Rachel Carson, Inspiring Earth Day
Sunday, April 16th, 2017 at 4:06 pm
Rachel Carson’s writings helped spark the global environmental movement which would eventually lead to the establishment of Earth Day. Her most famous work Silent Spring brought to life the negative effects pesticides have on the planet. Carson also precited increased consequence caused by prolong use of pesticides. In 1963 CBS TV aired a special on Silent Spring, bringing national and international awareness to this issue.
Watch Carson’s one-minute history: