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Year Ends 50th Anniversary of Silent Spring An Unhappy Legacy Continues

Rex8 Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 10:50 AM
You failed to mention that the centerpiece of Carson's book is that DDT soften's bird egg shells. So, DDT was banned, worldwide. This resulted in at least 50 million deaths from malaria. DDT is THEE most effective killer of mosquitoes. Then, predictably, research found that DDT does NOT soften eggshells, and so Carson's big lie (she was not even a scientist) ends up causing the death of 50 million people in third world countries. But environmentalists have never cared about human life, it's the lie that matters, the planet is dying, polar bears are drowning, the planet is warming--it doesn't matter, they are expert at promoting and defending the big lie and making political hay of it.
scain Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 11:46 PM
I wish that people could see this and maybe do some research by someone other than the EPA
Reginald10 Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 4:39 PM
If DDT harmed egg shells, wouldn't the chicken farmers have had a problem with it?

This year marked the 50th anniversary of biologist Rachel Carson’s 1962 book, Silent Spring. Although the anniversary is soon to become history as well, Carson’s impact promises to continue well into the future—and it’s not something to celebrate.

Carson was right to advocate for careful use of pesticides, but her harsh rhetoric needlessly raised excessive alarm. She postulated man-made chemicals affect processes of the human body in “sinister and often deadly ways,” birthing a powerful environmental movement that is fiercely anti-pesticide.

But history has proven Carson’s claims wrong. Contrary to her warnings, a chemically caused cancer epidemic never happened....