Teh Squeaky Wheel
Happy Sunday, GN!
It appears the World Health Organization is tacitly admitting the ban on DDT may not have been such a swell idea.
Of course, being part of the UN, the WHO will not be held accountable for crimes against humanity despite the fact the DDT ban has been responsible for exponentially more deaths than Mao, Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot, etc. combined.
Thanks, Rachel Carson.
But, hey…they meant well.
A blessed Sabbath, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa!
Thanks to the link to the DDT article. Unsurprisingly, I hadn’t heard about the WHO’s admission. The ban on DDT has been a sore point for me ever since I first learned about the faulty science in the raptor egg studies.
“Silent Spring” -- along with the damned Cuyahoga River fire -- really jump-started the whole eco-movement. Sadly, things quickly tilted too far and have remained that way (if not gotten even more extreme).
Rachel Carson doesn’t look like history’s greatest monster…and yet if one goes by the number of deaths she bears no small responsibility for, she pretty much is:
DDT kilt teh thread.
Naw, it wasnt DDT, Fatwa: it was the cat thread pic.
I need to read up more on Silent Spring and Rachael Carson. Been a long time.