Monday, August 22, 2016

Is it time to bring back DDT

Mosquitoes kill more people than any other creature on earth--even man himself. But environmentalists (today we would call them climate alarmists) were successful in the 1970s with the inaccurate book by Rachel Carson at getting DDT banned, the most effective tool for controlling them. Now we go to war against tanks, planes and bombs armed with home made bows and arrows and bed nets. Yes, all insects eventually come immune to pesticides, but don't pull out the troops before the country is secured and safe, like from new groups called ISIS. Now Zika is here. I see footage of men in yellow suits (or no protection at all) spraying, I don't know what, and I don't know how safe or effective. Will DDT be brought back; are these mosquitoes immune? Will the tree huggers and egg inspectors win again at the expense of the lives of millions of children?

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