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Never gamble with George Monbiot

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George Monbiot was celebrating “ victory ” the other week in a bet he alleges to have made with Jeremy Leggett of SolarCentury. is it?

George Monbiot and the enviro-neocons

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I’m getting a bit worried about George Monbiot. But I’ve noticed a distinct change in tone and I fear he might be doing a bit of “a Bellamy ” (ironically enough for those who don’t understand that last one, check out Monbiot’s own post on the downward spiral of Bellamy ). There’s enough to fry us all ”. The enviro neocons.

The Nuclear Meltdown of George Monbiot

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Many people will recognise that description of George Monbiot in his role as one of Britain’s leading environmental journalists.

George Monbiot: “Let’s let ecological processes rip”

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Read more: [link]. green living tips nature wilderness

George Monbiot's recent anti-micropower rant is seriously anti-green

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In early March 2010 everyone in British green circles, from the eco-warrior to the likes of RenewableUK, has been talking about George Monbiot; but then that is more or less the way he likes it. Monbiot's words were that Britain cannot afford renewable energy and should and must got for the nuclear option.

Japanese activists: Nuclear power is not the answer to global warming

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Such as the debate between George Monbiot and Helen Caldicott over at the Guardian.

UN and World Bank says no to nuclear in universal energy plan

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While some environmentalists, such as Mark Lynas and George Monbiot, has called for increased investments in nuclear energy, many others, such as Al Gore , has said that nuclear is not the answer to our energy and climate crisis. Around 1.3 billion people lack electricity in their homes or businesses. It is time for that to change.”

Watch: Barack Obama explains basic climate science

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You should also take a moment to read George Monbiot’s article on why Britain’s cold snap does not prove climate science wrong.

Crikey! Australia elects climate change skeptic Tony Abbott

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In 2009, Abbott said that “the argument [behind climate change] is absolute crap.” Since then his climate denialism has softened up a bit.

Book Review: Heat by George Monbiot

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I like George Monbiot*, even though I don't always agree with him. Heat is a joy to read with Monbiot's pithy way with words - "the British government wants to see a massive number of new homes built. In his latest book, Heat, tackles climate change and what could be done about it. But there's plenty more in here.

David Suzuki: Aboriginal people, not environmentalists, are our best bet for protecting the planet

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Using DNA to track the movement of people in the past, scientists suggest our species evolved some 150,000 years ago on the plains of Africa.

Mad Science: The Nuclear Power Experiment

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Some environmentalists champion nuclear power as an answer to global warming. The review was first published on Counterfire.

Monbiot to Recession: Bring It On.

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That’s what George Monbiot, investigative reporter and author of Heat: How to stop the planet from burning, wrote in the UK Guardian last week. Source: Monbiot.com. Bring on the recession. October 9, 2007. Black Gold Climate Change Environment Theories

Actions Not Words - The five goals Rio+20 should have announced

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The Rio text, has been described by George Monbiot , Guardian Environment Blogger, as best accompanied by drawings of “ rainbows and psychedelic unicorns ”. The United States, whose leader was not present, asked for the text to be rewritten. Companies globally have to address environmental issues independent of government legislation.

Top 10 Green Blog articles from 2011

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The Nuclear Meltdown of George Monbiot. In this post David Carson discussed how George Monbiot, Britain’s leading environmental journalists, changed his stance on nuclear energy. Here's the top 10 articles on Green Blog from 2011. The nuclear crisis in Japan. crisis that will be felt for decades to come. link]. 3.

BWEA becomes RenewableUK; officially

Green (Living) Review

While claiming that government is committed to renewables it was nigh on like listening to George Monbiot, who never seems to know which side of the green fence he is on and who recently stated that Britain cannot afford renewables and we should go the nuclear way. So “goo bye BWEA and hello RenewableUK”.

A Call for a Green Enlightenment

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The Worldchanging Canada Team November 11, 2008 7:40 AM This article was written by Lynn McDonald in February 2007. The mere 5.5%

The Shard: Qatar’s London Land Grab

Green Prophet

But far from being a monument to Britain, the latest tallest building in western Europe is 95% owned by the government of Qatar. The People Said No.

Climate safety report

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Climate Safety Publish at Scribd or explore others: Education The Public Interest Research Centre in the UK has just launched a 52-page advocacy report "Climate Safety", based on the Australian book "Climate Code Red". It shows that we have to rethink completely our responses to it.

Monbiot vs Plimer

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I know I've been a bit obsessed about the denial movement of late, but you really must watch George Monbiot take apart the darling of the denial circuit, Ian Plimer, and his dodgy science. Tags: denial monbiot deniers plimer Enjoy! link].

Monbiot takes a leaf out of Booker's Book

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Deniers aren't the only ones to drop the odd clanger - George Monbiot raced to disprove a Christopher Booker factoid and in his haste picked the wrong figure - oops! Tags: monbiot climate change christopher booker denier There is neat symmetry with Booker's own boob a couple of weeks ago.

Polar Cities Reprised, Tsunami, tsunami, tsunami.

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He founded the Polar Cities Research Institute, intended to create modular polar cities designed to house post-climate chaos affected communities.

Complexity: It’s Not That Simple

The Green Changemakers

by Dave Pollard C omplexity theory has been around for a generation now, but most people don’t understand it. Trusting: (This one’s a toughie.)

Could Mindfulness hold the key to unlock a sustainable future?

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Posted by sdreyerleon in Uncategorized July 6, 2011 Educating for Sustainability: A Mindfulness Practice! Do you have a favorite season? An awakening?

Break the Climate Stalemate Between the Global South and the North

The Green Changemakers

Global economic growth is the major cause of rising emissions,” writes British journalist George Monbiot. by Gopal Dayaneni, Mateo Nube Rich and poor countries are in this together. If either fails to step up, the planet is in trouble. To stop the climate crisis, we’re going to have to build a fairer world. Meet all YES! Read more.

Biodiesel watchdog set up.

Eco_Living

Uber green George Monbiot is particularly critical of the industry and his comments are worth reading. Tags: monbiot darryl hannah biodiesel The ENDS Report is reporting that the Department for Transport has set up a watchdog, the Renewable Fuels Agency, to help ensure that biofuels used in the UK come from sustainable sources.

Seen Any Brown Astroturf?

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Take George Monbiot's blog in the Guardian. The commenters obviously aren't your average everyday Grauniad readers and you see that many of them are spotting right-wing dweebs just waiting for Monbiot to makes his move before they shout 'Aha!' Tags: denial monbiot climate change denier and start typing furiously.

Green TV

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Clashing with this is Dispatches: Greenwash (8:00pm Channel 4), where George Monbiot tears into the UK Government's Climate Change efforts (no doubt with some relish). You can read the gist of this in the Guardian: the headline article and a piece from Monbiot himself. We'll just have to watch & see.

Is Carbon Offsetting a Con? The Prosecution Case

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George Monbiot certainly does not mince his words when it comes to offset schemes. Writing in the Guardian , he likened offsetting to the 15th Century Dutch practice of paying for God’s pardon for crimes such as incest, lying or murder.

In Denial or In Cahoots?

Eco_Living

First George Monbiot alleges in his new book that most of the 'institutes' generating reports saying that climate change may not be happening, or that it is part of a natural cycle, are actually PR front organisations set up and funded by big business. The funding is alleged to be in the order of £1.5 Progress of a sort, I suppose

Book Review: "How Many Lightbulbs.

Eco_Living

Possibly influenced by George Monbiot's extensive use of an analogy to the Faust legend in ' Heat ', Juniper apes the 95 theses nailed to a church door by Martin Luther in 1517 to come up with 95 'solutions' to the world's problems grouped into 9 sections ranging from climate change to food to transport to globalisation to environmental justice.

Less Is More?

Eco_Living

Writing in today's Guardian (but unfortunately nowhere to be seen on-line), our old friend George Monbiot rips into "Green Consumerism" saying that it never suggests you consume 'less' and only focusses on consuming 'better'. As usual I half agree with him. Buy second hand. Most of the novels I read have been sullied by other eyes.

Bushwhacking, renewed renewables and the biofuels debate rumbles on.

Eco_Living

But George knows best, doesn't he? My Verdict: Good call WWF - I believe biofuels can be part of the solution if we get the growing standards right, unlike George Monbiot who thinks they are worse than fossil fuels. Welcomed by other Governments, slammed by the Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth etc. joined up thinking.

Climatologists are human shock!

Eco_Living

Even George Monbiot says that heads should roll. You've probably heard the furore over the leaked e-mails from the Climate Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia. If you are a climate denier/sceptic then this is the proof you've been waiting for that the whole thing is a socialist scam to enslave the world. Rejoice!

Train, Train, Train.

Eco_Living

Both George Monbiot and Chris Goodall both ruled out flying altogether in their recent books. Flying has just got political.

Happy New Year!

Eco_Living

In the UK, George Monbiot continued to rant at all and sundry and published the excellent Heat. Tags: monbiot anita roddick supermarkets al gore review of 2007 Yes, I'm back at the keyboard at last after a decidedly ecologically dodgy festive period (flying, eating, drinking, excessive presents for small child).

All the people, so many people.

Eco_Living

Others, like George Monbiot, argue that constant economic growth will always wipe out technofixes and that we should start thinking about 'sufficiency' of our income to augment the 'efficiency' of technology. With childbirth at the front of my mind recently, I've been mulling over the population question.

The Green Grocer Wars

Eco_Living

Even the usually cynical George Monbiot welcomed these moves , saying: "The choice between two rival brands of margarine appears to have become more meaningful than the choice between Labour and the Conservatives. You can't have missed the recent declarations of green intent from most of the big food sheds in the last week or so.

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