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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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  • Oh Gaia! I’m a Taoist!

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 7 April, 2017 at 17:56 12 comments

    I am teaching a Chinese history class for local students, introducing them to Taoist literature — Tao Te Ching, Zhuangzi, Taiping jing — and I realized: I’m a Taoist at heart. In my twenties, I learned many of my fundamental beliefs from reading Lao T... Read more >

  • Biological Restoration of water and land

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 10 March, 2017 at 17:40

    According to the 2015 World Economic Forum Global Risks 2015 Report, the water crisis is the world’s #1 risk. The problem is not only the amount of water available in the world’s rivers, lakes, and aquifers, but the pollution of those resources from h... Read more >

  • Missing the Target

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 10 February, 2017 at 16:55 6 comments

    The urgency to solve our climate crisis feels something like a ship heading off course: The longer you delay, the more you have to turn the wheel.  

    Consider these numbers: 2, 350, 1990. These were the original climate goals. In 1975, at the time of ... Read more >

  • Wisdom & Foolishness

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 6 January, 2017 at 12:59 4 comments

    For Earth scientists and environmental activists, the urgent need for a dramatic shift in humanity’s relationship with the world seems painfully obvious, yet we find ourselves pushing against obsolete systems of economics and development and against a... Read more >

  • The Anthropocene Debate

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 9 December, 2016 at 16:15

    "A hushed hundred million years from now, all that we consider to be the great works of man – the sculptures and the libraries, the monuments and the museums, the cities and the factories – will all be compressed into a layer of sediment not much thic...

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