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Rex Weyler

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 Rex's column, reflecting on the roots of activism, environmentalism, and Greenpeace's past, present, and future. The opinions here are his own.

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  • A tribute to Jon Castle

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 25 January, 2018 at 16:56 3 comments

    James (Jon) Castle - 7 December 1950 to 12 January 2018

    Over four decades Captain Jon Castle navigated Greenpeace ships by the twin stars of ‘right and wrong’, defending the environment and promoting peace. Greenpeace chronicler, Rex Weyler, recounts...

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  • A Brief History of Environmentalism

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 5 January, 2018 at 15:32 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 to new habitats app... Read more >

  • World scientists’ warning to humanity

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 15 December, 2017 at 12:04 9 comments

    Environmental activists and organisations typically try and stay positive, to give people hope that we can change. Positive signs exist, going back to the historic whaling and toxic dumping bans of the 1980s. The 1987 Montreal Protocol, reducing CFC g...

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  • Fire and Rain

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 10 November, 2017 at 17:17 6 comments

    The year 2017 may become a historic milestone where the visceral effects of global heating - extreme storms and wildfires - finally reach public consciousness.

     Homeowners Access Hurricane Irma Damage - 12 Sep, 2017Homeowners Access Hurricane Irma Damage - 12 Sep, 2017

    Humans have known about the effec...

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  • The Ocean Plastic Crisis

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 15 October, 2017 at 12:30 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 party to show h... Read more >

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