Thursday, September 27, 2012

Birth of a Paradigm

From: Celsias

"Today marks the 50th anniversary of the US publication of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring.
     The book is often cited as an environmental classic — of which there can be little doubt — but it is also said by some to have largely triggered the modern environmental movement. Its warning about the dangers of pesticides touched a direct nerve in many, but it also reflected wider concerns at the time — a period that saw the birth of a 'counter-culture' — that modern technologies, combined with rampant consumerism, were causing environmental problems that had otherwise not been widely noticed or, worse, suppressed by vested interests."
— Leo Hickman, The Guardian

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