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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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  • 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 >

  • Ends of the Earth

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 5 July, 2012 at 17:37 8 comments

    Corporations look to plunder Earth’s polar resources

    The World’s multinational corporations face an unrelenting problem. Resource extraction has met Earth’s limits. The great fortunes of history were made by plundering resources, but we have taken th... Read more >

  • Historic Human Overshoot

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 25 January, 2012 at 14:49 11 comments

    In nature, any successful species can overshoot a habitat, consuming resources faster than Earth’s ecosystems can replenish them. On Earth today, indicators such as species extinctions, soil loss, and global warming – tell us that humans have reache... Read more >

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