Today we will be discussing Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring and its impact on the use of pesticides in America. We will start by looking at some of the background history of DDT from the 1940s and 50s. We will then discuss Carson’s biography, her book, and her legacy.
- Homework: watch Naomi Oreskes, “Answering Climate Change Skeptics” on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXyTpY0NCp0
- Optional: Oreskes’ Ted Talk, “Why We Should Trust Scientists”
- Begin working through the review for the final exam