Rachel Carson and Silent Spring

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Among the many most welcome options of spring is the renewal of fowl music. Are you able to think about a spring with out the voices of birds? The silence would — as they are saying — be deafening, the absence of their songs just like the lack of certainly one of our main senses. Rachel Carson’s 1962 e-book, Silent Spring, helped discovered the trendy environmental motion. Once you hear the birds (like this Noticed Towhee or its cousin, the Japanese Towhee) sing this spring, keep in mind Rachel Carson, and be grateful. You may study extra at RachelCarson.org.

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Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring

Written by Bob Sundstrom

That is BirdNote!
Among the many most welcome options of spring is the renewal of fowl music.
[Mixed medley of bird song]
Are you able to think about a spring with out the voices of birds? The silence can be deafening, the absence of their songs just like the lack of certainly one of our main senses.
Take away the songs
We now have escaped this mute future for now.  And nobody particular person deserves our gratitude greater than Rachel Carson. [Mixed medley of bird song]
Rachel Carson’s 1962 e-book, Silent Spring, targeted public scrutiny on the continued poisoning of the pure world. She detailed immense environmental harm ensuing from large and uncontrolled use of artificial pesticides and herbicides – DDT and others. In Silent Spring, Rachel Carson delivered to mild the horrific influence of a heedless chemical assault on nature – with lethal results not simply on wildlife but additionally on human well being. She eloquently decried the view that nature exists purely for the comfort of people.
Silent Spring helped discovered the trendy environmental motion.
Once you hear birds sing this spring [Mixed medley of bird song], keep in mind Rachel Carson, who spoke for all who discover a deep and crucial which means in nature. To study extra about Rachel Carson and the importance of her work, come to our web site, BirdNote.org. I’m Mary McCann.
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Ambient audio supplied by The Macaulay Library of Pure Sounds on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York. Recorded by G.F. Budney.
Daybreak music recorded by Martyn Stewart, naturesound.org
Producer: John Kessler
Government Producer: Chris Peterson
© 2014 Tune In to Nature.org   April 2014/2016/2022   Narrator: Mary McCann

ID# 040706carsonKPLU        carsonr-01b-2010-4-18

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