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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...

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...

The Ocean Plastic Crisis

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 15 October, 2017 1 comment

"Plastics!" This became one of the most famous film lines from the 1960s era. In the film The Graduate, young university graduate, Ben (Dustin Hoffman) appears annoyed and distracted when his wealthy American parents stage an elaborate...

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