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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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  • The Anthropocene Debate

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 9 December, 2016 at 15:15

    “A hushed hundred million years from now, all that we consider to be the great works of man – the sculptures and the libraries, the monuments and the museums, the cities and the factories – will all be compressed into a layer of sediment not much thic...

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  • Where is the hope?

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 30 November, 2016 at 14:00 1 comment

    I’m not sure we can win with logic. 

    How do we reverse species loss, climate change, toxins, general overshoot of Earth’s generous habitats? We have the science, but humanity at the large scale does not appear to have the political will. We live in a... Read more >

  • 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 - 23 September, 2016 at 23:45 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 - 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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