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How Britain's environmental crisis began 200 years ago

How Britain's environmental crisis began 200 years ago

An illustration for George Monbiot's Comment piece, on the poet John Clare's records of the acts of enclosure, which allowed the fields to be fenced
off, and drove the poet and indigenous people to despair.