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. George Monbiot cited a McKinsey report saying geothermal cost £3 to save a tonne of carbon whereas. Wake up, George.

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

Green (Living) Review

George Monbiot of The Guardian makes the point that we can trace the movement of our species by a wave of extinction of the big, slow-moving, dim-witted creatures that we could outwit with even the simplest of implements like clubs, pits, and spears. Earth environment Planet

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Moscow Arctic Forum promises peaceful exploitation, silent on risks

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The Arctic is thought to contain 25% of the planet’s undiscovered oil and gas, about 200 billion barrels of oil. I am reminded of George Monbiot’s speech at Klimaforum09 (alternative COP15): “If governments were serious about climate change [.]

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Watch: Barack Obama explains basic climate science

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I want to just be clear that the science of climate change doesn’t mean that every place is getting warmer; it means the planet as a whole is getting warmer. Global Warming Barack Obama climate change climate science cold snap George Monbiot snow snowstorm UK USA video

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Inequality between rich and poor nations helps fuel a climate of mistrust and sabotages efforts to secure a climate deal

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But the former US President George H. His son, George W. George Monbiot’s verdict on the COP15 summit wasn’t much better. Until they do we won’t get a fair, ambitious and binding climate deal (Or a planet with a habitable biosphere!). Bush George Monbiot George W.

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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. Because our economic model relies on constant growth, and values material goods (like jetskis) while devaluing environmental services (like peace and quiet), Monbiot thinks that an economic downturn will be the only way to seriously curb the rampant over-consumption of the industrialized world.

40 MEPs support campaign asking people to eat vegan for Lent

Green (Living) Review

The parliamentarians have signed a statement of support for the Million Dollar Vegan campaign, which encourages people to fight climate change with diet change LONDON, UK, Wednesday 27 February 2019: As a result of recent research which details the devastating effects of animal agriculture on our planet and the environment, 40 Members of European Parliament (MEPs) have declared their support for the Million Dollar Vegan campaign – including UK MEPs Catherine Bearder and John Flack.

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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. We also cannot afford nuclear for the legacy that we would leave would be one that would endanger the Planet at a later stage.

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A Call for a Green Enlightenment

The Green Changemakers

What right have we to leave the planet overheated and the oceans rising, with badly depleted natural resources, declining biodiversity and increasing pollution? The Worldchanging Canada Team November 11, 2008 7:40 AM This article was written by Lynn McDonald in February 2007.

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Polar Cities Reprised, Tsunami, tsunami, tsunami.

The Alien Next Door

The article focused on his premise that climate chaos will ensue in the next few centuries and he posited that in the long-term future—several centuries and many generations from now— our planet might look quite different. What Do The Planet Earth, the Human Brain and Schu.

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Climate safety report

The Green Changemakers

Crisp, clear-headed and profoundly shocking, this report should be read immediately by everyone who cares.” -- George Monbiot , author and journalist “A report to keep every policy maker awake at night, this is a devastating and unflinching exposé of the profound gap between the predictions of how climate change will impact on the planet produced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and the already observable impact of global warming on the ground.

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Could Mindfulness hold the key to unlock a sustainable future?

The Green Changemakers

We do not treat our planet as if every single thing we need to stay alive and every single thing we possess arises from it and it alone. Posted by sdreyerleon in Uncategorized July 6, 2011 Educating for Sustainability: A Mindfulness Practice!

Mad Science: The Nuclear Power Experiment

Green Blog

Both Mark Lynas and George Monbiot, for example, argue that the only attainable way to phase out fossil fuels is to replace them with a combination of renewable and nuclear power. Some environmentalists champion nuclear power as an answer to global warming.

Break the Climate Stalemate Between the Global South and the North

The Green Changemakers

If either fails to step up, the planet is in trouble. 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. And Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva recently told the press that at Copenhagen he will urge the Global North to “pay for the damage that they have already caused to the planet.”

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Book Review: "How Many Lightbulbs.


Does It Take To Change a Planet? 95 Ways To Save Planet Earth" is a manifesto for environmental change by Tony Juniper of Friends of the Earth fame. Despite what it says on the blurb, this book is not radical (unlike say, The Age of Consent by Monbiot).

Less Is More?


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'. While I agree that most of the 'ethical living' press is promoting the "keep on buying and save the planet" message, there are several ways that you can spend as much as you like and be eco-friendly: 1.

All the people, so many people.


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. But just imagine what the world would be like if we had, say, a quarter of the population - everyone could live a Western lifestyle within the planet's limits and there'd be more open space left to nature.