“People ask me all the time if I’m optimistic or pessimistic. Optimism and pessimism—who cares? That’s just an opinion about the future. I want realism. I just want to know what’s really going on. I want to be able to read the data, and then have an intelligent, grown-up, mature conversation about it. I’m not worried about being hopeful. You know, hope is overrated. It’s a great frame of mind, but it isn’t a strategy. Now, it’s absolutely useless from now on to quibble and to try to soft sell any of this stuff. And try and compromise and make people feel okay. We have to just start saying what’s actually going on.”
We spoke with Rex Weyler, co-founder of Greenpeace International about the origin of Greenpeace, his views on ecology, climate change and a lot more.
“Marine mammals haven’t evolved in an environment that included things like high-powered sonars and underwater explosions. We wouldn’t be flying supersonic jets at low altitude over our cities, so we shouldn’t (as much as possible) do the equivalent to marine mammals.”
"Every year, humans consume 70 million tons of seafood. Though this is an astonishing volume—one that has a serious impact on ocean populations—it cannot compare to sperm whales which consumer more than 100 million tons of seafood annually. Most of this consists of squid and small fish but—increasingly—plastic trash is making its way into the whales’ diet as well.”
~ David DeFranza highlights the plight of sperm whales.