44 Years Ago

Forty four years ago the world was heating up in arts, rights and freedoms, cultural change and yes the temperatures were also rising but not many were talking about it yet. A global recession and energy crisis raged and in the U.S. inflation was 11%. A small percentage of scientists predicted a coming ice age which captured the popular imagination but 6 times as many predicated warming due to fossil fuel usage. At the same time, the U.S. passed the Endangered Species Act and a DDT ban, a decade after Rachel Carson’s paradigm shifting work of science, love and grief, Silent Spring, brought the dangers of synthetic pesticides to the masses. Hippy idealism turned to raising free-spirited child

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