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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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  • Joni Mitchell: A tribute to the artist

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 2 July, 2015 at 10:00

    On 31 March, 2015, Joni Mitchell – who helped launch Greenpeace with a 1970 benefit concert, and emerged as one of the greatest songwriters and performers of the last 50 years – experienced a brain aneurysm. Friends found her unconscious at her home i... Read more >

  • Global Warming Update

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 29 May, 2015 at 9:00 12 comments

    March 2015 was the warmest March in a 136 years of records, and CO2 levels are now higher than they have been in 800,000 years. If you are an environmental activist, or someone who cares and wants to help, you may find yourself confronting a denialis... Read more >

  • How do systems get unstuck?

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 23 April, 2015 at 21:30 6 comments

    Human enterprise appears stuck, like an addict, in habitual behaviour. We have plenty of data alerting us to global heating, declining species, disappearing forests, and rising toxins in our ecosystems. Yet, after decades of efforts to reverse these t... Read more >

  • Are limits to growth real?

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 17 January, 2015 at 22:46 3 comments

    In 2002, global warming denialist and anti-environmental gadfly Bjørn Lomborg consigned the 1972 book, The Limits to Growth, to "the dustbin of history." However, 42 years of data now appear to vindicate the book’s premise, that the human enterprise m... Read more >

  • Coal: Darkness in the Lignite era

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 24 September, 2014 at 11:00 1 comment

    Coal, known as "King coal" or "black gold" for its historic economic influence, is also known as the "dirtiest fuel," the most carbon-intensive and toxic hydrocarbon. The industry has promoted "clean coal," but since they have exhausted Earth's premiu... Read more >

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