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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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  • Deep Green: Debt, Human Rights and Nature

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 16 February, 2011 at 16:12 8 comments

    “For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider,
    every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.”
    — Martin Luther.

    In January, the bankers and corporate executives at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, ... Read more >

  • Deep Green: What the Greens got right

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 14 January, 2011 at 22:14 4 comments

    “Ecology is a subversive subject.”
    — Paul Sears, BioScience, July 1964.

    Last November, British television’s Channel 4 aired ‘What the Green Movement Got Wrong’, attacking environmentalism while supporting nuclear power, DDT, genetically modified crops... Read more >

  • Deep Green: Entropy and Ecology

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 21 December, 2010 at 16:50 13 comments

    “If you don’t have some appreciation of the economy as being embedded in the natural systems of the planet, you’re not going to get very far understanding why we’ve got the problems we have with the environment, and how we’re going to solve them.”
    — Pe...

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  • Deep Green: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 25 November, 2010 at 13:23 2 comments

    Cities at sea level around the world – including Bangkok, New Orleans, Shanghai and Amsterdam – are bracing themselves for rising seas and sinking ground. Populations on river deltas, atolls and islands face flooding and displacement. Sea-level rise a... Read more >

  • Deep Green: 'Becoming Animal, An Earthly Cosmology'

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 29 October, 2010 at 16:50

    “The ‘control of nature’ is a phrase conceived in arrogance,
    born of the Neanderthal age of biology.”
    — Rachel Carson

    Ecologists today must ask a difficult question: Are we succeeding? Is the human enterprise changing quickly enough? We can go to Worl... Read more >

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