Caroline is Member of Parliament for Brighton Pavilion and leader of the Green Party of England and Wales. In 1999, she was elected as one of the Party's first MEPs and represented the South East region until the 2010 general election, when she was elected to serve the people of Brighton Pavilion as the first Green MP.
Silent Spring remains a landmark for environmentalists. It is rooted in sound science but also has vital moral and emotional dimensions. It exposes the dangers of pesticides and sets out the consequences for nature and people in clear and persuasive terms. And though dangerous chemicals are still in use and still causing harm, its publication helped avert a worse catastrophe.