rachel carson at 100

Nice WaPo profile of one of the giants of the modern environmental movement.

Here’s one thing I didnt know. She was a huge inspiration! Because of Silent Spring, I tended to see her as a godmother of the “Cassandra” school of environmental organizing, you know, the “sky is falling” approach that we all know so well, that causes us to be mocked, and that we seem addicted to using.

Well she wrote a splendid book in 1965 that is new to me, called The Sense of Wonder. this book is a brief and lyrical treatise in exposing your children to the wonders of nature.

In honor of Rachel Carson, let’s all look up at the sky, listen deeply to birdsong, and re-connect with what it’s all about.