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