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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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  • 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 >

  • How does social change happen?

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 4 March, 2016 at 15:25 13 comments

    "We live mythically and integrally"
    — Marshall McLuhan

    Changing the world remains a complex challenge, with no infallible formula for success. Nevertheless, we possess the record of those who have tried, from the 3000-year-old Taoist I Ching, to Karl ... Read more >

  • Evaluating the Paris Deal

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 5 February, 2016 at 7:45 5 comments

    Hope and failure coexist in the Paris climate agreement. One may want to curse or cheer the deal, but it is history now, and we have to get on with it. The agreement provides an opportunity to assess our ecological progress and prepare to be effective... Read more >

  • The critical state of Mother Earth, 2015

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 4 December, 2015 at 15:30 1 comment

    In September of this year, Chief Phil Lane Jr. (Ihanktonwan Dakota and Chickasaw Nations) asked me to help prepare a document for presentation at the Indigenous World Wisdom Gathering, during the climate conference in Paris. The gathering is being hel... Read more >

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