Bill Rees is a human ecologist and professor who has lectured in 26 countries around the world. Best known as the originator of ‘ecological footprint analysis’, Dr Rees has special interests in ecologically relevant metrics of sustainability and barriers to sustainability, including self-delusion in humans. Rees was named one of BC’s top public intellectuals in 2000 by the Vancouver Sun among a multitude of prestigious awards in his field.
TEDxSFU: Who is your biggest inspiration?
BR: Herman Daly, Richard Dawkins, James Hansen, or Richard Wilkinson.
TEDxSFU: How are you connected to SFU?
BR: Taught a course on environmental impact there once.
TEDxSFU: The Mayans were right: today’s the last day on earth. How will you spend your time?
BR: Watching for the asteroid (after telling a bunch of folks, “I told you so!”)
TEDxSFU: What you love about Vancouver the most?
BR: Diversity of everything.