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George Monbiot

He s a British journalist and essayist, author of several books on environmental issues and regular columnist in The Guardian. After studying Zoology at Brasenose College, Oxford, he worked for the BBC Natural History Unit in a radio programme on the environment and natural history. Later, as a journalist in the BBC International Unit, he travelled to Indonesia and remained there extra time in order to study the legacy of colonialism in the archipelago, the result of which was his essay Poisoned Arrows (Penguin, 1989). Thanks to the success of this book, he was then able to make long journeys to other parts of the world, including East Africa or the Amazon jungle, and to report on his findings. On his return to the United Kingdom and now involved in ecological activism, he wrote several books about the economic and ecological effects of neoliberal policies, these including The Age of Consent: A Manifesto for a New World Order (Harper Perennial, 2003), the collection of articles titled How Did We Get into This Mess? Politics, Equality, Nature (Verso, 2016), and his most recent work Out of the Wreckage: a New Politics for an Age of Crisis (Verso, 2017). His works on the environment include Heat: How to Stop the Planet Burning (Penguin, 2006), and one of his most acclaimed books Feral: Rewilding the Land, the Sea, and Human Life (Penguin, 2013) in which he argues that it is necessary to reclaim spaces where nature can run wild without any kind of human intervention.

Update: 30 December 2017


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Conversation with George Monbiot

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