Author: monbiot

Shitstorm

Our team uncovers the remarkable, but scarcely understood, truth about river pollution.

This Stinks

Our rivers and seas are being transformed into open sewers by greedy business and useless governments.

The Erosion of Memory

A famine is being forced on the people of Tigray, the scene of one of the world’s greatest environmental success stories.

The Home Front

People who own second homes cause homelessness and community death. Yet the government rewards them with lavish subsidies and tax breaks.

Absolute Zero

Every new climate pledge is an attempt to distract people from the failed ones it replaces.

Borderline

The government has gone to extreme lengths to close our borders to refugees and people seeking work, yet has left them wide open to Covid-19.

Nothing Works Any More

When we get ripped off by con artists, in most cases we no longer have any recourse. It’s the result of disastrous political choices.

Breaking Point

The end of the United Kingdom is a prospect we should welcome.

The Sleep of Reason

Far from holding the government to account, as it claims, most of the media was fast asleep while massive scandals brewed.

Oil Spots

The Science Museum’s new exhibition on climate breakdown is funded by an oil company. What could possibly go wrong?

Oral Transmission

How I became a human plague – and stumbled into one of the most astonishing scientific stories I’ve ever encountered.

Sea Change

At last people are waking up to the fishing industry’s devastating impacts.

Viral Lies

Some falsehoods about the pandemic are so dangerous that they should be banned.

Long-Suffering

Long Covid is devastating the health and lives of many thousands of people, and highlights the terrible neglect of patients with chronic conditions such as ME/CFS.

Clueless

It is hard to imagine how the government’s handling of the pandemic could have been more catastrophic.  

Caught in the Crossfire

Brexit isn’t about Europe, and isn’t about the UK. It’s the outcome of a civil war within capitalism.

Breaking the Chain

A crucial link in the food chain has been forgotten by the government, exposing us to a potential disaster after the Brexit transition.

Monster Makers

Unless Biden fights big money, he could pave the way for someone even worse than Trump.

Lessons Unlearnt

Privatisation, outsourcing, packed classrooms and a total government failure to make them safe expose schools to deadly levels of infection.