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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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  • Ends of the Earth

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 5 July, 2012 at 19:37 8 comments

    Corporations look to plunder Earth’s polar resources

    The World’s multinational corporations face an unrelenting problem. Resource extraction has met Earth’s limits. The great fortunes of history were made by plundering resources, but we have taken th... Read more >

  • Historic Human Overshoot

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 25 January, 2012 at 15:49 11 comments

    In nature, any successful species can overshoot a habitat, consuming resources faster than Earth’s ecosystems can replenish them. On Earth today, indicators such as species extinctions, soil loss, and global warming – tell us that humans have reache... Read more >

  • Canada: Climate Criminal

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 4 January, 2012 at 21:09 37 comments

    At the dawn of the 21st century a new political regime has transformed Canada from global hero – once standing up for peace, people, and nature – to global criminal, plunging into war, eroding civil rights, and destroying environments.

    What happene... Read more >

  • Real Wealth

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 2 December, 2011 at 20:09 2 comments

    "Money and market values cannot be used to
    evaluate real wealth from the environment."
    — Howard T. Odum

    Howard T. Odum's Energy Economics

    In the 1970s, Howard T. Odum explained human economics using ecology and energy fundamentals. His work remains e... Read more >

  • The World’s Biggest Carbon Bomb

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 20 September, 2011 at 17:30 14 comments

    ...And the fuses that threaten to set it off.

    Three long fuses lead back to the world’s biggest carbon bomb: The Canadian Tar Sands. The fuses are pipelines – existing and proposed – that run from the black sludge lakes and devastated landscape of no... Read more >

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