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Articles from George Monbiot

The Smog Chancellor

September 21, 2017 - 19:41 -- Admin

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 the natural world and the future wellbeing of humanity? Donald Trump will soon be the correct answer, when the full force of his havoc has been felt. But for now I would place another name in the frame. Angela Merkel.

Urge, Splurge, Purge

September 15, 2017 - 19:32 -- Admin

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

 

Don’t Look Now

September 2, 2017 - 17:07 -- Admin

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 August 2017

It is not only Donald Trump’s government that censors the discussion of climate change; it is the entire body of polite opinion. This is why, though the links are clear and obvious, the majority of news reports on Hurricane Harvey have made no mention of the human contribution.

Natural Language

August 11, 2017 - 22:07 -- Admin

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 9th August 2017

 

If Moses had promised the Israelites a land flowing with mammary secretions and insect vomit, would they have followed him into Canaan? Though this means milk and honey, I doubt it.

Out of the Wreckage

August 1, 2017 - 20:15 -- Admin

A New Politics for an Age of Crisis

What does the good life—and the good society—look like in the twenty-first century?

A toxic ideology rules the world – of extreme competition and individualism. It misrepresents human nature, destroying hope and common purpose. Only a positive vision can replace it, a new story that re-engages people in politics and lights a path to a better world.

Game of Chicken

July 27, 2017 - 23:56 -- Admin

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

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