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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: 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 >

  • 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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