Social issues Rachel Carson addressed:
• Education about the environment
Social issues that need to be addressed today:
• Environment –Rachel Carson’s book, “Silent Spring,” brought widespread attention to the dangers and long-lasting effects of a pesticide known as DDT. The use of DDT has declined in the U.S., but the public needs to be aware of how pesticides affect our air, water and soil, which affects animals and humans.*
• Education about the Environment – Rachel Carson is considered to be the founder of the modern environmental movement. Since 1970, Earth Day has been celebrated around the world to educate people about protecting our environment.
• Animals – 1,300 species of plants and animals are endangered in America, pesticides are a factor in endangering plants and animals.**