Happy 107th Birthday, Rachel Louise Carson

Posted by Dan Arndt

If you don’t know who Rachel Louise Carson is, maybe this picture will give you a little hint.

Peregrine Falcon Calgary Zoo August 24, 2008

Peregrine Falcon
Calgary Zoo
August 24, 2008

Otherwise, you’ve probably heard of the book “Silent Spring”, published in 1962, which detailed the harmful effects of blatant use of pesticides on the environment, and more essentially, on the food chain. Without this book, and her research showing links between the increased use of DDT and a decrease in the populations of specific apex predators, such as the Peregrine Falcon above, it’s quite likely that this particular bird simply would not be alive today. You can learn more about Rachel Louise Carson here, here, or here.

Have a wonderful day.

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