This can be the year when we recharge nature – and ourselves | George Monbiot

We can keep our eco-anxiety at bay by working to rewild our seas and restore our environment

It’’ s going to be a rough year. The deadly mix of intensifying environment breakdown and the capture of essential federal governments by killer clowns provokes an awful sense of inevitability. Simply when we require identified action, we understand that our federal governments, and the effective individuals to whom they react, will do whatever they can to stymie it.

Witness the catastrophes in Australia. In mid-December, on the day the country’’ s deadly heatwave struck, Rupert Murdoch’’ s paper the Australian filled its front page with a report commemorating brand-new coal exports and a smear story about the chiefs of the state fire services, who were requiring an instant end to the burning of nonrenewable fuel sources. The action of the prime minister, Scott Morrison, to the intensifying disaster was to start a vacation abroad as his nation burned.

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