Thursday, March 14, 2019

The 737 Max is grounded

The U.S. has joined many other countries in grounding the 737 Max jet after two crashes killing a total of 346 people in 5 months. I often wonder why some lives are worth more than others. Half a million people, mostly brown and black, are killed each year by malaria, by mosquitoes, which could be controlled with DDT until a vaccine is found or appropriate sanitation developed to fight insect resistance. But no. Rachel Carson who was not a scientist writes a book 56 years ago, Americans get excited about "saving the environment" and in turn cause more Africans to die than all the Atlantic slave trade. Millions more are crippled for life. And counting the other vector borne diseases including Chikungunya, Zika, Dengue, West Nile Virus, and Yellow Fever, the annual death toll is 700,000.

Even this puff piece by pbs shows the dire predictions made at the time by scientists have come true. Claiming that resistance is the problem, is in part a problem. What if they hadn't killed off millions in the 80s and 90s? Environmentalists/climate cults will block any new pesticides that are effective using the same excuses, in my opinion.

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