Sunday, December 18, 2016

Rachel Carson was the pioneer that caused the USA to pause to realize what the chemical industry was doing to the natural world and human health.

"Things get out of kilter" (click here)

In its 12 October 1962 issue, Life magazine included this photo of Carson talking with children in the woods by her home

...Carson, a renowned nature author and a former marine biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, or FWS, was uniquely equipped to create so startling and inflammatory a book. A native of rural Pennsylvania, she had grown up with an enthusiasm for nature matched only by her love of writing and poetry. The educational brochures she wrote for FWS, as well as her published books and magazine articles, were characterized by meticulous research and a poetic evocation of her subject....

Rachel Carson would die two years after her book, "Silent Spring" was published. She succumb to breast cancer.

"Silent Spring" was published in 1962.

Rachel Carson can take credit for the Clean Air Act of 1963, the Environmental Protection Agency of 1970 under Richard Nixon and the Clean Water Act of 1972.