Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Happy Birthday, Rachel Carson!

For those who are unaware, she is the Environmental Scientist and author of "Silent Spring" who first raised the clarion call in earnest about environmental toxins in the 1960's. She was way ahead of her time, and sadly, these toxins are what brought her to her grave. Her campaign to bring awareness to toxic dumping and polluting was nearly 50 years ago, and in those years, we have all been exposed to unimaginable combinations of environmental toxins, to say nothing about GMOs.

So, Here's to you, Rachel! You dared to speak out to protect humanity and our environment, and there are many of us who have willingly picked up that baton and continue to speak out and bring awareness to this vital issue.

Rachel Carson

American marine biologist and conservationist
Rachel Louise Carson (May 27, 1907 – April 14, 1964) was an American marine biologist, author, and conservationist whose book Silent Spring and other writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement.

Carson began her career as an aquatic biologist in the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries, and became a full-time nature writer in the 1950s. Her widely praised 1951 bestseller The Sea Around Us won her a U.S. National Book Award, recognition as a gifted writer, and financial security. Her next book, The Edge of the Sea, and the reissued version of her first book, Under the Sea Wind, were also bestsellers. This sea trilogy explores the whole of ocean life from the shores to the depths.