Posts by Rex Weyler

  • Student Strike for More Climate Protection in BerlinSchueler-Streik fuer mehr Klimaschutz in Berlin© Gordon Welters / Greenpeace
    Extinction and Rebellion
    17 May 2019

    "One of the strengths of 1960s social rebellion was a union of art and politics. That spirit appears to be flowering again."

  • Life Patents Action at EPO in Munich © Greenpeace / Jens Küsters
    Monsanto: Busted
    3 May 2019

    The risk of pesticides in food does not stop with glyphosate. A 2019 study by the US Environmental Working Group (EWG) found pesticide residues in 70% of the fruits and…

  • 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…