Posts by Rex Weyler
Look up, look in13 January 2022
Don't Look Up quickly broke Netflix viewing records, and the film has become a lightning rod for opinions about the climate crisis.
Ecology? Look it up! You’re still involved24 December 2021
This year has been the 50th Anniversary of Greenpeace. During this era, a half-century ago, citizens around the world began seeing signs of a pending ecological crisis, and began to…
Photographic memories II3 December 2021
From 1974 to 1982, I served as photographer on Greenpeace campaigns. Here are a dozen more photographs from those years along with some memories that they evoke.
Thoughts for young activists5 November 2021
During this year — the 50th anniversary of Greenpeace — I've had occasion to speak with ecology and human-rights activists around the world. In some cases, young activists have asked…
50 years of Greenpeace: Looking back and looking forward12 September 2021
This month, Greenpeace celebrates 50 years of environmental activism, dating from the first campaign to stop a nuclear bomb test in Alaska, launched from Vancouver Canada, on Sept. 15, 1971.
Photographic Memories10 September 2021
From 1974 to 1982, I served as photographer on Greenpeace campaigns. Here are a dozen photographs from those years and some memories that they evoke.
Irving and Dorothy Stowe: Mentors to a movement7 August 2021
Two Greenpeace founders, Irving and Dorothy Stowe, grew up during world wars, the dawn of a global peace movement, and a non-violent direct action movement inspired by Mahatma Gandhi.
50 years of Greenpeace: Q&A with Rex Weyler27 June 2021
I was asked to host a series of virtual "mailbag" calls connecting activists across generations and regions. The outpouring of interest — and questions — from those at Greenpeace today…
The roots of Greenpeace13 June 2021
This September 2021, Greenpeace will celebrate 50 years of environmental activism, dating from the launch of the first Greenpeace campaign to stop a nuclear bomb test in Alaska.
How I became an ecologist5 June 2021
How does an engineering student, in the era of expanding space exploration, become an ecologist? In my case: Rachel Carson, the Cuyahoga River, Gregory Bateson, Bateson, Fools Crow, and a…