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Peter Willcox, Greenpeace Captain Protecting the Future of our Planet

Peter Willcox, 20 years after being Captain of the 1985 'Rainbow Warrior'.

Peter Willcox, 20 years after being Captain of the 1985 ‘Rainbow Warrior’.

Peter Willcox, Greenpeace captain, spoke with Rob about actions described in his new book. First we learn about people of the Marshall Islands suffering horribly from nuclear fallout poisoning when we detonated a nuclear bomb a thousand time as powerful as Hiroshima. When our government refused to resettle people to a cleaner place, Greenpeace moved the population.

In the Philippines, Greenpeace overcame resistance and moved American military toxic waste to the American Embassy.  In New Zealand, the Greenpeace ship was sabotaged by blasting killing a member of the crew.  The ship was destroyed.  Greenpeace travels north of Russia to draw attention to a supersized oil rig far above the Arctic Circle.  With surprising Soviet ferocity, the “Arctic 30” are thrown in prison.

Many conditions are bad and worsening. Despite it all, the Captain maintains an upbeat can-do attitude driven by a passion for humanity.  He offers hopeful solutions – actions that do no harm to others or property. Actions that make statements to change people’s minds (or at least broaden perspectives) are needed. Identify feasible actions, treat all respectfully, surround with friends and do something for the better.

Click here to purchase Greenpeace Captain: My Adventures in Protecting the Future of Our Planet.  When you do you will benefit the Ocean River Institute.