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Articles from George Monbiot

Hopeless Realism

November 20, 2018 - 00:55 -- Admin

No effective means of stopping climate breakdown is deemed “politically realistic”. So we must change political realities.

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


In a World of Their Own

November 11, 2018 - 18:53 -- Admin

By downplaying and misrepresenting our environmental crisis, David Attenborough and the BBC have generated complacency, confusion and ignorance.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian, 7th Novemeber 2018


An Electrifying Idea

November 7, 2018 - 01:16 -- Admin

What if we abandoned photosynthesis as the means of producing food, and released most of the world’s surface from agriculture?

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 31st October 2018


Farmed Out

October 12, 2018 - 20:39 -- Admin

The government’s Agriculture Bill seeks to replace regulation with public money. Who will contest this new protection racket?

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 10th October 2018


My Way Or The Highway

August 24, 2018 - 17:48 -- Admin

The crucial decisions about major infrastructure are made behind closed doors.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 22nd August 2018


Where democracy counts most, it is nowhere to be seen. The decisions that shape the life of a nation are taken behind our backs. With occasional exceptions, public choice is reserved for trivia.


August 17, 2018 - 16:27 -- Admin

In 1976, we ate more than we do today. So why are we fatter?

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 15th August 2018

Invisible Hands

July 21, 2018 - 22:29 -- Admin

Dark money is undermining our democracies, and it’s never darker than when channelled through lobby groups masquerading as think tanks

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 19th July 2018

A mere two millennia after Roman politicians paid mobs to riot on their behalf, we are beginning to understand the role of dark money in politics, and its perennial threat to democracy. Dark money is cash whose source is not made public, that is spent to change political outcomes.

Sunset for Liberal Democracy

June 18, 2018 - 15:44 -- Admin

The denial of popular sovereignty by mainstream leaders allows demagogues like Trump to pose as democratic champions.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 18th June 2018


He gets almost everything wrong. But last weekend Donald Trump got something right. To the horror of the other leaders of the rich world, he defended democracy against its detractors. Perhaps predictably, he has been universally condemned for it.