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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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  • This summer, the United Nations International Resource Panel (IRP), published 'Global Material Flows and Resource Productivity', a report that admits what ecologists have been saying for decades: resources are limited, human consumption trends are uns... Read more >

  • Brent Spar: The sea is not a dustbin

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 24 September, 2016 at 1:45 3 comments

    In August 2016, Prestel Books published Photos That Changed the World, including this image of the Greenpeace Brent Spar campaign, captured by David Sims on 16 June 1995.

    Brent Spar and Greenpeace activists. 16/06/1995  © Greenpeace / David SimsGreenpeace approaches Brent Spar, 1995, dodging a Shell water cannon. Photo by ... Read more >

  • Globalisation’s dark side

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 11 August, 2016 at 0:46

    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 theory that nations c...

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  • Fire Then and Now

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 13 July, 2016 at 1:23

    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 the rest of natu... Read more >

  • The Tesla dream

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 3 June, 2016 at 22:50 7 comments

    How much will electric vehicles slow carbon emissions?

    Each passing month breaks modern temperature records, citizens perish in 51°C heat in India, unseasonal fires rage in the Canadian tar sands, methane escapes from arctic permafrost, Earth approac... Read more >

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