Posts by Rex Weyler

  • Deforestation for palm oil Indonesia © Ulet Ifansasti / Greenpeace
    Failed Economics
    17 March 2019

    For the ecosystem at large, neo-classical economics serves as a rationalisation for plunder.

  • © Daniel Beltrá / Greenpeace
    Starving Seabirds
    31 January 2019

    "Albatross are particularly vulnerable to longline hooks and and trawling nets."

  • NowWeHaveTo - Climate March in Helsinki © Jonne Sippola / Greenpeace
    The youth have seen enough
    4 January 2019

    "You only talk about moving forward with the same bad ideas that got us into this mess, even when the only sensible thing to do is pull the emergency brake."

  • An Open-Pit Mine at the Alberta Tar Sand © Greenpeace / E M
    Will peak oil save Earth’s climate?
    14 December 2018

    "Oil industry disinformation has unnecessarily confused the biophysical fact of peak oil."

  • Sand Sculpture for Solar Paradise Project in Gran Canaria © Sergio Bolaños / Greenpeace
    Sand depletion
    16 November 2018

    The immense growth of human infrastructure -- booming cities, roads, concrete, glass, electronics, and shale gas fracking -- now requires such a massive extraction of sand and gravel...

  • Leaf and Stone in Siberia © Markus Mauthe / Greenpeace
    19 October 2018

    “It all started with a lingering discontent,” explain Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, who post the on-line “Minimalists” podcasts. “Nearly a decade ago, while approaching age 30, we had…

  • Demonstration against Industrial Exploitation of the Great Northern Forest in Finland © Jonne Sippola / Greenpeace
    Hothouse Earth
    14 September 2018

    The Hothouse Earth study warns that with a heating of 3 or 4°C, Earth's "self-reinforcing feedbacks" -- wildfires, methane release, forest dieback, and so forth -- can drive the temperature…

  • Eutrophic lake
    How can we restore Earth’s nutrient cycles?
    24 August 2018

    Humanity has already breached four of the nine ecological boundaries outlined in 2009 by Johan Rockström: climate change, loss of biodiversity, land-system change, and nutrient cycles. Most of us are…

  • Fungi in Rainforest in West Papua © Jurnasyanto Sukarno / Greenpeace
    How much of Earth’s biomass is affected by humans?
    18 July 2018

    To slow or reverse this erosion of biodiversity, humanity must slow its harvest of the natural biosphere and cease the destruction, depletion, and conversion of wild habitats.

  • Urban Farming workshop in Jakarta as part of Make SMTHNG week © Afriadi Hikmal / Greenpeace
    What can we do?
    10 June 2018

    At the University of Minnesota Dr. Nate Hagens teaches an honours course called “Reality 101: A Survey of the Human Predicament.” Hagens operated his own hedge fund on Wall Street…