After 50 Years Silent Spring is More Relevant than Ever

Carl Zichella’s Blog

Posted October 11, 2012 in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Solving Global Warming, The Media and the Environmen
The human race is challenged more than ever before to demonstrate our mastery, not over nature but of ourselves. -- Rachel Carson (1907-1964)  
Last month marked the 50th anniversary of the publication of Silent Spring by Rachel Carson, one of the most influential books of the 20th century and one of the most passionate pleas for the conservation of nature and restraint in tampering with the processes that govern life ever written.  As a recent New York Times magazine piece illustrated, Carson’s reward was a leading place in the pantheon of environmental leaders and the undying and hysterical hatred of the chemical industry’s mouthpieces and apologists.

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