George Monbiot is a British writer known for his environmental activism. In summer 2013, he published Feral: Rewilding the Land, the Sea and Human Life. Part personal journal, part essay on natural science and wildlife (and on our own wild side), the book follows Monbiot’s efforts to re-engage with nature. He shows how, by restoring and rewilding our damaged ecosystems on land and at sea, we can bring wonder back into our lives, and lays out a new, positive environmental vision, in which nature is allowed to find its own way.
Please take 15 minutes and watch his inspiring and fascinating TED talk from September 2013.
If you haven’t seen the short film he made in 2014, How Wolves Change Rivers, which he wrote, directed and narrated, this should not be missed! It’s so wonderful.
It shows how wolves, which are top predators, have far-reaching beneficial effects upon entire ecosystems — including the structure of rivers.
Recently, he published a piece titled Falling in Love Again, Rebuilding our relationship with the natural world can re-animate our own lives, as well as the ecosystem.