Event: Science, lobbies and the environment
Marking the 60th anniversary of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring
CEO and the University of Bergen co-organised an event on 6 October 2022 in Brussels on the role of science in corporate lobbying, to commemorate Rachel Carson's book Silent Spring. Published 60 years ago, we owe to Rachel Carson's work the birth of the environment as a subject of public discourse and policies. Carson's book documented the devastating ecological impacts of pesticides, a theme that is still hot today. She was fiercely criticized by industry lobby, and chemical companies launched vicious anti-Carson campaigns.