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Articles from George Monbiot

Reframing the Planet

April 22, 2014 - 17:01 -- Admin

People who think they are protecting nature by costing it are stepping straight into the destroyers’ trap.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 22nd April 2014

George Orwell warned that “the logical end of mechanical progress is to reduce the human being to something resembling a brain in a bottle”(1). This is a story of how it happens.

Loved to Death

April 8, 2014 - 17:00 -- Admin

By embracing their critics and colonising governments, corporations engineer a world of conformity and consumerism.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 8th April 2014

Loss Adjustment

April 1, 2014 - 05:51 -- Admin

When people say we should adapt to climate change, do they have any idea what that means?

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 1st April 2014

Destroyer of Worlds

March 25, 2014 - 07:20 -- Admin

New research suggests there was no state of grace: for two million years humankind has been the natural world’s nemesis.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 25th March 2014

You want to know who we are? Really? You think you do, but you will regret it. This article, if you have any love for the world, will inject you with a venom – a soul-scraping sadness – without an obvious antidote.

Smoke-Filled Rooms

March 18, 2014 - 07:23 -- Admin

How the media gives Big Tobacco everything it wants.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 18th March 2014

Almost everything is fake. The brave proverbs with which we were brought up – the truth will out, cheats never prosper, virtue will triumph – turn out to be unfounded. For the most part, our lives are run and our views are formed by chancers, cheats and charlatans.

The Biogas Disaster

March 14, 2014 - 22:47 -- Admin

How the perverse consequences of a great idea are destroying the natural world.

By George Monbiot, published on the Guardian’s website 14th March 2014

In principle it’s a brilliant solution. Instead of leaving food waste and sewage and animal manure to decay in the open air, releasing methane which contributes to global warming, you can contain it, use micro-organisms to digest it, and capture the gas.