with Brendan Montegue
How the system of capitalism continues to interact with natural systems – and whether this will cause irreversible change to the climate system – will determine the history of humanity. So can ‘systems thinking’ transform the way journalists understand and report this world of systems?
”It’s incumbent on us as a community to develop our own media and to be very clear about whose interests it serves and how it serves those interests.”
Brendan has recently published an article on this topic ahead of launching the idea at Off Grid Festival.
Brendan Montague is editor of The Ecologist online and is responsible for publishing all the content on the website. Brendan’s interests include systems theory, social ecology and almost any subject featured on In Our Time. He is the founder of the Request Initiative and the author of Impact of Market Forces on Addictive Substances and Behaviours: The web of influence of addictive industries (Oxford University Press). Brendan was a committed environmentalist as soon as it became cool – writing about McDonald’s in HSM – his secondary school magazine – which was banned. He has worked for more than a decade on regional newspapers, learning the craft of journalism, before spending a few years on the nationals, publishing with The Guardian, The Independent and the Sunday Times, as well as New Internationalist, the New Statesman and Vice.com.