"...terrible toll in human lives (tens of millions dead — mostly pregnant women and children under the age of 5), illness (billions sickened) and poverty (more than $1 trillion dollars in lost GDP in sub-Saharan Africa alone) caused by the tragic, decades-long ban." Day of Reckoning for DDT Foes? Reblog from Junkscience.com 2006 By Steven… Continue reading Day of Reckoning for DDT Foes? NOT! Junkscience.com 2006
In case you still think DDT is evil, read this repost from Junkscience.com in 1999. Bring back DDT to save Africa, India, etc. from Malaria, etc. Resistance claims are overblown. Repellancy is under emphasized. Health and Environmental dangers are demagogued, and long ago were proven untrue as reported below. Also see my previous post "Bring back DDT… Continue reading 100 Things Your Should Know About DDT – Junkscience.com 1999
Bring back DDT – Save Africa and other impoverished areas Over 80% of infectious diseases are caused by insects and other arthropods. DDT is desperately needed in impoverished countries where insect borne diseases kill and sicken millions every year, cutting lifespans and productivity. Africa, India and South-Central Americas are most affected. This unpardonable crime amounts… Continue reading Bring back DDT – Save Africa and other impoverished areas
Truth: This is partially true. Industrialization is steadily increasing in developed and developing countries such as China and India. While developed countries are putting restrictions on themselves, international agreements exempt developing countries from such restrictions. These increases more than offset any gains from restrictions on developed countries. However, see previous post AGW Claims vs. Truth… Continue reading AGW Claims vs. Truth – 5. Developed countries are to blame for increased manmade carbon dioxide because they use most of the fossil fuels.
a.) Animals exhale CO2 and breathe in O2, while plants use CO2 for photosynthesis and "exhale" O2. Professional greenhouses often add extra CO2 to increase growth rates. Increased plant growth removes much of the CO2 released into the atmosphere. Between pre-industrial and present times, studies show an average of 15 percent increase in plant growth rates,… Continue reading AGW Claims vs Truth – 2b Benefits of Carbon Dioxide
The roots of environmentalism go back to the eighteenth century in the form of the overpopulation myth of Malthusianism, which was all about limiting the human population to prevent a predicted Malthusian Catastrophe, i.e. mass starvation, and for genetic purity, especially among supposedly genetically inferior groups e.g. certain races, cultures and the chronically poor. This… Continue reading Anti-humanism, Environmentalism and the Overpopulation Myth