The Pacific Research Institute has released a video entitled “Hysteria’s History: Why is Alarmism so Dangerous?-Part 4“. The video’s purpose is to expose people to” the historical progression of environmental alarmism that has often resulted in poor and contradictory policy proposals” This video discusses the ban on DDT. DDT had been very successful in nearly eradicating malaria around the world. Following the ban, malaria deaths skyrocketed.
DDT sprayed indoors, where it can keep mosquitos in check and have no effect on the local wild life is a responsible action. But it took skeptics to point this out over and over again before the green movement reeled in their efforts to keep DDT banned.
Hopefully, we skeptics, showing that the catastrophic global warming movement is more hysteria than facts, will eventually cause the greens to concede in this case as well.