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13 July 2012

Rational Environmentalism

I have admired Bjorn Lomborg for a number of years now for speaking against the radical environmental orthodoxy.  His approach is not one of climate-change denial, but rather one of rational approaches to improving human lives.  For example, rather than trying to stop global warming because it will increase mosquito populations we would save hundreds of thousands more lives if we just got rid of malaria.  We have a means to stop malaria: DDT.  But irrational, anti-scientific, voodoo punditry has caused millions of deaths because Rachel Carson decided to write a book that has since been completely debunked.  This is a long video, but I found it enlightening.

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