Rachel Carson’s Legacy Advocating for Clean Oceans

Most people remember Rachel Carson for her book Silent Spring, which highlighted the environmental impact of pesticides on human health and the biosphere and started the modern American environmental movement.


In Robert Musil’s article in our quarterly magazine, he describes her also as “the mother of the movement to protect the oceans.”

You can read about what she accomplished for our oceans in his article here, including her work against nuclear testing, dumping radioactive waste into the oceans, and overfishing.

Note: Robert Musil is the Chair of the Board of Directors of Population Connection Action Fund, the political arm of Population Connection.

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