Date: 3/25/18 8:57 pm From: John Farmer <ajf-jlf...> Subject: RE: [birders] "The Shorebird"
Thank you so much, Catherine, for the heads-up on this piece and Bob for the link. We would only hope that The Emperor and his retinue could get LePore’s “Tweet” of Carson’s swan song for a planet in peril. We can hope, as well, that the current generation of concerned kids will eventually extend their passion to Earth’s most exquisite expression – the Man-threatened Biosphere.
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I think this is the one, although the headline differs, as often happens.
Jill Lepore, an American history professor at Harvard and a writer for the New Yorker has an excellent essay in this week's New Yorker, Mar 26, 2018 titled The Shorebird, Rachel Carson and the rising of the seas starting on page 64. (This New Yorker issue is easily identified by its "the emperor has no clothes cover" - a reference to you know who.)
I just finished reading this piece and wanted to inform readers on this list serve who might also be interested. Perhaps most do not subscribe to the New Yorker, but it may be on a good newsstand (B&N) for a couple more days and should also be able to be accessed via the Public Library. It's a riveting piece and anyone who can get their hands on it will not be disappointed.