George Joshua Richard Monbiot (born 27 January 1963) is an English writer and activist. He writes for The Guardian every week about environment issues. Seven of his books have been published. In 1995, Nelson Mandela gave him a United Nations Global 500 Award. In January 2010 he started a website called ArrestBlair.org. The website offers money to people who are trying to have Tony Blair arrested for crimes against peace.
Early life[change | change source]
Monbiot was born in Kensington, London. Both his parents worked in politics. He grew up in a house in Henley-on-Thames. He went to Stowe School. He then won a scholarship to study at Brasenose College, Oxford. He did a Master's degree in zoology there.
Career[change | change source]
After he got his degree, Monbiot made radio programmes about natural history for the BBC Natural History Unit. Then he left and joined the BBC's World Service. He left to write his first book, Poisoned Arrows.
Monbiot was in the 2009 movie The Age of Stupid.
In 2013, Monbiot's book Feral: Searching for Enchantment on the Frontiers of Rewilding was published.
In July 2013, he gave a TED talk about Feral.