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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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  • How do systems get unstuck?

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 23 April, 2015 at 21:30 6 comments

    Human enterprise appears stuck, like an addict, in habitual behaviour. We have plenty of data alerting us to global heating, declining species, disappearing forests, and rising toxins in our ecosystems. Yet, after decades of efforts to reverse these t... Read more >

  • Are limits to growth real?

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 17 January, 2015 at 22:46 3 comments

    In 2002, global warming denialist and anti-environmental gadfly Bjørn Lomborg consigned the 1972 book, The Limits to Growth, to "the dustbin of history." However, 42 years of data now appear to vindicate the book’s premise, that the human enterprise m... Read more >

  • 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 >

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