Rachel Carson- "Mother of modern environmentalism"-so ahead of her time. She sounded the alarm despite the predictable backlash form agribusiness and chemical companies who called her a "Hysterical female" and a communist.
First published in this meticulously researched science essay once and for all shattered the myth that pesticides such as DDT were safe for people and the environment. The outcry that followed was instrumental in launching the environmental movement.
Rachel Carson 1907 - 1964 BIOLOGIST & ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST Her book Silent Spring, which warned of the perils of pesticide use, sparked a grassroots green movement and spurred the overhauling of our national policy on pesticides. Her work has saved countless lives — furred, feathered, finned, and human.