Lecture 3 Notes - Copy

Lecture 3 Notes - Copy - Lecture 3 Notes-SILENT SPRING 1...

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Lecture 3 Notes-SILENT SPRING 1 "Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure 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." ---Rachel Carson Entomologists [E]: 1. Before 1950, E were “figures of fun.” 2. After 1950, E worked for chemical companies 3. E started to see “side effects.” 4. E evaluated “ degrees of badness.” 5. E at UGA and Velsicol made Goodbye, Mrs. Ant. 6. E: “without DDT, insects would inherit the Earth.” Ethical issues for Entomologists [E]: 1. Should UGA E work for chemical companies? E may not get $$$ if she gets “wrong” result! 2. Can an E assess pesticide damage to environment? Silent Spring by Rachel Carson 1. Bill of Rights should protect us 2. Powerful pesticide industry fought her 3. Government withheld information 4. Frequent cover-up of wildlife damage SS: 1. Most insects
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