‘Silent Spring,’ 50 years on | Harvard Gazette

Harvard Kennedy School Professor William Clark (from left), Rebecca Henderson of Harvard Business School, and John Spengler of the Harvard School of Public Health were three of the panelists who gathered to discuss “The Legacy of Silent Spring.”

‘Silent Spring,’ 50 years on
Environmentalists, faculty mark lessons of Carson’s seminal book
By Alvin Powell
Harvard Staff Writer
Monday, October 1, 2012
“This was a book, in some ways, that really changed at least the U.S. and perhaps even the world,” said Daniel Schrag, director of the Harvard University Center for the Environment, who hosted “Science and Advocacy: The Legacy of Silent Spring” at Sanders Theatre.

Writer Rachel Carson’s feared “silent spring” — the nightmare scenario in which widespread chemical spraying wipes out insects and the birds that feed on them —has not happened. But the world today faces no shortage of environmental challenges that demand the sort of intense energy and activism that she embodied…..

The contribution to the panel by Bill McKibben drew attention to the work of the Harvard Students for a Just and Sustainable Future (SJSF) Divest Harvard campaign.

Global Climate Change http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre130
Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120

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