Thought Provoking Quote: The More Clearly We Can Focus Our Attention…

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This is one of a series of posts which includes a quote concerning human rights, animal rights, and the environment which will focus on anything motivating, uplifting or informative concerning these issues. Here is the first which includes an introduction:
Thought Provoking Quote

Today’s Quote is from Rachel Carson

“Perhaps the finest nature writer of the Twentieth Century, Rachel Carson (1907-1964) is remembered more today as the woman who challenged the notion that humans could obtain mastery over nature by chemicals, bombs and space travel than for her studies of ocean life. Her sensational book Silent Spring (1962) warned of the dangers to all natural systems from the misuse of chemical pesticides such as DDT, and questioned the scope and direction of modern science, initiated the contemporary environmental movement.”

Read more:
http://www.rachelcarson.org/

More information
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachel_Carson

More quotes from Rachel Carson:

“The question is whether any civilization can wage relentless war on life without destroying itself, and without losing the right to be called civilized.”

“It is a curious situation that the sea, from which life first arose should now be threatened by the activities of one form of that life. But the sea, though changed in a sinister way, will continue to exist; the threat is rather to life itself.”
Read More:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/15332.Rachel_Carson

“How could intelligent beings seek to control a few unwanted species by a method that contaminated the entire environment and brought the threat of disease and death even to their own kind?”

“It is also an era dominated by industry, in which the right to make a dollar at whatever cost is seldom challenged.”
Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

Since Rachel Carson wrote Silent Spring little has changed despite an increased awareness of the detrimental affect of human activity as the earth that sustains our lives and the lives of all beings becomes more and more contaminated, polluted, poisoned and uninhabitable all because of the insatiable greed of the few and their increasing obsession with profit at the expense of us all.

 

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