Yesterday, Susan Ruston wrote Attack on Nature: Do we care?
Please do read her article, and if any reader of this site has written on the subject, please comment and I will add your article here.
Rachel Carson was a biologist, so when she spoke, she spoke with authority. Her book Silent Spring told the story of the consequences of man’s interference with the environment.
She showed how insecticides were upsetting the balance of nature in far- reaching ways that served some people but endangered everyone and everything.
When Rachel Carson wrote ‘Silent Spring’ in 1962, people could perhaps claim they didn’t know about the hidden destruction to wildlife and the environment caused by pesticides and habitat destruction.
No one can claim that now.