The ECOreport publishes Rex Wyler’s personal reflections of the launch of the modern environmental movement in the mid 1970’s.
By Roy L Hales
Greenpeace exploded into the public’s awareness after confronting the Russian Whaling fleet off the coast of California. This kind of environmental action was unheard of in 1975! The next day, there were photographs around the world. Looking back today, Rex Wyler thinks that, in some ways, that moment was the launch of the modern environmental movement.