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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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  • 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 >

  • "Quien prefiere lo vivo a lo pintado es el hombre que piensa, canta o sueña."
    "The one who prefers what is alive over what is made up is
    the person who writes, sings or dreams.”
    — Antonio Machado

    Once or twice a year I have a beer with my old Greenpea... Read more >

  • 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 >

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