Rachel Carson the American marine biologist
On the 27th of May 2014 Google celebrated the life and legacy of American marine biologist Rachel Louise Carson with a Google Doodle. Her work inspired a global environmental movement and she is regarded by many as the mother of the Green Movement.
Rachel Louise Carson’s 107th Birthday Google Doodle
The environmental movement, a term that includes conservation and green politics, is a diverse scientific, social, and political movement for addressing environmental issues. Environmentalists advocate the sustainable management of resources and stewardship of the environment through changes in public policy and individual behavior. In its recognition of humanity as a participant in (not enemy of) ecosystems, the movement is centered on ecology, health, and human rights.
About Rachel Louise Carson
Rachel Louise Carson was born on the 27th of May 1907 in Springdale, Pennsylvania in the United States of America. She died at the age of 56 on the 14th of April 1964 in Silver Spring, Maryland in the United States of America. She worked as a Marine Biologist for most of her life. Rachel Louise Carson were also an author and writer and published many world renowned articles on Marine Biology and the environment.
Using her research and consultations with marine biologists as starting points while she was employed by the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries.She also wrote a steady stream of articles for The Baltimore Sun and other newspapers.
Works by Rachel Carson
- Under the Sea Wind, 1941
- “Fishes of the Middle West” – 1943.
- “Fish and Shellfish of the Middle Atlantic Coast” – 1945.
- “Chincoteague: A National Wildlife Refuge”- 1947.
- “Mattamuskeet: A National Wildlife Refuge” – 1947.
- “Parker River: A National Wildlife Refuge” – 1947.
- “Bear River: A National Wildlife Refuge” – 1950
- The Sea Around Us -1951;
- The Edge of the Sea, Houghton Mifflin 1955
- Silent Spring, Houghton Mifflin, 1962
- The Sense of Wonder, 1965
Late in the 1950s, Carson turned her attention to conservation, especially environmental problems that she believed were caused by synthetic pesticides.
The result was Silent Spring (1962), which brought environmental concerns to an unprecedented share of the American people. Although Silent Spring was met with fierce opposition by chemical companies, it spurred a reversal in national pesticide policy, which led to a nationwide ban on DDT and other pesticides, and it inspired a grassroots environmental movement that led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Rachel Carson was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Jimmy Carter.
Rachel Louise Carson’s 107th Birthday
The Rachel Louise Carson’s 107th Birthday Google Doodle was appropriately created in blue and white colors, matching the colors of the ocean. In the doodle there is a variety of ocean and marine life, ranging from fish, birds, plants to turtles. I believe that Rachel Louise Carson would have been proud if she saw the doodle Google created for her, and I am sure that she would have loved the emphasize that Google is placing on the environment today!
Happy Rachel Louise Carson day, to all who care for the earth!