“But most of all I shall remember the monarchs, that unhurried westward drift of one small winged form after another, each drawn by some invisible force.”
— Rachel Carson, in a letter to Dorothy Freeman, Sept. 10, 1963.
I came across this quote in a beautifully written Op-ed article in the LA Times titled Monarchs, milkweed and the spirit of Rachel Carson written by Gary Paul Nabhan
“The book documented detrimental effects of pesticides on the environment, particularly on birds. Carson accused the chemical industry of spreading disinformation, and public officials of accepting industry claims uncritically.” – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silent_Spring