Monday, July 14, 2008

Sanity strikes again!

The World Health Organisation and the European Union have allowed Uganda to spray DDT to kill mosquitoes (that spread malaria).

About time! The number of people (children included) that the environmental movement has killed as a result of their unwarranted crusade against DDT is a crime of the highest nature. It is estimated that 2.7 million people die each year of malaria, mainly among children under five years old. The fact that it is still difficult to make use of DDT to help save lives even after all this time is another travesty of emotion over reason.

Rachel Carson started the movement against DDT with her book Silent Spring (released in 1962). In this book, she misrepresented and/or ignored the science done on DDT to support her stance that DDT affected the reproductive cycle of birds. Another fine example of environmental facts in action.

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