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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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  • 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 >

  • Water: A Lake with a Thousand Faces

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 16 June, 2014 at 20:16 3 comments

    I live on a lakeshore. It's face changes not only day-to-day, but moment to moment, menacing and dark, then ethereal with silver light dancing everywhere, then solemn again, like glass, then lively with trout feeding at the surface. This spring, I saw... Read more >

  • On Monday, February 24, Greenpeace International's Executive Director Kumi Naidoo presented a lecture at the Oxford Martin School in the UK on civil disobedience. History shows us that civil disobedience is often necessary when the relatively weak fac... Read more >

  • The value of ancient forests

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 20 December, 2013 at 6:34

    I live in a forest, and know that I am fortunate. I watch flicker and siskin in the cedars. I hear thrush and vireo in the veiled vastness. Cutthroat trout inhabit the lake, wolves howl on winter nights, and raccoons venture out with their families fo... Read more >

  • Gazprom vs. Greenpeace Arctic 30

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 31 October, 2013 at 12:00 9 comments

    Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.

    Russia's overreaction to the Greenpeace Arctic protest — and their ludicrous waffling on the actual charges — will not work out well for Russia. Their extraordinary response will more likely help the global climate movement meet its goals.

    Public d... Read more >

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