Saturday, May 15, 2010

Time to Review

Silent Spring

The Book-of-the-Month Club edition, with included endorsement by William O. Douglas

Author Rachel Carson

Country United States

Subject(s) Environmentalism

Publisher Houghton Mifflin

Publication date September 1962

Many of us on Bent Mountain experienced the ominous feelings of a "silent spring" two years ago at the peak of the gypsy moth infestation. There were no songbirds, no deer, no squirrels, no life in the infested areas.
These giant wind turbines may well have the same effect, although permanent; wheras we now know, the gypsy moths will come and go on an approximately 7 year cycle.

about the effect of a wind facility on Backbone Mountain, West Virginia:

"I looked around me, to a place where months before had been prime country for deer, wild turkey, and yes, black bear, to see positively no sign of any of the animals about at all. This alarmed me, so I scouted in the woods that afternoon. All afternoon, I found no sign, sight, or peek of any animal about."