Earth Day — Love Your Mother

Rachel Carson did not live to see the first Earth Day. But her book Silent Spring, and the public battle she waged against the powerful chemical companies and agri-business interests that were poisoning the environment, marked the opening salvos of the modern battle to save the planet. Yet Carson was always more poet than provocateur, who believed that a sense of awe and wonder before Nature were even more important than good science if we were to preserve our fragile home. 

Gary will be zooming in with us this morning.