Category Archives: DDT and wildlife

Pernicious Junk Science

Those of us, of a certain age, remember the post-World War II promise of Science. Splitting the atom would bring us virtually unlimited cheap electrical power; antibiotics and vaccine technology (a la Salk/Sabin) would eliminate the scourge of infectious disease; and elucidation of the structure of DNA would lead to a cancer cure.

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It’s Rachel Carson’s (or would be) her 107th birthday…

And it seems there are at least some people who agree with our esteemed founder here that Ms. Carson’s sycophants really need a rude awakening:
http://twitchy.com/2014/05/27/are-you-kidding-me-todays-google-doodle-earns-a-hearty-screw-you-pic/
and
http://rachelwaswrong.org/other-green-legacies/

 

California condor egg shell thinning blamed on DDT — even though no significant correlation found

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George Moonbat: ‘Neonicotinoids are the new DDT killing the natural world’

Oh… Moonbat… DDT only ever hurt the disease-bearing lice and mosquitos…. Silent Spring is total… what’s the proper word for you… oh, yes… rubbish. Continue reading

Maryland wind farm projected to kill more bald eagles than DDT

Maybe EPA will ban the wind farm? Where’s Bill Ruckelshaus? Continue reading

Hawks in danger of extinction in illegal hunting campaign

Can’t be. DDT was banned long ago? Continue reading

University studies unique ecological archive

This actually does come up with a genuine mechanism where swifts could have been harmed by DDT – and not the infamous eggshell-thinning nonsense: Continue reading