Articles from George Monbiot
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
Farming animals is as unsustainable as mining coal.
By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 4th October 2017
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 Guardian 27th September 2017
Are you a statist, or a free marketeer? Do you believe that intervention should be minimised, or that state ownership and regulation should be expanded? This is our central political debate. But it is based on a mistaken premise.
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.
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
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 in the Guardian, 9th September 2017
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
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.
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.