Saturday, January 14, 2012

enemies of reason - Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson (1907-1964) is one of the most significant figures in the development of the modern environmental movement. Her 1962 book Silent Spring led directly to the banning of DDT. As a result millions of people have died from malaria in places like Africa.

As is the case with most environmentalists the science on which she based her claims turned out to be mistaken. So those millions of people died for nothing.

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