Before Greta Thunberg, This Woman Tried to Save the Planet

On the continued legacy of Rachel Carson

Photograph of Silent Spring author Rachel Carson in 1944.
Rachel Carson, 1944. Source: Wikicommons.

Rachel Carson, author of Silent Spring (1962), brought to the American public’s attention the hazards of pesticide use on the environment. By tackling a smaller part of a larger dilemma, Carson gained both negative and positive attention from scientists, politicians, industry, and the public.

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