She would be so pleased to know that Peregrine Falcons have been nesting on a tall building in Harrisburg Pa, that was named in her honor. However, I think she would be deeply disturbed over the environmental fracturing of Pennsylvania, which is undeniable, time will show. Sadly.
September 27th marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Silent Spring by Rachel Carson. The book awakened the public to the dangers of DDT and other pesticides. But many weren’t ready to listen. Her opponents called her “an hysterical woman.” Even people who could see the effects of the products on songbirds couldn’t believe that something so harmful would actually be on the market. But Rachel Carson – and others who followed her – persevered. In 1972, DDT was banned for agricultural use in the US. Over time, bird populations recovered. Silent Spring – and Rachel Carson – improved the world for birds, and for people.