"This year marks the 50th anniversary of Silent Spring, the seminal work by Rachel Carson. With the book’s publication in 1962, Carson challenged the long-held belief that humankind’s needs justified the destruction of the environment."
Mines the significance of Rachel Carson to the environmental movement, and commemorates Silent Spring with commentaries from influential women today.
Notes that Carson's book was highly controversial when published because of her radical view of the environment and her open attack of the use of DDT. The commemorators are powerful women from diverse disciplines including Winsome McIntosh, Theo Colburn, and Hazel Henderson. The article does a great job of paying due attention to this great American author and activist.
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Source is Forbes.