How to save the world, according to George Monbiot

George does it again, and inspires me. This great man should receive a Nobel Prize.

A major means of humanity’s attack on nature is overfishing. The worst attack on land-based nature is agriculture — we do need to feed those eight billion humans, somehow.

Suppose we could provide abundant food without torturing and killing animals, releasing terrible chemicals into the environment, using fossil carbon (agriculture is powered by dieseline), covering 70% of the planet with unnatural landscapes. Imagine all the beauty and wonder that could return if we could rewild much of earth.

The technology is available, now, and it has been well tried in many fields. It is the basis of producing age-old traditional foods, and modern medicines, and various substances needed in industry.

George is speaking for the movement Reboot Food, which in a delightfully circular way refers to the article from George that inspires my rave.

Have I intrigued you enough to read it for yourself?

About Dr Bob Rich

I am a professional grandfather. My main motivation is to transform society to create a sustainable world in which my grandchildren and their grandchildren in perpetuity can have a life, and a life worth living. This means reversing environmental idiocy that's now threatening us with extinction, and replacing culture of greed and conflict with one of compassion and cooperation.
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8 Responses to How to save the world, according to George Monbiot

  1. Pingback: How to save the world, from George Monbiot | Wibble

  2. peNdantry says:

    You did indeed intrigue me enough to follow the link to George’s article ‘Embrace what may be the most important green technology ever. It could save us all’; and I thank you for the enlightening, and hope-filled, information. Here’s to a food reboot: bottoms up!

    PS Re: post slug ‘how-to-save-the-world-from-george-monbiot’ – I know that this is not your doing, but, of course, it leads me wondering whether the world really does need saving from George (and, too, whether this tech-driven oddity might actually serve to drive intrigued eyeballs to this post – the more the better!).

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  3. Dear Godfather,

    Like (god)father like (god)son, we both admire George!

    As I mentioned in my post entitled “The Quotation Fallacy” at, George Monbiot also has the following to say about the constant assaults on reason, intellect and integrity as well as the dilutions of idea and substance, which are brazenly stoked by the chronic inducements of consumerist ethos, pop culture and tabloid mentality in the unrelenting cult of celebrity and hero-worship saturating the mass media and contemporary living:

    One of the curiosities of our age is the way in which celebrity culture comes to dominate every aspect of public life. Even the review pages of the newspapers sometimes look like a highfalutin version of gossip magazines. Were we to judge them by the maxim “great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people”, they would not emerge well. Biography dominates, ideas often seem to come last. Brilliant writers like Sylvia Plath become better known for their lives than their work: turning her into the Princess Diana of literature does neither her nor her readers any favours.

    Even when ideas are given prominence, they no longer have standing in their own right; their salience depends on their authorship. Take, for example, the psychology professor Steven Pinker, who attracts the kind of breathless adulation that would seem more appropriate in the pages of Hello magazine.

    Yours sincerely,

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