Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will ensure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.
It is also an era dominated by industry, in which the right to make a dollar at whatever cost is seldom challenged.
I am currently reading Silent Spring by Rachel Carson. Published in 1962, it is “widely considered to be the most important environmental book of the 20th century“, as writer Margaret Atwood stated in this article from The Guardian. And as Eliza Griswold wrote on The New York Times on the 50 years anniversary, it was the book that ignited the environmental movement and all the modern research on the massive and widespread effects of toxic chemicals on human health.