Category Archives: Climate Change

Ripping Off Poor Countries

In our continuing series of Climate Change articles, selected by special invitation or from already published analysis, environmentalist George Monbiot suggest we should drop loan repayments from poor countries and free them to use their economies to remedy the crisis. … Continue reading

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The Price of Food

At a time when food ‘shortages’ are blamed on the proxy war in Ukraine yet had existed prior to the war, environmentalist George Monbiot explains the bizarre situation where the production of food has outstripped hunger and yet those who … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Freeports

Today’s main news in the Scottish press is the announcement of a £52 million deal between the Scottish and UK Governments for two low-regulation freeports to be established in Scotland. Before the ink had dried on the paper, a split … Continue reading

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An Englishman in Glen Feshie

Ben Rawlence is a former researcher for Human Rights Watch in the Horn of Africa. He grew up in Wiltshire in the UK before studying in London, Tanzania and the USA. He worked for several years in New York and … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Net-Zero Land Grab

Private investment funds and asset managers have also become increasingly active in Scotland’s land market Some companies are purchasing land with the explicit aim of offsetting their own emissions. The craft beer brewer, Brewdog, for example, has purchased over 9,000 acres of … Continue reading

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Unnatural-based Solutions

In our series of Climate Change articles, environmentalist campaigner, George Monbiot, points up cheats making themselves richer from adversity. He argues wealthy companies are using the facade of ‘nature-based solutions’ to enact a great carbon land grab. “Carbon offsetting is … Continue reading

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Dumping Fishing Gear

The sight of a humpback whale caught in a fishing net, an almost impossible task to catch to free it, caught people’s attention this month. There is nothing easier than dumping waste in the ocean from a ship, petroleum, excrement … Continue reading

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Lampooning the Media

I’ve not seen the satirical movie ‘Don’t Look Up‘, but on the strength of climate campaigner George Monbiot’s opening statement, I’ll rectify the omission! His column is another in GB’s Climate Change series, a series culled from reports, surveys and … Continue reading

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Cairngorms By eBike

Jamies Lafferty takes a hike on a bike through some of Scotland’s most beautiful countryside, host to lush forests, red deer and buzzards. This is an out-of-season guided cycle trip around Braemar revealing a landscape in a state of flux. … Continue reading

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Fly-Tipping Mafia

Environmental activist George Monbiot takes a look at the craft of fly-tipping, usually done by small rogue firms trying to save money by not taking the materials to the local city recycle plant. They price a job cheaply to get … Continue reading

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