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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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  • "Find out just what people will submit to and you have found out
    the exact amount of injustice and wrong that will be imposed upon them."
    – Frederick Douglass, American ex-slave civil rights leader.

    The citizens of Istanbul now appear in control of Ge... Read more >

  • Honey Bee Collapse: A Lesson in Ecology

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 10 June, 2013 at 15:00 5 comments

    "In the last four years, the chemical industry has spent $11.2 million on
    a PR initiative to say it's not their fault, so we know whose fault it is."
    ― Jon Cooksey, writer, director: How to Boil a Frog
    .

    We know what is killing the bees. Worldwide Bee ... Read more >

  • Population and Ecology

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 6 May, 2013 at 0:33 26 comments

    World  governments, the public, and the UN now recognize that the human population number matters in achieving ecological sustainability for human communities.

    For forty years, since the first United Nations environment meeting in Stockholm in 1972, ... Read more >

  • Global Heating Revisited

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 5 January, 2013 at 15:52 12 comments

    We have zero years to solve our addiction to hydrocarbon energy.

    How many times have we heard: We have a decade, or we have three years, or we have until 2020? In the 1980s, ecologists used to say, “We have to solve this by 2000”, which is now a deca... Read more >

  • Oil Wars

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 19 October, 2012 at 17:56 2 comments

    When you hear politicians claim that the next war is “not about the oil,” rest assured: It’s about the oil.

    Although the revolts in the Middle East involve genuine disputes within the nations – Egypt, Libya, Syria – the superpowers – US, NATO, China,... Read more >

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