Here are four key lessons from environmental legend Barry Commoner, as repeated by Andy Revkin on NY Times' Dot Earth:
More on Commoner's life and work can be found here. He's worth reading about in more detail.- Everything Is Connected to Everything Else.
- Everything Must Go Somewhere.
- Nature Knows Best.
- There Is No Such Thing as a Free Lunch.
I think Revkin is right: he is a more significant figure than Rachel Carson, although perhaps less well known.