Brendan Montague

Brendan Montague is editor of The Ecologist, founder of Request Initiative and co-author of Impact of Market Forces on Addictive Substances and Behaviours: The web of influence of addictive industries (Oxford University Press)He tweets at @EcoMontague.

  • How industry first went to war with climate science

    Brendan Montague
    | 23rd August 2018
    Scientists had well understood for many decades that adding carbon dioxide to the atmosphere could raise global temperatures and cause climate change. But when politicians finally took notice, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was formed, industry began a war with science itself. BRENDAN MONTAGUE investigates

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  • How Margaret Thatcher came to sound the climate alarm

    Brendan Montague
    | 21st August 2018
    Margaret Thatcher was the first world leader to put climate change at the top of the agenda. Lord Lawson, her chancellor then, is now a mouthpiece for climate denial. So how does he explain her political support for the scientific consensus? BRENDAN MONTAGUE investigates

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  • Bags of coffee beans

    An open letter to UTZ and Rainforest Alliance

    Mackenzie Denyer
    Clare Carlile
    Brendan Montague
    | 23rd July 2018
    An open letter to the newly merged ethical certification standards, UTZ and Rainforest Alliance, urging them to maintain and improve on their certification criteria as they develop their new standard, from MACKENZIE DENYER, CLARE CARLILE and BRENDAN MONTAGUE

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