1: What observations did Rachel Carson make about her environment?Explain in detail. Rachel Carson explains the observations on the environment like damaging actions for example animals that die from disease, pollination ceases, and birds emigrating away. She also mentions about an area where birds come to eat berries and above the snow.
2: How have chemicals changed the environment? What is DDT? What is it used for and what are the consequences of its use? The chemicals changed the environment by killing the species and vegetation. People become sick because of poisoning of water supplies. What is DDT? DDT is an chemical that was use to control insects. The consequences of DDT is that it contaminates everything and some insects have became immune of DDT.
3: Carson uses Robert Frost’s poem, The Road Less Traveled, as an analogy for making choices about our future- what does she say about what we must do? She states that if we have to choose the right direction , the wrong direction may be faster but it leads to disaster. Stating how we should take things slower and it may benefit everyone.
4: This book was written in 1962- have people heeded the warning about the toxins in our environment? I do not think that people heeded the warning about the toxins because some industries still use harmful chemicals.
5: What is your opinion of the book excerpt? Explain. I agree with Carson about everything. We now just have to educate others about how bad these toxins are for the environment. This may help improve our environment situations.