You failed to mention that the centerpiece of Carson's book is that DDT soften's bird egg shells. So, DDT was banned, worldwide. This resulted in at least 50 million deaths from malaria. DDT is THEE most effective killer of mosquitoes. Then, predictably, research found that DDT does NOT soften eggshells, and so Carson's big lie (she was not even a scientist) ends up causing the death of 50 million people in third world countries. But environmentalists have never cared about human life, it's the lie that matters, the planet is dying, polar bears are drowning, the planet is warming--it doesn't matter, they are expert at promoting and defending the big lie and making political hay of it.