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Bob Musil '64 discusses Rachel Carson's legacy

Author Robert K. Musil, president of the Rachel Carson Council, recently published Rachel Carson and her Sisters: Extraordinary Women who have Shaped America's Environment. In the following video, he discusses Carson's legacy and her impact as someone who married science and political advocacy, while also helping to bridge the conservation and environmental-health movements. He also introduces us to Sandra Steingraber, one of the many women scientists who has picked up on Carson's legacy and carried it forward.

Dr. Musil is the treasurer of Population Connection’s Board of Directors. He is also President and CEO of The Rachel Carson Council, Inc., senior fellow at the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, American University, and author of Hope for a Heated Planet: How Americans Are Fighting Global Warming and Building a Better Future. He is the former CEO of Physicians for Social Responsibility, and an award-winning journalist.