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Articles from George Monbiot

Spirited Away

September 24, 2021 - 15:54 -- Admin

How the counterculture fell prey to the far-right’s conspiracy theories.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 22nd September 2021

The Best-Laid Plans

September 19, 2021 - 03:21 -- Admin

The Conservatives promised that communities could reshape their own towns. As the shocking case of Totnes shows, it’s a con.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 15th September 2021

Among the most important democratic questions is how the land surrounding us is used. Is it providing homes we can afford, public services and green spaces, or is it being used by a few to impose damaging schemes on the rest of us and extract profits at our expense?

On The Cusp

September 15, 2021 - 20:14 -- Admin

Earth systems could tip before 2050. We urgently need more stringent climate targets.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 9th September 2021

Bloodhounds

August 27, 2021 - 17:39 -- Admin

The media’s lust for blood helped march us into the disastrous wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. It wants us to forget that.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 25th August 2021

Dead Line

August 25, 2021 - 02:22 -- Admin

Future corporate profits are officially more important than life on Earth.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 19th August 2021

The human tragedy is that there is no connection between what we know and what we do. Almost everyone is now at least vaguely aware that we face the greatest catastrophe our species has ever confronted. Yet scarcely anyone alters their behaviour in response: above all, their driving, flying and consumption of meat and dairy.

Noble Rot

August 16, 2021 - 19:26 -- Admin

Protecting the natural world means creating tomorrow’s ancient habitats.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 8th August 2021

We have a slow food movement and a slow travel movement. But we’re missing something, and its absence contributes to our escalating crisis. We need a slow ecology movement, and we need it fast.

How to Rule Forever

August 16, 2021 - 19:16 -- Admin

Do new technologies make autocrats impossible to overthrow?

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 27th July 2021

Democracy depends on an equality of arms. If governments acquire political weapons unavailable to their opponents, they become harder to dislodge. They now possess so many that I begin to wonder how an efficient autocracy, once established, might ever again be overthrown.

Shitstorm

July 24, 2021 - 22:54 -- Admin

Our team uncovers the remarkable, but scarcely understood, truth about river pollution.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 21st July 2021

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