George Monbiot

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16 08 2023 | 14:29

Here’s the truth about Sunak’s plans for the North Sea: he will sell out the planet to the dirtiest bidders

To understand this moment, we have to recognise that there is an existential struggle on both sides. While environmental scientists and activists fight for the very survival of the habitable planet,…

03 01 2023 | 18:38

My burning shame: I fitted my house with three wood-burning stoves

Wood burners are incredibly bad for the environment – and flood our homes with toxins, too. I wish I’d known that in 2008 It’s shame that has stopped me writing about it before. The shame of…

29 11 2022 | 07:53

Embrace what may be the most important green technology ever. It could save us all

Never mind the yuck factor: precision fermentation could produce new staple foods, and end our reliance on farming

21 11 2022 | 06:33

Our leaders had a final chance to halt climate breakdown. They failed each and every one of us

It’s a miracle that any one of us is alive today. Those with the power to grant that miracle to future generations chose not to

10 11 2022 | 11:39

There’s one big subject our leaders at Cop27 won’t touch: livestock farming

It’s on course to guzzle half the world’s carbon budget, so why are governments so afraid to discuss it?

22 10 2022 | 06:52

Do we really care more about Van Gogh’s sunflowers than real ones?

The Just Stop Oil activists are accused of using tactics that will backfire. But ‘respectable’ protest is roundly ignored

17 10 2022 | 06:47

I’m part of the ‘anti-growth coalition’ Liz Truss loves to hate – and I’m proud of it

The PM’s vision of growth is part of the class war that is transferring power from Britain’s poorest people to its richest

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