Book review of Silent Spring Revolution: John F. Kennedy, Rachel Carson, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, and the Great Environmental Awakening by Douglas Brinkley
Douglas Brinkley describes a time, from 1960 to 1973, when Americans became alarmed by pollution and other problems — and trusted the government to fix them.washingtonpost.com
Douglas Brinkley: Our planet needs another "Rachel Carson moment"
The historian says Carson, whose writings helped spur the environmental movement of the '60s, should be remembered by voters - and politicians - who need to understand climate change is the primary challenge of our own time.cbsnews.com
Douglas Brinkley on paying attention to climate change
The historian (whose latest book is "Silent Spring Revolution") says the example of author Rachel Carson, who helped spur the environmental movement of the 1960s and '70s, should be remembered by voters – and the federal government – who need to understand climate change is the primary challenge of our time.news.yahoo.com
Biden gives boost to retiring senator's climate change plan
Udall is retiring from the Senate, but has emerged as a leading contender to be Interior secretary under President-elect Joe Biden. He has urged a shift in land and ocean management away from world-beating oil and gas production to tackling climate change and preserving wilderness. Oil and gas produced from public lands accounts for as much as one-fourth of U.S. carbon emissions. Udall says the Biden plan would make public lands “carbon neutral” by 2030, meaning the lands would absorb as much carbon dioxide as they emit from energy production. As the effects of climate change continue to worsen, “Congress will increasingly feel pressure from the public to get things done,'' Udall said.