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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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  • 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 >

  • Tongas National Forest

    "The 'control of nature' is a phrase conceived in arrogance,
    born of the Neanderthal age of biology."
    ― Rachel Carson.

    Fifty years ago, on September 27, 1962, Rachel Carson published Silent Spring, a culture-crashing exposure of chemical pollutants ... Read more >

  • Nature: A System of Systems

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 22 August, 2012 at 16:55 19 comments



    "The major problems in the world are the result of
    the difference between how nature works and the way people think."
    — Gregory Bateson, An Ecology of Mind.

    Piecemeal ecology does not work.

    Forty years have passed since the founding of Greenpeace and... Read more >

  • Zeitgeist Shift

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 7 August, 2012 at 14:40 9 comments

    Did Earth rumble after the Rio+20 climate conference? Or was that the roar of a billion citizens letting go the expectation that polite dialogue and political process would restore Earth’s ecological balance?

    In any case, the global Zeitgeist shift... Read more >

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