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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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  • Population and Ecology

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 6 May, 2013 at 2:33 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 Stockholm in 1972, ... Read more >

  • Global Heating Revisited

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 5 January, 2013 at 16:52 12 comments

    We have zero years to solve our addiction to hydrocarbon energy.

    How many times have we heard: We have a decade, or we have three years, or we have until 2020? In the 1980s, ecologists used to say, “We have to solve this by 2000”, which is now a deca... Read more >

  • Oil Wars

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 19 October, 2012 at 19:56 2 comments

    When you hear politicians claim that the next war is “not about the oil,” rest assured: It’s about the oil.

    Although the revolts in the Middle East involve genuine disputes within the nations – Egypt, Libya, Syria – the superpowers – US, NATO, China,... Read more >

  • Tongas National Forest

    "The 'control of nature' is a phrase conceived in arrogance,
    born of the Neanderthal age of biology."
    ― Rachel Carson.

    Fifty years ago, on September 27, 1962, Rachel Carson published Silent Spring, a culture-crashing exposure of chemical pollutants ... Read more >

  • Nature: A System of Systems

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 22 August, 2012 at 18:55 19 comments

    "The major problems in the world are the result of
    the difference between how nature works and the way people think."
    — Gregory Bateson, An Ecology of Mind.

    Piecemeal ecology does not work.

    Forty years have passed since the founding of Greenpeace and... Read more >

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