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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

Green Blog

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

Green Blog

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

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.

Moscow Arctic Forum promises peaceful exploitation, silent on risks

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Strangely, I didn’t notice any coverage at all in Danish media – while even Al-Jazeera warmed up for it.). Russia plans to invest 312.8

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Book Review: Heat by George Monbiot


I like George Monbiot*, even though I don't always agree with him. Much of the book will be familiar to readers of his Guardian column : the exposure of the professional climate change deniers, the trashing of the offsetting industry and the criticism of biofuels and their impact on Indonesian rainforest.

Mad Science: The Nuclear Power Experiment

Green Blog

major nuclear disaster is unlikely ever to endear the industry to the public, but the problems in US industry were evident long before.

Monbiot to Recession: Bring It On.

Eco Friendly Daily

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: Bring on the recession. October 9, 2007. Black Gold Climate Change Environment Theories

BWEA becomes RenewableUK; officially

Green (Living) Review

We are well too much with our heads, industry and government, in the clouds and only seem to see the huge plants creating the megawatt and gigawatt on output. This has been muted for some time already but now the change is complete and official. So “goo bye BWEA and hello RenewableUK”. It can be done, is being done and ain't rocket science.

Top 10 Green Blog articles from 2011

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documentary that details a process that few people outside of manufacturing industry’s are even aware exists. 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. link] [link]. 2. link]. 3.

A Call for a Green Enlightenment

The Green Changemakers

What right have we in rich industrial countries to use up the last of the relatively accessible oil and gas for our luxurious lifestyles?

Complexity: It’s Not That Simple

The Green Changemakers

In similar ways, most industrial systems mimic natural systems. They are also fragile, and subject to rapid decay and obsolescence.

Break the Climate Stalemate Between the Global South and the North

The Green Changemakers

The North must cut back sharply on emissions while the South leapfrogs over the industrial age to clean-energy prosperity. If residents of industrialized nations don’t pressure their governments to share wealth and technological capacities with the Global South, extreme poverty will inevitably aggravate the planet’s ecological stress.

Biodiesel watchdog set up.


Uber green George Monbiot is particularly critical of the industry and his comments are worth reading. Tags: monbiot darryl hannah biodiesel This is timely with the new Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO) coming into force in April 2009, which will require 5% of all vehicle fuels sold in the UK to be biofuels.

Is Carbon Offsetting a Con? The Prosecution Case


George Monbiot certainly does not mince his words when it comes to offset schemes. Back in July, the right-on magazine New Internationalist dedicated a whole issue, entitled “CO2NNED!” , to a demolition job on the offsetting industry, presenting their case with all the subtlety of a tabloid newspaper pursuing a suspected paedophile.

Happy New Year!


The UK Government has made a right mess of subsidising microrenewables - most of the grants have gone unclaimed and yet there seems no move towards the 'feed in tariff' that has seen the uptake of renewables boom in Germany (along with the industry). Tags: monbiot anita roddick supermarkets al gore review of 2007