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Put on goggles or turn away. Now, the Cold War made it soar. It was also, ever increasingly, a font of ingenious chemical tools that gave mankind an edge against its enemies in the natural world. So if your question is about crop production, more chemicals. If your question is about public health, more chemicals. Science is rewriting the way we live on earth.
And so there was very little questioning. To her, there seemed something dangerous about a world in which human ingenuity knew no limits. A research trip had first brought her to the area some years before, and it had since been her ambition, as she'd put it to a friend, "to be able to buy a place here and then manage to spend a great deal of time in it Now, flush from the sales of two best-selling books, she purchased a plot on Southport Island and built a summer cottage of her own.
And so this exposes all the crevices, and nooks, and tidal pools where starfish, and periwinkles, and sea anemones live. Rachel wanted to be still, to feel and to imagine and this was the place that would allow her to do that. Dorothy Martha Freeman, Dorothy Freeman's Granddaughter, whose family owned a cottage a half-mile up the shoreline from Carson's property. It really spoke to a lot of what they cared about in life. And my grandmother read about Rachel coming in the local newspaper and sent her a little welcoming note in , and she got a note back. Maria Carson, as she aged, had grown demanding and jealous of Rachel's time and attention.
And then, there was niece Marjorie, who had taken up with a married man and become pregnant. The friendship that bloomed with the Martha Freeman, Dorothy Freeman's Granddaughters was a revelation to her. The couple shared her love for nature and the sea, and enthusiastically joined in her tide pool explorations —— Dorothy marveling at the unseen life that teemed at the shoreline, while Stanley took photographs.
But of the two, it was Dorothy to whom Carson felt most drawn. You totally felt heard and understood. I did anyway and I believe Rachel did. She was just a very comfortable person to be with, a really wonderful friend to have. Everything they each loved about the world hit them in the same way.
Now —— as the summer turned to fall and Southport was abandoned for the season —— she became the confidante that Carson, at 46, had never had. I don't suppose anyone really knows how a creative writer works All I am certain of is this; that it is quite necessary for me to know that there is someone who is deeply devoted to me as a person, and who also has the capacity and the depth of understanding to share, vicariously, the sometimes crushing burden of creative effort Last summer I was feeling, as never before, that there was no one who combined all of that And then, my dear one, you came into my life!
Carson never really had any relationships. She never dated. I think she knew that Dorothy was the one person who really was the one person, the soul mate. And the beauty is that Dorothy feels the same thing in her way, to the extent that she can. Freed at last to do nothing but write, Carson found the task nearly impossible. Again and again, her approach to the guide changed. Entire chapters were laboriously revised.
And what was meant to be a two-year project soon stretched into four. As a matter of fact, you and your particular kind of interest and appreciation were in my mind a great deal when I was rewriting parts of the section on rocky shores I mean it is love, it's the love of kindred spirits. They wrote to each other three, four, five times a week. So their relationship was always this caring at a distance.
Enemy jet bombers carrying nuclear weapons can sweep over a variety of routes and drop bombs on any important target in the United States. The threat of this destruction has effected our way of life in every city, town, and village from coast to coast. These are the signs of the times. The threat was incredibly palpable.
The Cold War had become a macabre game of one-upsmanship, a high-stakes standoff fueled by the threat of nuclear destruction. Then, on March 1st, , the United States pressed for the lead —— with the test of a dry fuel hydrogen bomb, code-named "Shrimp. It gets on every surface. It coats the men. It gets in their eyes. That becomes apparent within a couple of days because very soon everybody on the ship is sick.
Their ordeal made headlines all over the world. William Souder, Biographer: For the first time people realized that the real danger in a nuclear war was not the explosions themselves but the fallout, this total contamination of the earth that had the potential to wipe out every living organism on the face of the earth.
Is it dangerous? Yes, right now it is. You wouldn't want to go into it; but neither would you deliberately walk into a blazing fire. You have to use common sense Tens, and tens, and tens of thousands of young Americans had died abroad. And that is tied to the question of how people understood harm.
And throughout much of the 20th century and into the early 's, it was really about sort of the question of does this kill you? Very simple. Is it acutely toxic? And if so how much can a human body withstand before it kills somebody? So her mission, if you will, is to show the world what a perfect thing the natural systems are and how easily the hand of man can muck it up.
And that becomes a theme in everything that she starts to write. But months gave way to years, and she made no progress with it. Then in early January, , her niece Marjorie contracted a pneumonia so severe she had to be hospitalized. Two weeks later, Marjie was dead and her five-year-old son Roger became Carson's responsibility.
She was very considerate of my feelings all the time, sometimes to the detriment of her own work. But as she confessed to Dorothy, she could not entirely keep herself from feeling a dark resentment. She was all but convinced she'd never again have the time to write. Then friends told her about a U. Department of Agriculture program to eradicate the fire ant —— and more than a decade after she'd proposed the piece about DDT to Reader's Digest , pesticides came roaring back into her consciousness.
The destructive insect has brought heavy losses to crops in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. Once they swarm across a field like this, nothing survives. They were red, they snuck into country, they were subversive, and they were mostly annoying. For some reason the Department of Agriculture got it in their head that, scientists there, that this would be a perfect demonstration of the power of pesticides to solve a nagging problem. The objective now was eradication. The Fire Ant Eradication Program was the same idea.
Scientists are convinced that this is the right way to go. It becomes this all or nothing equation. Our standard of living is so much higher and we owe it to human ingenuity. The sprayed areas, as one Alabama agricultural official reported, "reeked with the odor of decaying [wildlife.
County agricultural agents dropped their support for the project and it, it really was a black eye for the Department of Agriculture, but it was a warning for Carson. Widely employed by government agencies to protect health and agriculture, as well as American interests abroad, synthetic pesticides also were sold directly to consumers —— who, by , could choose from an array of some different products.
You could get paints and varnishes that had DDT in them. One of my favorite devices, and my father owned this, was a cylinder about the size and shape of a beer can and it had DDT in it. It attached to the muffler of your lawn mower so the hot exhaust gas would volatilize the DDT and spray a fog out across your yard so if you were having company over for a picnic later, you could poison the grass before they got there and nobody would get a mosquito bite. So long as the label provided safe-use instructions, the product was deemed to be safe under the law. We applied it on all these soldiers in World War II and they were all fine so that proves that this is fine.
At the same time, birds are dying en masse, fish are dying and I think Rachel understood that something radically transformative was happening, this sense that scientists have been asking the wrong question. I have now opened my eyes and my mind. And so almost all the attention is either on the killing of the pest or the non-killing of the farmer. What soon became clear was that pesticides such as DDT accumulated in the organisms exposed to them, and grew ever more concentrated as they moved up the food chain.
According to one study, earthworms were still so toxic a full year after exposure to DDT that they poisoned the robins that fed upon them. Another demonstrated that when birds were fed a miniscule amount of DDT daily, both their fertility and the survival rate of their young dramatically declined. Most troubling of all was the evidence that insect populations very quickly developed resistance to synthetic pesticides. That sub-population lives on, they breed, they pass on to their offspring whatever that resistance is that they have and pretty soon you have a pesticide resistant population.
Carson fully understood that ultimately this strategy was gonna fail, and the farmer would be in the position of either needing a different pesticide or using more, and more, and more. And so then you have a kind of arms race of pesticide use. Taken together, they offered compelling evidence that synthetic pesticides had potentially grave disadvantages, none of which were yet fully understood. She saw the need for that. But what she was against was the indiscriminate spreading of poisons that had untold and unanticipated consequences for all living things, human beings included.
In May, , she signed a contract with Houghton Mifflin, for what her friend and editor Paul Brooks had dubbed "the poison book. Only Dorothy had misgivings. Knowing what I do, there would be no future peace for me if I kept silent. On the other hand, she felt, what is the morality of remaining quiet when you have a huge amount circumstantial evidence that points to a substance being toxic or dangerous.
You know, advocacy is not something scientists of the time were wont to do. But for Carson it became a crusade. When she died on the morning of December 1st, Rachel was at her bedside, holding her hand. Knowing how she felt about that will help me It was also well outside Carson's training as a biologist, and therefore difficult for her to parse. But the more she learned, the more focused she became on the parallels between synthetic pesticides and radioactive fallout. They were widely dispersed. You could absorb a body burden of both of them. Both of them were being linked to cancer and birth defects.
Things would happen years, even decades after the exposure. In the spring of , government officials publicly admitted that they had underestimated the hazards of nuclear fallout. Of particular concern was the radionuclide Strontium 90, which had made its way into the nation's dairy supply and was now thought to cause leukemia, bone cancer, and birth defects. Farmers in Oregon had sprayed their cranberry bogs with a pesticide, but they did it in the wrong growth cycle, so that it got into the berries themselves and then into the national food supply.
This might have been one of the first public demonstrations of the hazards of chemical pesticides. Growers in other states cried foul —— and government officials went into high gear to shore up the industry. Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Benson had himself photographed eating cranberries. On the presidential campaign trail, Senator John F. Kennedy quaffed a cranberry juice toast, while his opponent, Vice President Richard Nixon, swallowed down four full helpings of the supposedly tainted fruit.
But it demonstrated that there was this inherent coalition, this inherent partnership between the government and its clients in industry —— the chemicals industry, the agricultural industry —— hat would be very resistant to the ideas that Carson was gonna propose, that she was gonna come head-to-head with the massed might of the US economy and the US government if she tried to prove to the public that they were being poisoned.
She was never very good at facing up to limitations. This time, one tumor was "suspicious enough" to require a radical mastectomy. Still, the surgeon assured her that no malignancy had been found, so Carson sought no further treatment. It was only when she discovered a hard lump on her rib, months later, that she sought a second opinion —— and that the surgeon had withheld the truth.
According to the pathology report, the removed tumor had, in fact, been malignant, and it had metastasized to her lymph nodes. And so she understood this was a serious risk and this would be a point of attack against her.
By the end of January, , she was unable to walk and could barely stand. Now I look back at the complete and devastating wreckage of those plans —— not only no writing for months but the nearly complete loss of any creative feeling or desire Sometimes I wonder whether the Author even exists anymore. You know, but that's all I remember about it, just that it was kind of a broken time. She would never be truly healthy again. But as soon as the radiation treatments were finished, she went back to work. It was, she wrote Dorothy, "like reaching the last station before the summit of Everest.
And last night the thoughts of all the birds and other creatures and all the loveliness that is in nature came to me with such a surge of deep happiness, that now I had done what I could — I had been able to complete it — now it had its own life! The town lay in the midst of a checkerboard of prosperous farms, with fields of grain and hillsides of orchards where, in spring, white clouds of bloom drifted above the green fields. And then suddenly the residents discover the birds are gone, and the animals have died, and many of the plants have withered.
Livestock have stunted offspring. Everything goes bad. Voice [Carson]: In the gutters under the eaves and between the shingles of the roofs, a few patches of white granular powder could be seen; some weeks earlier this powder had been dropped, like snow, upon the roofs and the lawns, the fields and the streams.
No witchcraft, no enemy action had snuffed out life in this stricken world.
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The people had done it themselves. And it just, you know, it stops you in your tracks. And so all these things are part the Cold War consensus by which Americans lived——the benevolence of corporations, the authority of science. The New Yorker was deluged with letters. So, too, was the USDA. Most of those who wrote, an agency spokesman told the New York Times , expressed "horror and amazement" that the use of such toxic chemicals was even permitted.
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People were deeply moved and frightened by what she said. What, they wondered publicly, was the death of a songbird against the possibility of ending malaria or world hunger? As one industry chemist put it: "DDT alone has saved as many human lives over the past 15 years as all the wonder drugs combined. They were fostering human development. They were killing plagues. They were making the world a better place. The benefits were obvious so people rushed to take advantage of those benefits but there were these other problems that were maybe not as obvious but actually might outweigh the benefits.
On August 28th, the subject even found its way into one of the President's regular, televised press conferences. Have you considered asking the Department of Agriculture or the Public Health Service to take a closer look at this? The Monsanto Company, an industry leader, papered news outlets across the country with a spoof of Silent Spring 's opening chapter, in which a pesticide-free world loses millions to yellow fever and malaria ——. Silent Spring , critics charged, was a "high-pitched," "emotional," "scientifically indefensible" screed. To heed Carson's call for restraint, it was argued, meant nothing less than "the end of all human progress.
And having a woman at this particular moment being the lead spokesperson of that kind of idea really chafed and made the chemical scientists really angry. You just see their, their condescension towards her in their just really dismissive approach, and their misrepresentation of her work. But many scientists strongly supported Carson, and accepted her case, and contributed to it.
Within two weeks of its official publication, on September 27th, 65, copies had been sold. Before long, it was a runaway bestseller. Every major publication in the country reviewed the book. More than seventy newspapers also ran editorials. Carson, meanwhile, was the subject of so many magazine articles and cartoons that she and Roger began to collect them. Absent from all the publicity was the fact that Carson's cancer had spread to the right side of her body, and that she was once again undergoing radiation treatments. For both, she wore a heavy, dark wig she'd purchased at Elizabeth Arden.
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The two-day interview session with CBS at her home, in Silver Spring, was so taxing that it became plain to Sevareid that Carson was ill. Get the piece on the air as soon as possible, he urged his producer. She was determined to get an education. She was determined to be a writer. She was determined to find something to write about. And with Silent Spring she was determined that this message would get out.
Challenging the industry's contention that "chemicals are never used unless tests have shown them to be safe," she reminded her audience that pesticide manufacturers financed the studies of their own products' safety. Is industry becoming a screen through which facts must be filtered so that the hard, uncomfortable truths are kept back and only the harmless morsels are allowed to filter through?
The tailoring, the screening of basic truth is done to accommodate to the short-term gain, to serve the gods of profit and production. These are questions that a social revolutionary asks. Archival Carson : These are matters of the most serious importance to society. And I commend their study to you, as professionals in the field of communication.
Thank you. In March, just weeks before the program was slated to air, the network was flooded with mimeographed letters urging fairness —— a campaign orchestrated, CBS assumed, by the chemical industry lobby.