Starting in 1972, governments worldwide began banning DDT based on the biased, junk science found in Rachel Carson's Silent Spring. Now, governments are admitting their error, and DDT is once again being used against carrier mosquitoes. Of course, that admission is too late for those who died needlessly, as well as the millions who continue to suffer. So much for the omniscience of governments and their agents.
At least when the market fails, victims have means for recourse. No means for recourse exists when governments are negligent. So much for the belief that government can justly improve the condition of humanity.
Lew Rockwell has an excellent article on this very subject over at Mises.org.
Keep all this in mind as you read about governmental solutions to global warming. Gore and his cronies are the modern-day Rachel Carsons, ready to destroy the lives of millions.
In the meantime, read Eco-Freaks to see all the ills caused by those who care little for human life.
Environmentalism Is Hazardous to Your Health
by John Berlau
Nelson Current, 2006, hardcover
According to Laissez Faire Books:
Many campaigns have been undertaken in the name of protecting our health and environment: the banning of asbestos, the encouragement of public transportation, the crusade against DDT. But in Eco-Freaks, award-winning journalist John Berlau shows that the law of unintended consequences is alive and well.
Berlau explores how environmental policies have worsened disasters like the malaria epidemic, Hurricane Katrina, and the attack on the World Trade Center. He also questions the very core of environmentalism, the idea that we should be taking care of the environment before ourselves. He points out how past generations viewed Mother Nature as a constant threat, not something to protect.
This is interesting stuff, and Berlau's fluid writing makes it very readable and very entertaining. If you want to look past the environmental propaganda, Eco-Freaks is the book for you.