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Environmentalism and Human Sacrifice

Kenneth L. Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 11:06 AM
Well, again, you haven't answered my question. I guess there is no reason I deserve an answer, but the big issues remain. Do you favor DDT use, despite your difference with Prager over the so-called "myth"? Your 900,000 statistic could have been reduced by use of DDT, even as it lost effectiveness. By the Obama reasoning ("if even one life can be saved") you would have argued for its use. On the other hand, if you buy into the cost-benefit reasoning of Lomborg and other rational humans, perhaps you think that developing resistent strains of mosquitos would be too dangerous (like pennicilin losing its effectiveness against pneumonia), and you don't favor its use? Any comment?

Last week, Bjorn Lomborg, the widely published Danish professor and director of one of the world's leading environmental think tanks, the Copenhagen Consensus Center, published an article about the Philippines' decision, after 12 years, to allow genetically modified (GM) rice -- "golden rice" -- to be grown and consumed in that country.

The reason for the delay was environmentalist opposition to GM rice; and the reason for the change in Philippine policy was that 4.4 million Filipino children suffer from vitamin A deficiency. That deficiency, Lomborg writes, "according to the World Health Organization, causes 250,000 to 500,000 children to go blind...