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Articles from George Monbiot

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.

Disposable Planet

September 15, 2016 - 16:09 -- Admin

Consumerism occupies a sacred and inviolable space, while the wonders of the living world are dispensable.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 14th September 2016

The world’s largest land animal, the biggest fish, the bird with the greatest wingspan, the largest primate: all are sliding towards extinction at astounding speed. If we will not protect such magnificent species, what are we prepared to do?

Here They Come Again

September 7, 2016 - 22:07 -- Admin

Corporate lobbyists and their captive governments try to wear down our resistance with one fake trade treaty after another.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 7th September 2016

Is it over? Can it be true? If so, it’s a victory for a campaign that once looked hopeless, pitched against a fortress of political, corporate and bureaucratic power.

Black Hole

August 18, 2016 - 16:20 -- Admin

The fake grassroots campaign run by grouse shooters is just one instance of the way democracy is being bypassed

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 17th August 2016

This is how, in a democracy, you win when you’re outnumbered: you purchase the results. It’s how politics now works: the very rich throw money at the parties, lobby groups and think tanks that project their demands. If they are clever, they keep their names out of it.

Stock Answer

August 11, 2016 - 17:38 -- Admin

Why I took the plunge at last and converted (almost) to veganism

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 10th August 2016

The world can cope with 7 or even 10 billion people. But only if we stop eating meat. Livestock farming is the most potent means by which we amplify our presence on the planet. It’s the amount of land an animal-based diet needs that makes it so destructive.