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Deep Green

Topic | 9 May, 2010 at 14:23

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 | 27 June, 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...

How to Change the World: Film review

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 9 September, 2015 4 comments

Greenpeace has been documented in hundreds of books, films, television specials, magazine articles, blogs, university courses and doctoral dissertations. On 9 September, in some 600 cinemas in the UK and US, Picturehouse and Met Films...

Nature: A System of Systems

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 22 August, 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 | 2 December, 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...

Missing the Target

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 10 February, 2017 6 comments

The urgency to solve our climate crisis feels something like a ship heading off course: The longer you delay, the more you have to turn the wheel.   Consider these numbers: 2, 350, 1990. These were the original climate goals. In...

A Brief History of Environmentalism

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 5 January, 2018 4 comments

"The goal of life is living in agreement with nature." — Zeno ~ 450 BC (from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers) Homo sapiens roamed the Earth. We can only speculate about how these early humans reacted, but migrating...

Honey Bee Collapse: A Lesson in Ecology

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 10 June, 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...

Historic Human Overshoot

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 25 January, 2012 11 comments

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: The women who founded Greenpeace

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 17 September, 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...

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