Remarks by George Monbiot, Author of “Heat: How to Stop the Planet From Burning”

"Whether it’s climate change, road deaths, consumption worship, or state violence, Monbiot is insightful, incisive and ahead of the curve. No one should miss this rare opportunity to hear him speak in NYC." — Charles Komanoff, co-founder, Carbon Tax Center, Streetsblog contributor.

George Monbiot is a columnist for the Guardian newspaper in England. His website is listed by Yahoo as the most popular columnist site on Earth, outside the United States. He is the author of five additional books, Captive State, The Age of Consent, Poisoned Arrows, Amazon Watershed and No Man’s Land. He is a visiting professor at the School of the Built Environment, Oxford Brooks University in England.

Of Monbiot’s Heat, Elizabeth Kolbert has said, "If you care about the future of the planet, you should read Heat, and then give a copy to a friend." After reading it, Ted Glick of Climate Crisis Coaliton described it as "an extensively researched, hard-headed, pull-no-punches assessment of what needs to be done in a range of different areas of industrialized human society if we are to have a decent chance of avoiding catastrophic, cascading climate change this century."


Book Review: Twenty-Three Years to Save the Planet

When George Monbiot, the popular columnist for the UK’s Guardian newspaper, gets interested in something, he digs and digs until he’s found what he’s satisfied is the truth. Monbiot is interested in global warming, and presents in Heat: How to Stop the Planet from Burning (U.S. Edition: South End Press, May 2007) a heavily footnoted 215-page brisk and compelling case for why […]

UK Carbon-Reduction Activists in a Quiet “Riot for Austerity”

While Americans are just waking up to the idea that they might have to do something about climate change, small groups of self-styled carbon-reduction activists in the United Kingdom are taking personal accountability for their emissions to the next level, as reported in the Observer of London. Heeding the call of environmental activist George Monbiot […]

World Cities Adding One Million People Every Week

Syndicated columnist Neal Peirce asks whether our planet will be able to absorb the population "mega-surge" currently underway in Africa, Asia and Latin America. From Common Dreams: The problem is that the global population base has increased so radically that even seemingly modest birthrates can have momentous consequences. Joel Cohen (head of the Laboratory of […]