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BS: BBC - Green Original Rachel Carson

The Sandman 18 Jul 21 - 05:37 AM
Donuel 18 Jul 21 - 07:06 AM
keberoxu 18 Jul 21 - 06:30 PM
Jos 19 Jul 21 - 01:23 AM
DaveRo 19 Jul 21 - 02:54 AM
The Sandman 19 Jul 21 - 03:27 AM
Steve Shaw 19 Jul 21 - 04:02 AM
Jos 19 Jul 21 - 04:22 AM
The Sandman 19 Jul 21 - 06:20 AM
DaveRo 20 Jul 21 - 04:19 AM
The Sandman 20 Jul 21 - 05:10 AM

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Subject: BS: Green Orignal Rachel Carson
From: The Sandman
Date: 18 Jul 21 - 05:37 AM

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000czl8


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Subject: RE: BS: Green Orignal Rachel Carson
From: Donuel
Date: 18 Jul 21 - 07:06 AM

2,100 sq. miles of great salt lake have disappeared. Its the
Breeding ground for the pelican and millions of birds.
Perhaps we should not have siphoned all its fresh water tributaries./
https://www.eastidahonews.com/2021/07/great-salt-lake-is-shrinking-fast-scientists-seek-action-before-it-becomes-a-toxic-dustbin


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Subject: RE: BS: Green Orignal Rachel Carson
From: keberoxu
Date: 18 Jul 21 - 06:30 PM

Author of Silent Spring.
OP would be improved with more than a blicky link.


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Subject: RE: BS: BBC - Green Original Rachel Carson
From: Jos
Date: 19 Jul 21 - 01:23 AM

I do agree about the link in the first post. I NEVER click on lone links without any other comment.


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Subject: RE: BS: BBC - Green Original Rachel Carson
From: DaveRo
Date: 19 Jul 21 - 02:54 AM

Jos wrote: I NEVER click on lone links without any other comment.
Care to explain why?

Normally I'd agree, thought it depends on the poster - one way or the other. And the link target: in the case of a BBC programme link you know there will be a summary of the content, and a 'read more' or 'programme page' link with fuller information.

Anyway, there's an eclectic list of subjects for this this series of 15 minute programmes, including Margaret Thatcher (who was of course a chemist) and Joni Mitchell.


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Subject: RE: BS: BBC - Green Original Rachel Carson
From: The Sandman
Date: 19 Jul 21 - 03:27 AM

Jos. Kebroxu, if you are uncertaina ll you have to do is google Rachel Carson.
I think you have an agenda


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Subject: RE: BS: BBC - Green Original Rachel Carson
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 19 Jul 21 - 04:02 AM

I think it's helpful, and good form, to add a brief note about what a link will give you. No agenda this end, just a point I've made many times before.


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Subject: RE: BS: BBC - Green Original Rachel Carson
From: Jos
Date: 19 Jul 21 - 04:22 AM

No, I have no agenda other than being over-cautious. I just stick to that rule. If further posts indicate that the link is OK and worth reading, I may go back and click on it.

The link in the second post contains relevant information and the link also tells you what it is about. That's much better.


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Subject: RE: BS: BBC - Green Original Rachel Carson
From: The Sandman
Date: 19 Jul 21 - 06:20 AM

I thought it was intersting that President Kennedy passed a law banning chemicals did the multinational corporations have less power than say monsanto has today?
just google green orignals and rachel carson, now is it possible to discuss the programme?


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Subject: RE: BS: BBC - Green Original Rachel Carson
From: DaveRo
Date: 20 Jul 21 - 04:19 AM

A good, well-presented, programme. Certainly worth listening to, even if, like me, you think you know about Rachel Carson and 'Silent Spring'.

Kennedy did convene a panel of experts to advise - he didn't just decide himself. But he was obviously open to the facts. One difference - then and now - was that big-business were not expecting to be challenged. Now they've got a vast lobbying aparatus in place and have MPs - particularly Tory ones - on their payrolls.

Talking of which, neonicotinoids were mentioned:
Bad news for bees: [UK] Government reverses ban on bee-killing neonicotinoids

And then there's glyphosate:
Glyphosate - the Debate


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Subject: RE: BS: BBC - Green Original Rachel Carson
From: The Sandman
Date: 20 Jul 21 - 05:10 AM

Thanks, Dave


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