Saturday, August 02, 2008
Reference: Wage war on health menace, Bangkok Post, August 2, 2004
The malaria outbreak in Ranong, Thailand (Wage war on health menace, Bangkok Post, August 2, 2004) is a timely reminder that environmental extremism is not benign but rather poses a serious risk to us all that in the long run is more dangerous than terrorism. Malaria, dengue, and other mosquito borne diseases, that had been all but eradicated by DDT, have been able to make a come-back because of a ban on DDT in the hysterical aftermath of the book "Silent Spring". The lifting of the ban by the WHO in 2006 is a tacit admission that the worldwide ban on DDT was a mistake that had cost humanity millions of lives.