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The Silent Spring

Journalist Julian Pettifer explains how Rachel Carson's The Silent Spring turned him into an environmentalist.

Veteran journalist Julian Pettifer on how Rachel Carson's The Silent Spring turned him into an environmentalist and how her grave warnings about the use of chemicals turned deadly while he was reporting the Vietnam War.
Producer: Smita Patel

First broadcast in October 2011

First broadcast in October 2011.

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