Silent Spring at 50

“New Book Documents the Flaws in Environmental ‘Classic,’ Silent Spring,”by Jay Lehr.
I have been writing about Rachel Carson’s infamous book Silent Spring for much of the 50 years since its publication. With ten years of environmental education behind me when the book was published in 1962, it was immediately obvious that this was not a work of science but rather a compilation of anecdotal data and selective scientific studies to make points that fit the author’s philosophy of how the earth should be. Ms. Carson has caused the deaths of more people by malaria as a result of the withdrawal of DDT than have been killed in all the wars and tyrannical leaders of the 20th century. Read the full article on the Heartland Institute website.

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