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Frozen Assets

Why are we exploiting unconventional gas when we can’t afford to burn existing supplies? George Monbiot asks the crucial question.... [read more]

Fracking Filthy Fuel

Hydraulic fracking is the process of releasing gas and oil from shale rock: huge quantities of water, proppant (usually sand ) and chemicals are injected at high-pressure into hydrocarbon-bearing rocks... [read more]

Money’s Hunger

Industrial civilisation is trashing the environment. George Monbiot asks: should we try to reform it or just watch it go down? ... [read more]

Climate Change, Extreme Weather, Destructive Lifestyles

Throughout the world heat waves, flooding and uncontrollable wildfires have caused widespread havoc, lives have been lost, homes destroyed, livelihoods ruined. ... [read more]

Why climate ‘uncertainty’ is no excuse for doing nothing

Former environment minister Owen Paterson has called for the UK to scrap its climate change targets... [read more]

What is behind this fracking mania? Unbridled machismo

Promoting extractive industries is seen by politicians as a proper, manly pursuit, even if it makes no sense, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

One Shot Left

George Monbiot on how the Bush administration, in its final death throes, is stepping up its war on the environment.... [read more]