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Articles from George Monbiot

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.

Baying Mob

October 16, 2021 - 21:03 -- Admin

Gangs of thugs rampage through the countryside. Yet the police look the other way, and the government does nothing.

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

Something is going badly wrong in the countryside. For years, despite abundant video evidence, bloodsports enthusiasts have intimidated and attacked people who criticise and seek to monitor them, with apparent impunity.

Fire Front

October 11, 2021 - 21:52 -- Admin

Destroying the world’s living systems and draining its wealth are not perversions of capitalism. They are capitalism.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 7th October 2021

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