Author archives: george

Out of Steam

Nuclear power seems to have stalled. So what happens now? Read more.

Betting on Extinction

Ladbroke’s is offering odds on fish populations collapsing; the government is shortening them. Read more.

Another Country

The way we are governed is inexplicable – until you understand the upbringing of the elite. Read more.

A Telling Silence

Why we need land value taxation. Read more.

Life is Elsewhere

In both Russia and Canada a bloodbath of wolves is now taking place. Read more.

Bang Goes the Theory

How neoliberalism trashed your life, but made the super-rich even richer. Read more.

As It Happened …

A letter to the Travellers’ Solidarity Network. Read more.

New Weather, New Politics

The extremes now hammering Australia leave old perspectives stranded. Read more.

The Grime Behind the Crime

Could an astonishing explanation for the rise and fall of violent crime be correct? Read more.

Annus Horribilis

2012 was the worst year for the environment in living memory. Read more.

The Brindled Hounds

“A sad tale’s best for winter: I have one / Of sprites and goblins.”(1) Read more.


Some dead children are mourned; others are dehumanised. Read more.

The Gift of Death

Pathological consumption has become so normalised that we scarcely notice it. Read more.

The Unsung World

Biodiversity offsets threaten both the survival and the meaning of nature. Read more.

Forbidden Planet

We cannot restrain climate change without a political fight against plutocracy. Read more.

The Fat of the Land

Robbing the poor, trashing the natural world: Europe’s farm subsidies are an obscenity. Read more.


So much for Norway’s eco-friendly image. Read more.


There’s a second environmental crisis, just as potent as the first. Read more.

Lord McAlpine – An Abject Apology

I have helped to malign an innocent man. Read more.

Recipes for Disaster

Isn’t it about time the media stopped publishing recipes for threatened fish? Read more.