George Monbiot

George Monbiot is the author of the best selling books The Age of Consent: a manifesto for a new world order and Captive State: the corporate takeover of Britain. He writes a weekly column for the Guardian newspaper. Visit his website at www.monbiot.com

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 7:00am
The Impossibility of Growth Demands a New Economic System
Let us imagine that in 3030BC the total possessions of the people of Egypt filled one cubic metre. Let us propose that these possessions grew by 4.5% a year. How big would that stash have been by the Battle of Actium in 30BC? This is the calculation performed by the investment banker Jeremy Grantham(1).
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Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 7:14am
This Transatlantic Trade Deal is a Full-Frontal Assault on Democracy
Remember that referendum about whether we should create a single market with the United States? You know, the one that asked whether corporations should have the power to strike down our laws? No, I don't either.
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Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 11:49am
Climate change? Try Catastrophic Climate Breakdown
Already, a thousand blogs and columns insist the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 's new report is a rabid concoction of scare stories whose purpose is to destroy the global economy.
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Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 9:19am
Obama's Rogue State Tramples Over Every Law It Demands Others Uphold
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Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 7:07am
Is the Lawlessness of Obama's Drone Policy Coming Home?
Did the FBI execute Ibragim Todashev ? He appears to have been shot seven times while being interviewed at home in Orlando, Florida, about his connection to one of the Boston bombing suspects. Among the shots was the assassin's hallmark: a bullet to the back of the head.
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Friday, May 10, 2013 - 3:21pm
400 Parts Per Million: Climate Milestone is a Moment of Symbolic Significance on Road of Idiocy
The data go back 800,000 years: that's the age of the oldest fossil air bubbles extracted from Dome C , an ice-bound summit in the high Antarctic. And throughout that time there has been nothing like this.
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Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 8:04am
Communism, Welfare State – What's the Next Big Idea?
Most of the world's people are decent, honest and kind. Most of those who dominate us are inveterate bastards. This is the conclusion I've reached after many years of journalism.
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Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 2:39pm
Japan's 'Frozen Gas' Is Worthless If We Take Climate Change Seriously
There's only one way of knowing whether or not governments are serious about climate change : have they decided to leave most of their fossil fuel reserves in the ground? We have already discovered far more carbon than we can afford to burn, if we are not to commit the world to very dangerous levels of heating.
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Friday, January 18, 2013 - 8:57am
Wolf Killings are Based on the Most Cynical of Premises
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Tuesday, January 1, 2013 - 1:26am
2012: The Year We Did Our Best to Abandon the Natural World
It was the year of living dangerously. In 2012 governments turned their backs on the living planet, demonstrating that no chronic problem, however grave, will take priority over an immediate concern, however trivial.
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