Blame Environmentalism for Malaria Deaths
By David Holcberg (Salt Lake Tribune, May 8; Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, May 9; Colorado Springs Gazette, May 25, 2007)
Environmentalist opposition to DDT has never had any basis in science: for half a century DDT use has been proven safe to humans and deadly to mosquitoes. The use of DDT against malaria-carrying mosquitoes could prevent the infection of hundreds of millions of people every year and save millions of lives. The fact that environmentalist activists have opposed--and still oppose--the use of DDT indicates that they have little, if any, concern for human life.