Blogger profile

Rex Weyler

He was a photographer and reporter on the early Greenpeace whale and seal campaigns, and has written one of the best and most comprehensive histories of the organisation, Greenpeace (Raincoast, 2004). His book, Blood of the Land, a history of the American Indian Movement, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. 

More blogger information

  • Historic Human Overshoot

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - January 26, 2012 at 12:39

    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 reached this state of overshoot on a global scale. In seeking solutions, we may benefit from some historical perspective. 

    University of British Columbia professor Dr. William Rees and his colleague Mathis Wackernagel originated the “ecological footprint” analysis, now universally used to measure personal, family, or regional ecological impact. Rees estimates that humans now use about fifty percent more resources in a year than Earth can replenish. In 2010, Rees wrote “The Human Nature of Unsustainability” for the Post Carbon Reader, expl... Read more >

  • The World’s Biggest Carbon Bomb

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - September 21, 2011 at 10:33

    Deep Green is Rex Weyler's monthly column, reflecting on the roots of activism, environmentalism, and Greenpeace's past, present, and future. The opinions here are his own.

    And the fuses that threaten to set it off

    Rex WeylerThree 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 northern Alberta, Canada to marine ports where oil producers hope to ship tar sands crude oil to world energy markets.

    Releasing the ancient tar sands carbon into Earth’s atmosphere threatens every man, woman, and child on Earth as well as every other creature. NASA climatologist Dr. James Hansen has warned that if the tar sands is fully exploited, “it is game-over for E... Read more >

  • Deep Green: Debt, Human Rights and Nature

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - February 17, 2011 at 7:57

    Deep Green is Rex Weyler's monthly column, reflecting on the roots of activism, environmentalism, and Greenpeace's past, present, and future. The opinions here are his own. Read more >

    For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green t...
  • Deep Green: What the Greens got right

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - January 18, 2011 at 9:31

    Deep Green is Rex Weyler's monthly column, reflecting on the roots of activism, environmentalism, and Greenpeace's past, present, and future. The opinions here are his own.

    January 2011

    Rex Wyler Read more >

    “Ecology is a subversive subject.”

    Paul Sears, BioScience,...

  • Deep Green: Entropy and Ecology

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - December 22, 2010 at 8:49

    Deep Green is Rex Weyler's monthly column, reflecting on the roots of activism, environmentalism, and Greenpeace's past, present, and future. The opinions here are his own.

    December 2010

    Rex Wyler

    If you don’t have some appreciation of the economy as... Read more >

6 - 10 of 10 results.