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George Monbiot

Teoksen Heat: How to Stop the Planet From Burning tekijä

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George Monbiot is one of the world's most influential radical thinkers. A weekly columnist for the Guardina, he is also the best-selling author of The Age of Consent and Captive State. In 1995, Nelson Mandela presented him with a United Nations Global 500 Award for outstanding environmental näytä lisää achievement. näytä vähemmän

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Associated Works

The Bedside Guardian 2017 (2017) — Avustaja — 30 kappaletta
Copse (1998) — Johdanto, eräät painokset17 kappaletta
The Bedside Guardian 2018 (2018) — Avustaja — 12 kappaletta
Penguin Green Ideas Collection (2021) — Avustaja — 12 kappaletta
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Reading a book first published in 2006 in 2024 was a bit challenging, because I would have liked to have an easy reference to see if the kinds of things the book talks about have been achieved or not. To some extent I felt we have made progress on how things stood in 2004-2005ish, but in some ways we've also stood still. On the whole I still found this book interesting and worthwhile.
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queen_ypolita | 16 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 15, 2024 |
Accessible, clear and a bit mind-blowing this record of how we got into the mess we have achieved politically in the last 30-40 years in the UK/US and some other countries. A look at Neoliberalism, a term that even its followers are choosing to avoid using. How not only the Tories/Republicans have grasped this nettle, but the Labour and the US Dems have utilised rather than overhauled many of the methods in their practices, rather than strip them down. Moving from a more equitable society, into an extremely unbalanced ‘rich get richer/poor get poorer’ place, where the political leaders/banks/media and all the other institutions have persuaded us that there is no way out of the current system, and that we can only continue with it.

Near the end of the volume, an exploration of what might help us change this un-relenting continuation and abuse of power.

Highly recommended for those interested in politics.

I haven’t watched this yet, but don’t doubt it will be interesting (46 minutes):

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Caroline_McElwee | Jun 5, 2024 |
A tad idealist but this book raises some important positive directions for the mechanics of contemporary democracy.

Monbiot moves a bit beyond the bounds of journalism into making future visions. And while this is a left leaning proposal but many of the basic tenets should even cross the line.
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yates9 | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 28, 2024 |
An important book that tries to move the line from “environmentalist” to “environment humanist” in the sense that it points to the space that stands between romantic visions of nature and sustainability and pragmatic measures guiding us to a durable planet.

The actual writing in the book is not enjoyable and overly dense of facts that are not woven into ideas clear enough to be memorable, rather they shape a critical comment on state of the art approaces to food production and also to the organic movement.

Nevertheless the ideas presented, even if in early form are powerful, useful, practicable and inspiring. This is the sort of book that anyone that cares shoild spend time to understand.

The book looks at many interconnected issues that are dense and could have shaped a number of separate books. Roughly the areas are:
- Unsustainable food production practices
- The disastrous paradox of using land based production for other applications from animal feed to biofuels
- The proposed metric of land use / land health as a measure of sustainability and reduced environmental damage
- The underestimated impact of soil quality
- Farming wirhout externalities
- Processing protein / fermentation
- The disaster of the cultural tradition of raising animals

I find many of the points convincing and informative in non obvious ways. I am not sure it will manage to reach the readers to have impact. I wish it had been longer and a bit more accessible, more visuall charts etc…
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yates9 | 6 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 28, 2024 |



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