Would Rachel Carson Return to North Carolina?


“Would Rachel Carson Return to North Carolina? Environmental Problems and Possibilities” will be the topic of a presentation Thursday, October 26, at the Center for the Environment building on the Catawba College campus.

Dr. Robert Musil, president and CEO of the Rachel Carson Council, will speak at 7 p.m. in Room 300. His presentation is free and open to the public, but registration is required: 

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Musil is a former executive director and CEO of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Physicians for Social Responsibility. A senior fellow and adjunct professor of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at American University, he has also been a visiting scholar at the Churches’ Center for Theology and Public Policy at Wesley Theological Seminary, where he taught about religious responses to global warming and security threats.

A graduate of Yale and Northwestern universities and the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, he has been a visiting honorary fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine of Pembroke College at Cambridge University

Musil specializes in a variety of issues, including global security, sustainability and health.  He is the author of numerous articles and the books Hope for a Heated Planet: How Americans are Fighting Global Warming and Building a Better Future, Rachel Carson and Her Sisters: Extraordinary Women Who Have Shaped America’s Environment and Washington in Springtime: A Nature Journal for a Changing Capital.

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