22 Apr '11, 1pm

Rachel Carson's Legacy Guides Today's Climate Change Battle

For those who do not know about Rachel Carson , she was a writer and scientist credited for helping to inspire the modern environmental movement. Her book “Silent Spring” challenged the practices of agricultural companies and the government, questioning the effects of pesticides on the environment and human health. The book was controversial and it was a game-changer. Seventy years after Carson published her first book, Open Road Media is releasing Rachel Carson’s "Under the Sea Wind," "The Sea Around Us," and "A Sense of Wonder" as ebooks in time for Earth Day 2011. In the same class where I learned about Carson’s work, we read a piece by Jared Diamond, called “Easter Island’s End." There is much speculation about the history of Easter Island, but this haunting version carries a message similar to Carson’s, revealing humans’ impact on the environment. Here’s his (very abr...

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