Rachel Carson’s legacy for NC is topic of Center for Environment presentation

Published 2:00 pm Tuesday, January 26, 2016

“Rachel Carson’s Environmental Legacy for North Carolina” will be the topic for a presentation by the president and CEO of the Rachel Carson Council (RCC) at the Center for the Environment facility on the Catawba College campus. The 6:30 presentation on Thursday, Feb. 11, will be followed by a book signing.

Dr Robert Musil, head of the RCC, is 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” and “Rachel Carson and Her Sisters: Extraordinary Women Who Have Shaped America’s Environment.” His upcoming book, which will be published this year, is “Washington in Springtime: A Nature Journal for a Changing Capital.”

He will be available to sign his book, “Rachel Carson and Her Sisters” after the presentation at the Center.

The Feb. 11 presentation is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, call 704-637-4727 or visit www.CenterForTheEnvironment.org.