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“I love not man the less, but Nature more.”

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Complete cobblers, @marksandspencer. These were single-use video screens, used to show one ad, once. There is no po… https://t.co/u7MiBhdHcaLooking forward to speaking at @RichMixLondon tonight on land ownership: the greatest monopoly! with @GeorgeMonbiothttps://t.co/KZSXvLa4fX
Retweeted by George Monbiot @adammaanit No. It means I form my own judgements and don't accept argument from authority. @itsnotstress @adammaanit There has been failure, there has been arse-covering and reactive denial. All are deplora… https://t.co/AwrAAbgY1y @adammaanit Come on Adam. I'm not using JVL as my source of opinion. I'm passing on the actual evidence it has comp… https://t.co/F3DRFjXQp9 @itsnotstress @adammaanit I'm not relying on JVL for my opinion. I'm passing on its instances of Corbyn's solidarit… https://t.co/yTxRvVHE4u @adammaanit Thank you, but I make my own judgements about everything, based on the evidence I find, not on what oth… https://t.co/DRbAsqj5MfIt is literally the exact opposite. I am arguing that the same standards should apply across the board. Antisemitis… https://t.co/zzsagzya0Y @adammaanit I have read widely and as objectively as I can, assessing claims and counterclaims, as someone who genu… https://t.co/g1SzfrQ9zuAmazingly, you don't need planning permission for any of this shooting infrastructure and landscape change. Pheasan… https://t.co/EpxqyqMkuk @samwisehawkins @guardian If you want unconditional praise, you can always read a party leaflet. @emilyshuckburgh @Cambridge_Uni @Shell_UKLtd @CraigBennett3 I see this as part of a long-established strategy by Sh… https://t.co/Mvk2RHyYVK @mattnthat1 @l_mbrennan I take it you say "people like him" because you can't find any actual instances of me doing… https://t.co/RhoFfuRyvRThis was not a quick rebrand. These graphics packages take time to put together. This is grossly misleading. (I kno… https://t.co/kIkQRpDHuS
Retweeted by George MonbiotThis is a trickle-down theory I can support. Good sense begins to prevail at last. #rewildinghttps://t.co/jqX4whMLbY @alexlondon I think the Iraq War and his behaviour since leaving office bring "the right motives" into question, to put it mildly. @MrShaneMorgan That's exactly what I'm not doing. I want AS decisively eliminated everywhere, in Labour, the Conser… https://t.co/YZXW2XJVoK @daninava I certainly have agendas. But they're not determined by party. I try to develop them myself. @daninava Er no, it suggests I'm a journalist, which means, I believe, that I should retain a critical distance from party politics. @emilyshuckburgh @Cambridge_Uni @Shell_UKLtd Thanks Emily, but I'll have nothing to do with Cambridge University wh… https://t.co/ZP379atVI3 @consol8ion I've tried to assess this issue as objectively as possible, and have found no evidence that "AS is a ce… https://t.co/2VjywohZu2If you are among those who have complained about #Antisemitism in the Labour Party, but have said nothing about ant… https://t.co/Ct2ylNe9y2The evil of #Antisemitism must be eliminated everywhere. Yes, Labour has been too slow and too weak on it. There ha… https://t.co/rM7GSMYlKzI'm not a member of any party, and I have no political loyalties, but I've tried, as well as I can, to assess our c… https://t.co/K8gykWHWLR
11/20
2019
@michaeljswalker I don't know. I visit the offices about once a year. But I've read a wide mix of opinion on the pa… https://t.co/6R1R1X4ZFRThis is quite something. The Tory candidate who was suspended said that some Holocaust events were ‘fabricated’.… https://t.co/BlifV275EP
Retweeted by George Monbiot @michaeljswalker Really? Half? Or just one person?If you want to kill someone (and get away with it), use a car Watch our crowdfunded documentary about road danger… https://t.co/Mk1pdqToWe
Retweeted by George MonbiotThis is #extremecivilisation. And a really awful example. @marksandspencer and @MetroUKNews: in the midst of an eco… https://t.co/5wD1FEcJEyThe #HungerStrike has begun... Because humanity finds itself in the midst of the greatest #PlanetaryCrisis ever fa… https://t.co/VhOFbKdYVj
Retweeted by George MonbiotWe’re in occupation again over @OfficialUoM’s investments into Fossil Fuel companies including @Shell and @BP_plc,… https://t.co/IuCcrtlP9N
Retweeted by George MonbiotIt's Election Blog 2 today - looking at how the floods and tree-planting catapulted "the environment" into the elec… https://t.co/H967Cdr3CR
Retweeted by George MonbiotThis includes you, @Cambridge_Uni I wonder how many prospective students will decide they don't want to belong to… https://t.co/cNJPkSEWweOil money has spread like a stain through academic institutions and learned societies. If you take it, you compromi… https://t.co/qbeDCYGSNWRegistering is really quick and simple. You have ONE WEEK LEFT to do it. Please don't hesitate. https://t.co/DElgY4ifIlVoting alone is not enough. We need many other political tools to change the world: organisation, protest, discussi… https://t.co/ragM2moDTb @suzanne_moore It's true that the structure of the political system sucks. We suffer a disastrous combination of fi… https://t.co/4meZwJPpHVMuch as I love @suzanne_moore, and while I agree about the harsh binaries of representative politics, I couldn't di… https://t.co/F0kQsZF60LIf I was debating Boris Johnson on TV tonight, I’d just quote this back to him over and over again: “From crash o… https://t.co/2fxGsSzTXQ
Retweeted by George MonbiotGreat article, @morss_alex Opinion: Planting trees to tackle climate change might feel nice, but it could be doing… https://t.co/6g7lZ3B6l0
Retweeted by George MonbiotThe entire economic model - which depends on the endless growth in consumption - relies on buying things you don't… https://t.co/8aqQMEncuY
11/19
2019
This is what we've come to. Daily tragedies caused by a heartless politics. https://t.co/j6oTknwLdxRelicts of an upland Britain that once was and might be partly again. Repeated burning after 5000 B.P. was likely c… https://t.co/G3eJ1z6drX
Retweeted by George MonbiotOutside @UKLabour HQ where police arrested one of our rebels rather than meeting with us about our… https://t.co/cm7idYuJmE
Retweeted by George MonbiotSome people care passionately about whether the Union of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland holds togeth… https://t.co/LsrwnwLLQV @GeorgeMonbiot An excellent example of the infantile bias of the UK press ... https://t.co/iaXLPkGX1w
Retweeted by George MonbiotWe give newspapers a free pass by calling them "the tabloid press", as if the problem is the format. It's not. Th… https://t.co/kbVRX5UCKbCome on out, I've got you surrounded ... https://t.co/JCzSMIHZkiThis, by @BellaLack, is really great: https://t.co/gZGx831neMOn Wednesday, we'll be discussing our radical agendas for land reform in the UK, at this @NEF event. Tickets free,… https://t.co/H85G2zetdyExtinction Rebellion activists blockade Syngenta plant. This is where the pesticide paraquat is made - banned for u… https://t.co/Y00ZGKcCdk
Retweeted by George MonbiotThe #OxfordUnion has come to represent everything that's wrong with British politics. The inordinate power of those… https://t.co/w1D44gVcGE18 years ago, I wrote a column that discussed the utter fatuity, drawling entitlement and golden path to power at t… https://t.co/bQUCcUl8N2George Monbiot on "9 years of extreme austerity... totally pointless austerity." 👉🏽 Record waiting times for A&E… https://t.co/GjiUyGhZPR
Retweeted by George MonbiotPreventing hyper consumption-fueled envtl breakdown depends on creating public abundance. No need for more Austerit… https://t.co/9piLAgIJsT
Retweeted by George Monbiot"The entire area could be birch without spending a penny, but you have to be seen to be doing something to justify… https://t.co/xwJICyig7P
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11/18
2019
#PrivateSufficiencyPublicLuxury h/t @GeorgeMonbiot Left: Backyard swimming pools, suburbs of Scottsdale, Arizona,… https://t.co/lgideFBXYQ
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11/17
2019
In a week of heavy rain – and flooding elsewhere in England – what impact are beaver dams having on the flow of wat… https://t.co/ddEr9RIk9r
Retweeted by George Monbiot @sadhonnnjo It seems very odd to me @Tobyveall You win the jackpot! @johnjeaston Thanks JohnWe rightly lament environmental destruction elsewhere, yet we do almost nothing to restore our own lost ecosystems.… https://t.co/WBYnmd2N2H @JohnWrx2103 Thanks John @LeeMabbutt @PeteWard7 If the soil washes off the land, you won't be getting it from anywhere, mate.
11/15
2019
It's time to trot out those Killer Facts on Natural #Flood Management again! 4. 2 timber bunds u/s of Pickering p… https://t.co/W8YxBgpXzp
Retweeted by George MonbiotOh blimey. I've just discovered that Priti Patel's consultation on criminalising the lives of Romani Gypsies and Tr… https://t.co/hActofvHPZPlease sign this petition. Thank you. https://t.co/Pp5W74ycAAIt's time to trot out those Killer Facts on Natural #Flood Management again! 2. Restoration by re-vegetation and g… https://t.co/Ovm6wNDeBO
Retweeted by George Monbiot @ElspethWebb It could also be the other way roundIt's time to trot out those Killer Facts on #Natural #Flood Management again! 1. Re-wetting the Exmoor Mires by bl… https://t.co/oimHGs25zl
Retweeted by George MonbiotTories want to put nimbyism into law- and discriminate against Roma, travellers rough sleepers https://t.co/FpkH3XybUc
Retweeted by George MonbiotThe ignorance and denial among some land owners/managers is frightening. This man is talking about rivers. He genui… https://t.co/P1UNFOwhAe @Vince_Rookery Thanks SamThe times, they are a-changing. Well, the Mirror is, at any rate. https://t.co/0WLpLdyuVX @willpenrievans @danjohns1985 If decisions aren't made with good science, you make life worse for yourself, and for… https://t.co/v1wTXH9syHTwo things always called for when flooding happens: sandbags and river dredging. Sandbags are almost always useless… https://t.co/NlPLt3F0qp
Retweeted by George Monbiot @willpenrievans I rely on the science, not folklore. You have simply got this wrong. https://t.co/APRTvC5tg8 @GeorgeMonbiot '75% of police responses indicated that their current powers were sufficient and/or proportionate. A… https://t.co/q3bvVyRdhR
Retweeted by George MonbiotUnlike a lot of people on my timeline, @CIWEM knows what it's talking about. https://t.co/tPC2yLVRGJ https://t.co/yT76dZ35HOUsing dredging to relieve floods is like using petrol to douse fires. It is precisely the wrong tool.Some people are arguing that while dredging upstream of towns is clearly a disaster, dredging downstream should spe… https://t.co/ToFAzO0I2xThe reason that's a weird link, by the way, is that the report was written by the Environment Agency but deleted by… https://t.co/9X1pVBiOTdDredging does not enhance the capacity of the ctachment, but it does accelerate the flow to the towns downstream, h… https://t.co/uw0WwCsnFpThere are so many misconceptions on this issue. The capacity of rivers is generally less than 1% of the capacity of… https://t.co/9VYmWVY3Sq @CraigBennett3 @WildlifeTrusts This is excellent news. @CraigBennett3 @friends_earth You've done great work Craig. Loads to be proud of. Looking forward to seeing what you do next.On Thursday, I'm interviewing Chris Morris at the Ultimate Picture Palace in Oxford, following a screening of his n… https://t.co/9eb3sbAyYSThere’s a word for people who appear to feel no guilt about the harm they do to others. And there are several words… https://t.co/6cwFq3MCviWhen I consider Priti Patel’s career as a tobacco lobbyist, her shocking behaviour at DFID, culminating in her secr… https://t.co/fr7XjFAhWwThis is straightforward racism. Romani Gypsies and Travellers are legally protected against race discrimination und… https://t.co/f7JQGkFye7
11/14
2019
@deepbreeze108 probablyFirst they came for the Travellers ...What the government is proposing here is nothing less than cleansing. Possibly the darkest and most frightening leg… https://t.co/VujUWN4l9C @BrianDrian Ah, actually that is what I'm saying ... @DanHowdle That's not what I'm saying ... 😉Confronted with the reality of what we're eating, suddenly we can't face it. Warning: this chicken contains chicke… https://t.co/LH5N6xfJniWhat I find myself saying most on Twitter: "That's not what I'm saying." @Tobyveall It's a classic example of the instrumentalist approach to nature. @RevolutionPi That's not what I'm saying. Please watch the film. @kevcow That could be dangerous, as rivers cut back to find equilibrium after dredging, undermining foundations (an… https://t.co/zLOXley1AD
11/13
2019

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