Rex Weyler ecology blog: Deep Green

Lisa Gibbons Fine Arts at Lisa Gibbons  

Salmonberry Arts, Rex Weyler, Lisa Gibbons, Norm Gibbons: Salmonberry

Our home Cortes Island news and events site: Tidelines

Rex Weyler on "Real Wealth" at IdeaCity


Ecology: As a journalist, I am primarily focused on ecology, which I believe is the defining discourse of our age and the key challenge humanity must solve for the benefit of our progeny. Here are some important and useful ecology links:


Chevron oil pollution in Ecuador: One of the most devastating pollution crimes in history

"Chevron's Amazon Chernobyl Case moves to Canada" at Deep Green

The affected Indigenous communities in Ecuador: ChevronToxico

Ecuador's Supreme Court decision against Chevron: unanimous judgement

Summary of evidence against Chevron found by Ecuador's courts.

Chevron's bribery and fabrication of evidence in U.S. courts to evade Ecuador judgment


Some good ecology sites:

            Dark Mountain


            Our finite world

            Post-Carbon Institute 

            Foundation for Deep Ecology

            Oil Drum

            Encyclopedia of Earth: Good, reliable, scientific essays


Gregory Bateson: systems, cybernetics, patterns that connect, what endures in Nature:

Steps to an Ecology of Mind: collected essays

Mind and Nature: Systems, complexity, co-evolution

Film: Ecology of Mind, by daughter Nora Bateson; excellent summary of Bateson’s work

Small Arcs of Larger Circles, by Nora Bateson: Rethinking how to think about ecology


Arne Naess and Deep Ecology

Ecology, community and lifestyle, by Arne Naess

The Living Mountain, Arne Naess 1912-2009, Rex Weyler, Deep Green

Deep Ecology for the 21st Century: Good collection: Naess, Chellis Glendinning, Gary Snyder, Dolores LaChapelle, Paul Shepard, George Sessions, and others.

David Abram: Spell of the Sensuous and Becoming Animal


Some ecology classics:

            Alice Hamilton, MD: Exploring The Dangerous Trades, 1943

            Aldo Leopold, Sand County Almanac, 1949

            Eugene Odum, Fundamentals of Ecology, 1954

            Marston Bates, The Forest and the Sea, ecology and economy, 1960

            Rachel Carson: Silent Spring, 1962

            Edward Abby: Desert Solitaire, 1968

            Barry Commoner, The Closing Circle, 1971 

            Donella Meadows, et. al., Limits to Growth, 1972

                        Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update, 2004

            Paul Shepard: The Tender Carnivore and the Sacred Game,1973

            Wendell Berry, Solving for Pattern, 1981, genuine ecological solutions.

            Roderick Nash: The Rights of Nature, 1989

            Joseph Tainter: The Collapse of Complex Societies, 1990


Ecological Economics:

Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen, The Entropy Law and Economic Process, 1971

            Herman Daly, Steady-State Economics 1977, 1991

            Hazel Henderson, Paradigms in Progress, 1995 

            Mark Anielski, Genuine Wealth and The Economics of Happiness, 2008

            Howard T. Odum, Energy, Ecology & Economics, essay, 1974

with Elisabeth C. Odum, A Prosperous Way Down: Principles and Policies, 2001

            Rex Weyler, Biophysical Economics, 2009

Entropy & Ecology: The Economics of Georgescu-Roegen, 2010

       Ecology and Economy, Deep Green, 2010

Debt, Human Rights, and Nature, Deep Green, 2011


Ecological Overshoot:

William Catton, Overshoot, 1980, groundbreaking study

Excerpt from Overshoot: on industrialism, collapse, carrying capacity

Albert Bartlett, “Arithmetic, Population, and Energy”: video lecture, exponential growth

Essay “Reflections on Sustainability, Population Growth, and the Environment”

William Rees: Our Ecological Footprint, 1996

The Way Forward: Survival 2100, Solutions Journal, 2012.

Population Media Centre, Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot, ed. Tom Butler