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Articles from George Monbiot

Wheel of Fortune

February 22, 2018 - 21:08 -- Admin

Only the left can break the cycle of wealth accumulation.

By George Monbiot, published on, 21st February 2018


This is my opening speech at the Intelligence Squared debate at the Emmanuel Centre, London, 21st February, with Roger Scruton, Stella Creasy and Kwasi Kwarteng: The Left Has Right on Its Side.  

I speak without notes, but this is the text I roughly memorised.

Resisting Resistance

February 17, 2018 - 18:48 -- Admin

A US-UK trade deal threatens to export the horrors of US corporate livestock production

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 14th February 2018


It looks like a proper zombie apocalypse. Bacteria we thought we had conquered are on the march again, defeating almost all attempts to slaughter them. Having broken through the outer walls, they have reached our last lines of defence. Antibiotic resistance is among the greatest threats to human health.

The Unseen World

December 28, 2017 - 23:43 -- Admin

To be aware of the wonders of the living planet is to take on an unbearable burden of grief

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 19th December 2017


We Can’t Keep Eating Like This

December 14, 2017 - 00:35 -- Admin

This is the question everyone should be attending to – where is the food going to come from?

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 11th December 2017


Brexit; the crushing of democracy by billionaires; the next financial crash; a rogue US president: none of them keeps me awake at night. This is not because I don’t care – I care very much. It’s only because I have a bigger question on my mind. Where is the food going to come from?

Driven Mad

December 2, 2017 - 04:10 -- Admin

How the waste and inefficiency of neoliberalism attacks our children’s health

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 29th November 2017


Deregulation, the government and the newspapers assure us, saves money and time and reduces frustration. That’s the theory. But, as I see every day, it doesn’t quite work like this.


October 23, 2017 - 22:25 -- Admin

The scale and speed of environmental collapse is beyond imagination.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 20th October 2017

Which of these would you name as the world’s most pressing environmental issue? Climate breakdown, air pollution, water loss, plastic waste or urban expansion? My answer is none of the above. Almost incredibly, I believe that climate breakdown takes third place, behind two issues that receive only a fraction of the attention.