffield tree massacre is one result of the monstrous, impenetrable officialdom that neoliberalism creates By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 25th October 2017   One of neoliberalism’s promises …

2017-10-30 07:41   Click to comment

George Monbiot: Insectageddon

The scale and speed of environmental collapse is beyond imagination. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 20th October 2017 Which of these would you name as the world’s most …

2017-10-23 12:25   Click to comment

George Monbiot: Vote Often

Our representative democracy is scarcely worthy of the name. 21st Century politics demands a more participatory system By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 18th October 2017   You lost, …

2017-10-20 12:30   Click to comment

George Monbiot: The Ground Beneath Our Feet

Some radical ideas for reshaping the economy. By George Monbiot, published on LabourList, 16th October 2017   The ideology Labour confronts has penetrated so far into our lives, and has …

2017-10-19 10:18   Click to comment

George Monbiot: Labouratory

We should use the political space being opened by the Labour resurgence to develop a new, participatory economy By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 11th October 2017   We …

2017-10-13 16:20   Click to comment

George Monbiot: The Meat of the Matter

Farming animals is as unsustainable as mining coal. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 4th October 2017 What will future generations, looking back on our age, see as its …

2017-10-06 18:58   Click to comment

George Monbiot: Common Wealth

Hope lies with a great, neglected sector of the economy, through which we can create a system that is neither capitalist nor state communist. By George Monbiot, published in the …

2017-10-02 11:43   Click to comment

George Monbiot: The Smog Chancellor

Who is the world’s leading environmental vandal? The answer may surprise you. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 20th September 2017 Which living person has done most to destroy …

2017-09-21 10:41   Click to comment

George Monbiot: Urge, Splurge, Purge

The demand for perpetual economic growth, and the collective madness it provokes, leads inexorably to environmental collapse By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 13th September 2017   There was …

2017-09-15 10:32   Click to comment

George Monbiot: How Do We Get Out of This Mess?

Four observations and one political story that turn despair into hope By George Monbiot, adapted from Out of the Wreckage: a new politics for an age of crisis, and published …

2017-09-11 14:28   Click to comment

George Monbiot: The Lady Has Turned

Aung San Suu Kyi should lose her Nobel Prize, as a result of her disgraceful complicity in genocide By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 6th September 2017 Those of …

2017-09-08 13:13   Click to comment

George Monbiot: Don’t Look Now

The media avoids the subject of climate breakdown – to do otherwise is to bring the entire infrastructure of thought crashing down By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 29 …

2017-09-02 08:07   Click to comment

George Monbiot: Natural Language

If we want people to engage with the living world, we should stop using such constipated terms to describe our relationship to it. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian …

2017-08-11 13:07   Click to comment

George Monbiot: Pollution Solutions

Electric cars address only a small part of the problem – we need to rethink the whole crazy transport system. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 2nd August 2017 …

2017-08-04 14:49   Click to comment

George Monbiot: Out of the Wreckage

  A New Politics for an Age of Crisis By George Monbiot. Forthcoming – to be published 5 Sept 2017 by Verso Books. What does the good life—and the good …

2017-08-01 11:15   Click to comment

George Monbiot: How Did We Get into This Mess?

Politics, Equality, Nature By George Monbiot. Published 2016 by Verso Books. Where we have gone wrong, and what to do about it. “Without countervailing voices, naming and challenging power, political …

2017-08-01 10:40   Click to comment

George Monbiot: Game of Chicken

Global trade once made us rich. Now it unleashes a full-spectrum assault on our well-being. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 26th July 2017 What’s wrong with chlorinated chicken? …

2017-07-27 14:56   Click to comment

George Monbiot: Missing Link

How a secretive network built around a Nobel prizewinner set out to curtail our freedoms By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 19th July 2017 It’s the missing chapter: a …

2017-07-21 15:59   Click to comment

George Monbiot: The Lie of the Land

The Lake District’s world heritage status reveals a widespread betrayal of the living world, by both conservation groups and the UN By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 12th July …

2017-07-13 15:00   Click to comment


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