Friday, April 09, 2004

I BET AL GORE LOVES THIS ONE

Remember DDT? It was probably the first loser in environmental science's war for the hearts and minds of Americans. After Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring" was published and widely touted by enviornmentalists, DDT was banned.

Fast forward a few decades and many are beginning to question the science. Particularly in the third world, the cost/benefit has shifted. When thousands/maybe millions are dying of disease and/or famine, what is the downside to using DDT in a controlled fashion?

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