George Monbiot

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28 09 2022 | 15:46

Earth is under threat, yet you would scarcely know it

Unlike most of the media, the Guardian resists political or commercial influence in order to keep the climate crisis front and centre  

01 09 2022 | 08:58

The most damaging farm products? Organic, pasture-fed beef and lamb

Perhaps the most important of all environmental issues is land use. Every hectare of land we use for extractive industries is a hectare that can’t support wild forests, savannahs, wetlands, natural…

19 07 2022 | 11:44

Capitalism is killing the planet. – it’s time to stop buying into our own destruction

Instead of focusing on ‘micro consumerist bollocks’ like ditching our plastic coffee cups, we must challenge the pursuit of wealth and level down, not up There is a myth about human beings that…

12 07 2022 | 06:58

It’s democracy v plutocracy – this is the endgame for our planet

It feels like the end game. In the US last week, the third perverse and highly partisan supreme court decision in a few days made American efforts to prevent climate breakdown almost impossible.…

24 06 2022 | 11:46

There’s a simple way to unite everyone behind climate justice – and it’s within our power

It has proved too easy to stop people uniting around the crucial issues of our time. Those who demand better pay and conditions for workers and justice for poor people have been pitched by demagogues…

26 05 2022 | 07:33

The banks collapsed in 2008 – and our food system is about to do the same

For the past few years, scientists have been frantically sounding an alarm that governments refuse to hear: the global food system is beginning to look like the global financial system in the run-up…

14 02 2022 | 07:34

When it comes to the ‘costs’ of going green, the Tories suddenly care about poverty

Energy bills are not increasing because of feeble environmental levies – the solution is a tax on the oil giants

27 01 2022 | 09:14

Carbon offsetting is not warding off environmental collapse – it’s accelerating it

There is nothing that cannot be corrupted, nothing good that cannot be transformed into something bad. And there is no clearer example than the great climate land grab. We now know that it’s not…

10 01 2022 | 07:23

Watching Don’t Look Up made me see my whole life of campaigning flash before me

I’ve broken down on TV too, trying to explain the horror of the climate crisis to those who wield power and do nothing

16 12 2021 | 10:07

How border walls are triggering ecological disaster

Like humanity, wildlife knows no boundaries. Stopping people moving also carves up habitats, driving species to extinction

06 11 2021 | 09:53

Monbiot: Never mind aid, never mind loans: what poor nations are owed is reparations. (Guardian)

At Cop26 the wealthy countries cast themselves as saviours, yet their efforts are hopelessly inadequate and will prolong the injustice   The story of the past 500 years can be crudely summarised…

01 11 2021 | 10:23

Capitalism is killing the planet – it’s time to stop buying into our own destruction

Instead of focusing on ‘micro consumerist bollocks’ like ditching our plastic coffee cups, we must challenge the pursuit of wealth and level down, not up There is a myth about human beings that…

04 10 2021 | 13:33

‘Green growth’ doesn’t exist – less of everything is the only way to avert catastrophe

It is simply not possible to carry on at the current level of economic activity without destroying the environment

17 09 2021 | 15:37

We can’t build our way out of the environmental crisis

New infrastructure projects are all the rage, post-pandemic. But who benefits from a rising tide of concrete?

07 09 2020 | 10:50

No 10 and the secretly funded lobby groups intent on undermining democracy.

Thinktanks such as Policy Exchange are working to shift power away from state institutions – into the prime minister’s office. To accumulate power, a government with authoritarian tendencies must…

16 08 2020 | 08:10

The government is looking the other way while Britain's rivers die before our eyes.

Across the UK, once thriving waterways are being wiped out by farming and water companies. You can judge the state of a nation by the state of its rivers. Pollution is the physical expression of…

14 06 2020 | 14:50

Boris Johnson's US trade deal will make Britain a paradise for disaster capitalists.

Chlorinated chicken is just the start. The government intends to rip up food standards, public services and public protections

11 05 2020 | 07:35

How did Michael Moore become a hero to climate deniers and the far right?

Denial never dies; it just goes quiet and waits. Today, after years of irrelevance, the climate science deniers are triumphant. Long after their last, desperate claims had collapsed, when they had…

07 05 2020 | 07:57

Airlines and oil giants are on the brink. No government should offer them a lifeline.

This crisis is a chance to rebuild our economy for the good of humanity. Let’s bail out the living world, not its destroyers Do Not Resuscitate. This tag should be attached to the oil, airline and…

05 04 2019 | 10:17

The destruction of the Earth is a crime. It should be prosecuted

Businesses should be liable for the harm they do. Polly Higgins has launched a push to make ecocide an international crime. Why do we wait until someone has passed away before we honour them? I…