The Lorax (Unit #11 Rachel Carson)

Rachel Carson2“Science is part of the reality of living; it is the what, the how, and the why of everything in our experience.” ~Rachel Carson

“One way to open your eyes is to ask yourself, What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again? ~ Rachel Carson

Rachel Louise Carson was an American marine biologist, author, and conservationist whose book Silent Spring and other writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement. She first alerted the world about the environmental impact of fertilizers and pesticides.

A marine biologist and nature writer, Rachel Carson catalyzed the global environmental movement with her 1962 book Silent Spring. Outlining the dangers of chemical pesticides, the book led to a nationwide ban on DDT and other pesticides and sparked the movement that ultimately led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ~ womenshistory.org

 

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