“The great transformation that has taken place over the past 250 years has been fossil fuels, and regardless of the system that has made use of those fossil fuels, the outcome has been catastrophic for the natural world and catastrophic for the long term prosperity of human beings”
- George Monbiot
Guardian columnist and journalist George Monbiot is one of the foremost political and environmental thinkers in Britain today. Fiercely independent and outspoken in whatever topics he tackles, throughout his writings he has been particularly passionate about shining a spotlight on ecological issues and frequently ones that otherwise most of us would never stop to think about - from the damaging impacts of factory farming, to why soil management as it is currently practiced should be raising alarm bells among all of us.
In our interview, Monbiot argues that the climate crisis isn't just an isolated problem, but one that's intimately tied to other systemic issues in our societies - from the run-away political power of corporations which are undermining our democracies, to the rampant consumerism culture that dominates the West.