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Silent Spring Notes - Chapters 1-7 and 16-17 1 A Fable for...

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Chapters 1-7 and 16-17. 1. A Fable for Tomorrow Death of wildlife, especially birds.  Adults and children ill and dying.  Livestock unable to breed.  Perhaps no one town has experienced every disaster that she describes, but all have happened to real towns.  2. The Obligation to Endure Pollution is irreversible and similar to radiation.  Nature cannot adjust to the chemicals that gain use at the rate of hundreds of new chemicals per year.  Insecticides poison life. They must become ever deadlier because insects become immune.  We are told that insecticides are necessary to maintain farm production, but the real problem is overproduction.  Our reasons for poisoning the environment don't make sense.  Insects become a problem when people are crowded together. Serious agricultural problems developed with  single-crop farming. 
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