Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Silent Spring

Silent Spring is a classic, helped push the federal government to create the EPA, and was a large reason we finally banned DDT and other incredibly dangerous chemicals from agricultural and pesticide use. I admired her expert understanding of the science and how critical she saw the need to action to be. Good for someone in the environmental movement to read to know where most of everything came from.

The science she explains is so clear that it reminds me of the science behind the dangers of tobacco and greenhouse gases. The blowback she received from industrial interests reminds me of tobacco companies and fossil fuel interests. Definitely recommended.

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