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

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Unformatted text preview: 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. Another factor in the insect problem is the invasion of species into new areas where they have no natural...
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course HIST 1302 taught by Professor Jeffreyschulze during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson.

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

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