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Articles from George Monbiot

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.

Putting the Con into Consultation

November 26, 2015 - 22:58 -- Admin

An online tool that changes your answers is not the only problem with this attempt to fake public consent for dredging a dolphin reserve.

By George Monbiot, published on the Guardian’s website, 26th November 2015

It’s every politician’s dream: an electronic feature that automatically changes people’s votes from no to yes. It’s the perfect antidote to those tiresome folk who insist on having their voices heard. You know, the ones who claim we live in a democracy.

False Promise

November 25, 2015 - 06:58 -- Admin

The belief that economic growth can be detached from destruction appears to be based on a simple accounting mistake.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 25th November 2015

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