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Nature: A System of Systems

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | August 23, 2012

"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...

Deep Green: Why De-Growth? An interview

Blog entry by Nick Young | June 29, 2011

Deep Green is Rex Weyler's monthly column, reflecting on the roots of activism, environmentalism, and Greenpeace's past, present, and future. The opinions here are his own. “GDP, the so-called measure of economic growth,...

Deep Green - May 2008

Blog entry by Nick | June 13, 2008

Going Deeper Since the late Pleistocene, 100,000 years ago, when a few thousand Homo sapiens poked around Africa, Asia, and the Mediterranean, human population has doubled 22 times. We have one more such doubling left, and that's it.

Deep Green - March 2008

Blog entry by Nick | March 29, 2008

Greening the Titanic Elle magazine announces that eco-friendly fashions are hip and features Stella McCartney vegan, silk dress sandals at $495, which would work well on a date in the $100,000 Tesla electric sports car. “In this...

Historic Human Overshoot

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | January 26, 2012

In nature, any successful species can overshoot a habitat, consuming resources faster than Earth’s ecosystems can replenish them. On Earth today, indicators such as species extinctions, soil loss, and global warming – tell us that...

Deep Green: What the Greens got right

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | January 18, 2011

Deep Green is Rex Weyler's monthly column, reflecting on the roots of activism, environmentalism, and Greenpeace's past, present, and future. The opinions here are his own. January 2011 “Ecology is a subversive subject...

Deep Green: Entropy and Ecology

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | December 22, 2010

Deep Green is Rex Weyler's monthly column, reflecting on the roots of activism, environmentalism, and Greenpeace's past, present, and future. The opinions here are his own. December 2010 “ If you don’t have some...

Deep Green: Climate Alarm! Copenhagen 2009 may be humanity's last chance to avoid...

Blog entry by nick | April 27, 2009

Last summer, for the first time in recorded history, boats could circumnavigate the North Pole. To the oblivious observer, this might seem like a good thing. Perhaps some green entrepreneur will build resorts on Finland's Svalbard...

Deep Green - September 2008

Blog entry by Nick | September 30, 2008

Population : The real inconvenient truth In 1972, Ben and Dorothy Metcalfe from the budding Greenpeace Foundation in Canada attended the world's first UN Conference on the Human Environment, in Stockholm, where they succeeded...

Deep Green - April 2008

Blog entry by Nick | April 13, 2008

Lord of the Fruit Flies History shows that human society can change if some moral force (civil rights, women’s rights) challenges convention. However, before we can be optimistic about solving the environmental crisis, we must be...

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