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The critical state of Mother Earth, 2015

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 4 December, 2015 1 comment

In September of this year, Chief Phil Lane Jr. (Ihanktonwan Dakota and Chickasaw Nations) asked me to help prepare a document for presentation at the Indigenous World Wisdom Gathering, during the climate conference in Paris. The...

The ninth extinction

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 13 August, 2015 1 comment

Earth's living community is now suffering the most severe biodiversity crisis in 65 million years, since a meteorite struck near modern Chicxulub, Mexico, injecting dust and sulfuric acid into the atmosphere, and devastating 76% of all...

Oh Gaia! I’m a Taoist!

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 7 April, 2017 12 comments

I am teaching a Chinese history class for local students, introducing them to Taoist literature —  Tao Te Ching, Zhuangzi, Taiping jing  — and I realized: I’m a Taoist at heart. In my twenties, I learned many of my fundamental beliefs...

Deep Green: Living Like a Watershed

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 18 June, 2010 5 comments

“Nature is the first ethical teacher of humanity.” — Peter Kropotkin, Russian zoologist, geographer. Sometimes, while advocating for ecology and peace, I spend too much time with books and computer screens and not enough time with...

Deep Green: 'Becoming Animal, An Earthly Cosmology'

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 29 October, 2010

“The ‘control of nature’ is a phrase conceived in arrogance, born of the Neanderthal age of biology.” — Rachel Carson Ecologists today must ask a difficult question: Are we succeeding? Is the human enterprise changing quickly...

Population and Ecology

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 6 May, 2013 26 comments

World  governments, the public, and the UN now recognize that the human population number matters in achieving ecological sustainability for human communities. For forty years, since the first United Nations environment meeting in...

Ecological bankruptcy

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 4 May, 2016 2 comments

There may not be a single large-scale industry or multi-national corporation on Earth that is genuinely profitable if they had to account for their ecological impact. A recent UN-supported report shows that the world's 3,000 largest...

Globalisation’s dark side

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 11 August, 2016

Although concerns about immigration appeared as factors in Britain’s exit from the European Union, the Brexit vote was also a referendum on the failures of globalisation. Traditional economists promoted globalisation based on the...

Fire Then and Now

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 13 July, 2016

Fire is the fundamental human technology, the foundation of everything that came after in human societies. Controlled fire transformed our diet, physiology, psychology, language, social structure, technologies, and our relationship to...

Ends of the Earth

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 5 July, 2012 8 comments

Corporations look to plunder Earth’s polar resources The World’s multinational corporations face an unrelenting problem. Resource extraction has met Earth’s limits. The great fortunes of history were made by plundering resources,...

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