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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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  • Canada: Climate Criminal

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 4 January, 2012 at 20:09 37 comments

    At the dawn of the 21st century a new political regime has transformed Canada from global hero – once standing up for peace, people, and nature – to global criminal, plunging into war, eroding civil rights, and destroying environments.

    What happene... Read more >

  • Real Wealth

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 2 December, 2011 at 19:09 2 comments

    "Money and market values cannot be used to
    evaluate real wealth from the environment."
    — Howard T. Odum

    Howard T. Odum's Energy Economics

    In the 1970s, Howard T. Odum explained human economics using ecology and energy fundamentals. His work remains e... Read more >

  • The World’s Biggest Carbon Bomb

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 20 September, 2011 at 15:30 14 comments

    ...And the fuses that threaten to set it off.

    Three long fuses lead back to the world’s biggest carbon bomb: The Canadian Tar Sands. The fuses are pipelines – existing and proposed – that run from the black sludge lakes and devastated landscape of no... Read more >

  • Nuclear Delusions

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 7 July, 2011 at 11:34 18 comments

    Why nuclear power is not a solution to our energy challenge

    The heating of Earth remains the most urgent symptom of humanity’s mismanagement of our technological civilization. Desperately seeking answers for a low carbon energy regime, some observers... Read more >

  • Deep Green: Why De-Growth? An interview

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 27 June, 2011 at 16:19 15 comments

    “GDP, the so-called measure of economic growth, does not separate costs from benefits.”
    — Herman Daly, World Bank Economist, author of “Steady State Economics”.

    In 2008, economists and scientists met in Paris to discuss “Economic Degrowth for Ecologic... Read more >

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