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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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  • Globalisation’s dark side

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 10 August, 2016 at 22:46

    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 - 12 July, 2016 at 23:23

    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 20:50 3 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 >

  • Ecological bankruptcy

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 4 May, 2016 at 12:00 2 comments

    There may not be a single large-scale industry or multi-national corporation on Earth that is genuinely profitable if they had to account for their ecological impact. A recent UN-supported report shows that the world's 3,000 largest publicly-traded co... Read more >

  • War and Money

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 15 April, 2016 at 18:40 2 comments

    "Who is doing this? Who is killing us? This great evil. How did it steal into the world?
    We were a family. How did it break up and come apart?"
    – Private Witt's thoughts, The Thin Red Line, by Terrence Malick. 

    Records from the first century portray Je... Read more >

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