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Male, , birthday 27th January
Joined November 2018

My work is more sedentary than it used to be, so I temper it with plenty of physical activity: sea kayaking, ultimate frisbee, running and some heavy duty gardening: growing my own vegetables and much of my own fruit.

Here are some of the things I try to fight: environmental destruction, undemocratic power, corruption, deception of the public, injustice, inequality and the misallocation of resources, waste, denial, the libertarianism which grants freedom to the powerful at the expense of the powerless, undisclosed interests, complacency.

Here is what I fear: other people’s cowardice.

I still see my life as a slightly unhinged adventure whose perpetuation is something of a mystery. I have no idea where it will take me, and no ambitions other than to keep doing what I do. So far it’s been gripping.

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George Monbiot
7 March 2019, 15:44
Drawing on the successes and failures of the past, we must help young climate strikers to win their existential struggle. Courage and conviction may not be enough – that’s something I learned from other movements’ failures.
George Monbiot
11 January 2019, 15:53
A major reason for the sharp decline in the quality of political debate in Britain is that the media rewards people for disgraceful behaviour. If you're caught lying on Wednesday, you'll be on Question Time on Thursday.
George Monbiot
8 December 2018, 12:33
Every year we splurge on pointless, planet-trashing products, most of which are not wanted. Why not just bake them a cake?
George Monbiot
8 December 2018, 12:05
David Attenborough has betrayed the living world he loves. By downplaying our environmental crisis, the presenter’s BBC films have generated complacency, confusion and ignorance.
George Monbiot
16 November 2018, 07:27
Two tasks need to be performed simultaneously: throwing ourselves at the possibility of averting collapse, as Extinction Rebellion is doing, slight though this possibility may appear; and preparing ourselves for the likely failure of these efforts, terrifying as this prospect is. Both tasks require a complete revision of our relationship with the living planet.
George Monbiot
8 November 2018, 17:29
A collection of my syndicated articles
George Monbiot
8 November 2018, 16:00
What if we abandoned photosynthesis as the means of producing food, and released most of the world’s surface from agriculture?
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