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Articles from George Monbiot

Sex Pests

January 14, 2016 - 02:20 -- Admin

Who is most responsible for high abortion rates? The religious right.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 13th January 2016

Here is the fact that everyone debating abortion should know. There is no association between its legality and its incidence. In other words, banning abortion does not stop the practice; it merely makes it more dangerous.

Trickle-Down Theory

January 8, 2016 - 00:32 -- Admin

How the government learnt absolutely nothing from the recent floods.

By George Monbiot, published on the Guardian’s website, 7th January 2016

Those of you with memories longer than a week will be aware that Britain experienced a degree of hydrological inconvenience in December. You know: 16,000 homes inundated, £5bn of damage, that kind of thing. I vaguely recall that it made the news once or twice.

All Change

January 8, 2016 - 00:23 -- Admin

An ability to contest the circumstances of our birth is an essential element of our humanity.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 6th January 2016

Going Downhill Fast

December 30, 2015 - 07:25 -- Admin

How public money and crazy policies speed water off the land and into our homes

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 30th December 2015

These floods were not just predictable. They were predicted. There were clear and specific warnings that the management of land upstream of the towns now featuring in the news would lead to disaster.

Sacrifice

December 23, 2015 - 08:22 -- Admin

The joints of meat that do more damage than a long-haul flight

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 23rd December 2015

Life and Death

December 16, 2015 - 05:59 -- Admin

The remarkable decline in violence between humans suggests that we could also restrain our violence against the planet.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 16th December 2015

Cop-Out

December 16, 2015 - 05:56 -- Admin

The COP21 climate talks in Paris were not the success that governments claim, but a disastrous failure.

By George Monbiot, published on the Guardian’s website, 12th December 2015

 

By comparison to what it could have been, it’s a miracle. By comparison to what it should have been, it’s a disaster.

Look Around

December 8, 2015 - 16:43 -- Admin

There are plenty of real problems with aircraft emissions. But thousands of people are obsessed instead with a fairy tale.

By George Monbiot, published on the Guardian’s website 4th December 2015

You spend years trying to get people to take an interest in aircraft emissions. Then at last the issue gets picked up – but in the most perverse way possible.

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