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Deep Green

Topic | May 9, 2010 at 12:23

Rex Weyler was a director of the original Greenpeace Foundation, the editor of the organisation's first newsletter, and a co-founder of Greenpeace International in 1979. Deep Green is his monthly column.

Deep Green: Why De-Growth? An interview

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | June 27, 2011 13 comments

“GDP, the so-called measure of economic growth, does not separate costs from benefits.” — Herman Daly, World Bank Economist, author of “Steady State Economics”. In 2008, economists and scientists met in Paris to discuss “Economic...

Feb 2010 - Real Sustainability

Background | March 9, 2010 at 12:10

Cultural habits - like people - go through stages when they face death. Dr. Elizabeth Kübler-Ross described this process as the 'five stages of grief' - denial, anger, bargaining and depression, before the final acceptance of reality. In human...

May 2010 - Cars

Background | May 20, 2010 at 12:49

The Toyota hybrid with a stuck accelerator and no brakes is a sad icon of our age. Our modern industrial society remains stuck on growth and does not know how to stop. Like the runaway Toyota, we are headed for a crash. The car, however, is...

April 2010 - The car

Background | March 20, 2010 at 13:54

The Toyota hybrid with a stuck accelerator and no brakes is a sad icon of our age. Our modern industrial society remains stuck on growth and does not know how to stop. Like the runaway Toyota, we are headed for a crash. The car, however, is more...

Nature: A System of Systems

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | August 22, 2012 19 comments

"The major problems in the world are the result of the difference between how nature works and the way people think." — Gregory Bateson, An Ecology of Mind . Piecemeal ecology does not work. Forty years have passed since the...

Real Wealth

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | December 2, 2011 2 comments

"Money and market values cannot be used to evaluate real wealth from the environment." — Howard T. Odum Howard T. Odum's Energy Economics In the 1970s, Howard T. Odum explained human economics using ecology and energy...

Deep Green: The women who founded Greenpeace

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | September 17, 2010 5 comments

"A lot of people are waiting for Martin Luther King Jr. or Mahatma Gandhi to come back, but they are gone. We are it." — Marian Wright Edelman Although men got most of the headlines in the early Greenpeace campaigns, many strong...

Honey Bee Collapse: A Lesson in Ecology

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | June 10, 2013 5 comments

"In the last four years, the chemical industry has spent $11.2 million on a PR initiative to say it's not their fault, so we know whose fault it is." ― Jon Cooksey, writer, director: How to Boil a Frog . We know what is killing...

Nuclear Delusions

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | July 7, 2011 17 comments

Why nuclear power is not a solution to our energy challenge The heating of Earth remains the most urgent symptom of humanity’s mismanagement of our technological civilization. Desperately seeking answers for a low carbon energy...

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