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Articles from George Monbiot

One-Way Street

November 10, 2016 - 03:28 -- Admin

The High Court judgement on air pollution is an opportunity to rethink our whole transport system.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 9th November 2016

Talking Cure

November 7, 2016 - 23:13 -- Admin

Only by crossing social boundaries and coming together can we resist the forces that threaten to crush us.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 2nd November 2016

If there is an irrepressible human trait, it’s the determination, against all odds, to reconnect. Though governments seek to atomise and rule, we will keep finding ways to come together. Our social brains forbid any other outcome. They urge us to reach out, even when the world seems hostile.

The Man in the Mirror

October 28, 2016 - 17:51 -- Admin

Donald Trump is not an outlier, but the distillation of our dominant values

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 26th October 2016

What is the worst thing about Donald Trump? The lies? The racist stereotypes? The misogyny? The alleged gropings? The apparent refusal to accept democratic outcomes? All these are bad enough. But they’re not the worst. The worst thing about Donald Trump is that he’s the man in the mirror.

What We Are

October 7, 2016 - 03:14 -- Admin

Democracy cannot work as it is meant to; human nature does not allow it.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 5th October 2016

What if democracy doesn’t work? What if it never has and never will? What if government of the people, by the people, for the people is a fairytale? What if it functions as a justifying myth for liars and charlatans?

What Lies Beneath

September 29, 2016 - 03:16 -- Admin

It’s a simple choice: stop all fossil fuel prospecting, or break the Paris agreement on climate change.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 28th September 2016

Carmageddon Beckons

September 22, 2016 - 21:27 -- Admin

There are plenty of brilliant plans for getting us moving without trashing the planet. So why aren’t they happening?

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 21st September 2016


It was a mistake, a monumental, world-class mistake. Cars for everyone was one of the stupidest promises that politicians ever made.