GEORGE MONBIOT writes a weekly column for the Guardian and is the author of a number of books, including Heat: How to Stop the Planet Burning; The Age of Consent: A Manifesto for a New World Order; Captive State: The Corporate Takeover of Britain; and Feral: Rewilding the Land, Sea and Human Life. He recently helped to found Rewilding Britain, which seeks to redefine people's relationship to the living world.
"A dazzling command of science and relentless faith in people I never miss reading him." - Naomi Klein "George Monbiot is always original both in the intelligence of his opinions and the depth and rigour of his research." - Brian Eno "His passion for social and ecological justice is undimmed by twenty-first-century cynicism. His desire for knowledge across the widest gamut of subjects (scientific, historical, political and cultural) enables him to reach places which are foreign territory to many of us." -Herald (Glasgow) "What most impresses in Monbiot s clever, elegant writing is the way he strives to think beyond protest towards realistic, representative solutions to the problems of world politics and trade." - The Times "A writer of eloquence and passion." - Observer "An excellent critique of much that is wrong with modern society." - Tablet "How Did We Get into this Mess? does an excellent job of articulating the cultural dearth of our times and suggesting ways to counteract its causes and expressions, whilst resisting defeatism...[Monbiot] leaves his reader with a sense of hope, empowered to help build a better future" - Marx & Philosophy