Rachel Carson’s Legacy: The Silent Spring Series – Exploring Ethics

 

(Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) Author and philosopher Mitchell Thomashow explores the impact of Rachel Carson, often cited as the founder of the modern environmental movement in the United States. Thomashow weaves Carson’s story with the ecological challenges that face us today, including climate change, threats to biodiversity and altered biogeochemical cycles. Thomashow is presented as part of the Silent Spring Series, sponsored by the Center for Ethics in Science and Technology in San Diego. Series: “UCverse Climate Change” [1/2013] [Public Affairs] [Science] [Show ID: 24433]

Silent Spring Movie

Silent Spring of Rachel Carson tells the awe-inspiring journey of the 50 year old Rachel Carson: an extremely-introverted, intensely-private Biologist, renowned writer of Sea books, Nature lover and mother to an adopted 4 year old grandnephew. From the beginnings of Silent Spring, Rachel Carson knew the multi-billion dollar Chemical Industry would attack her, that the life she loved would be changed forever. But she bravely began her research and writing because “Everything I loved was threatened, there would be no peace for me if I keep silent.”