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Rachel Carson on American Experience.

Discussion in 'Energy, Environment, and Policy' started by nwdiver, Jan 24, 2017.

  1. nwdiver

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    #1 nwdiver, Jan 24, 2017
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    Silent Spring has been on my must read list for an embarrassing amount of time. I caught a 2hr special on PBS.

    Rachel Carson is widely credited for elevating environmental issues and creating the political inertia necessary for the founding of the EPA. I found the documentary unexpectedly powerful and incredibly poignant given our current state of affairs :(

    One quote stuck in my mind from Naomi Klein. 'Silent Spring' wasn't a science book. I was a science communication book. We desperately need more science communication....
     
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    I watched it as well. Quite good.
    She was ahead of her time.
     

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