Other “Green” Legacies

mosquitobite150Silent Spring’s impact on DDT is only one of the many legacies of the book. Environmental activists took many of Carson’s ideas and developed them into a host of environmental scare campaigns. Many of these have been problematic like the DDT case, on a significant, although smaller scale. The ongoing battle to control mosquito-borne illnesses, in particular, continues to be undermined by the green’s anti-pesticide campaigns.  The following links address just a few of these topics.

Environmentalist Crusades against Pesticides

Pesticides Brief
The Environmental Source, January 2002

Pesticides and the West Nile Virus: An Examination of Environmentalist Claims
Angela Logomasini, Spring 2004.

Pesticide Spin Belies Safety Record
Angela Logomasini
Hawaii Reporter, July 29, 2005

Endocrine Disrupters

Nature’s Hormone Factory
Johnathan Tolman
Competitive Enterprise Institute, March 1996

Endocrine Disruptors
Angela Logomasini
The Environmental Source, 2007

Our ‘Stolen Future’ and the Precautionary Principle
Elizabeth M. Whelan, Sc.D., M.P.H.
Priorities, July 1996


Rachel’s Folly
Michael Fumento and Michelle Malkin
Competitive Enterprise Institute, 1996

The War On Chlorine
Michael Fumento
Investor’s Business Daily, November 9, 1994

Persistent Organic Pollutants

Ratification without Representation?
Angela Logomasini
September 8, 2004

Eroding U.S. Sovereignty: POPs Implementation
Angela Logomasini
Monthly Planet, December 1, 2003

Stockholm Syndrome
Roger Bate
Tech Central Station, August 27, 2003

Large Scale Campaigns to Ban\Phase Out Man-made Chemicals

Europe’s Global REACH
Angela Logomasini
November 2005

The U.N.’s Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management Program
Angela Logomasini
March 29, 2006

Greening a Homeland Bureaucracy
Angela Logomasini
May 2, 2006

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