4/5/17

Rachel Carson Was Right!
Ellie Goldberg, April 4, 2017

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 I am inspired by the life and words of Rachel Carson the scientist and writer who would have been 110 years old this year. Her book Silent Spring was a call for sanity, public integrity, health security and human rights. It is as relevant today as it was in 1962. 
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Silent Spring catalyzed a wave of political urgency and public responsibility for the health of our communities because we learned that our health depends on the quality of our environment. Today, more than ever, as our institutional and structural protections are slipping away, we need public leadership dedicated to the principles of science and sustainability. 
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See full testimony at http://tinyurl.com/RCarson2017

“The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders 
and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall
 have for destruction.” Rachel Carson