Challenging Climate

44. George Monbiot on environmentalism and climate activism

March 05, 2024 Jesse Reynolds and Pete Irvine Episode 44
Challenging Climate
44. George Monbiot on environmentalism and climate activism
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George Monbiot is a renowned British author, The Guardian Columnist and environmental activist. George is the author of more than a dozen books, the most recent of which is Regenesis: Feeding the World without Devouring the Planet, and he was awarded the Orwell Prize for Journalism in 2022. 

In this episode, we discuss topics of his insightful and provocative articles such as de-throning GDP, radical climate activism, the ‘wealth curse’ and contentious technologies such as nuclear energy, GMO and SRM.

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Intro and background
How is the UK doing on environmental and climate policy?
What does the UK need to change to do better?
Climate activism: how far should activists go?
Striving for a 'green world'
Tricky technologies: GMOs
Tricky technologies: Nuclear power
Tricky technologies: SRM
Is it wrong to tackle the symptoms rather than the root cause?
Fetishization of economic growth
The role of the ultra wealthy
What gives you hope for the future?