Forbes.com quotes Angela Logomasini on Rachel Carson's legacy.
Environmental activists gathered last month in Washington DC to celebrate the legacy of the late author Rachel Carson, who gained fame for her book, “Silent Spring.” They’d have done better to pick up trash at a local park.
As the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Dr. Angela Logomasini wrote:
“Carson’s writings included many inflammatory and misleading claims about chemicals, claims that have long been rebuked by scientists. Yet her rhetoric spawned a radical environmental movement that promotes unwarranted bans and restrictions on pesticides that otherwise could be used to make food more affordable and fight mosquito-transmitted diseases such as malaria, the Zika virus, the West Nile virus, and more.”
Read the full article at Forbes.com.