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Environmentalism and Human Sacrifice

Kenneth L. Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 11:18 AM
Mr. Hillinger, I have to leave for a few hours. But I really would be interested in your detailed response about the WHO position on DDT. Certainly you don't expect us to pretend that Silent Spring never happened. Have you any inclination to address the big picture issue raised by Prager that environmental "groups," "activists," etc. have been counterproductive with respect to the well-being of mankind out of proportion to any benefit to the environment?
Reginald10 Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 3:25 PM
If DDT weakens birds' egg shells, then how come we didn't hear about chicken eggs becoming extra fragile? Or aren't chickens birds anymore?
rmccarthy Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 11:42 PM
Very interesting. Unless they fed chickens something other than chicken food...there's a lot of that going on. Why they even feed chicken poop to things and meat products to vegetarians (animals).
dashersdad Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 11:27 AM
Sounds like mr.hillinger has some "facts" we didn't get the memo on. Possibly a pro-netter type? It was my understanding that william rucklehouse got fed up with all the controversy about the DDT and signed off on ending it's use in the US. Properly used, it is a far greater benefit than not. Poison is always about dosage. Too much di-hydrogen monoxide is deadly. Need to put an end to it's use too.
P.S. Nice one about algore=AGW. Nice to see he's contributing more than his fair share.
rmccarthy Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 12:17 PM
DDT was seen as perfectly safe which led to it's over-use. HOWEVER, it was the same time that everything was simply dumped into waterways and oceans and into the air. AND now, we have the opposite - too many critters and parasites and disease that come with them.

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...