Silent 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 and the West Nile Virus: An Examination of Environmentalist Claims
Angela Logomasini, Spring 2004.
Pesticide Spin Belies Safety Record
Hawaii Reporter, July 29, 2005
Nature’s Hormone Factory
Competitive Enterprise Institute, March 1996
The Environmental Source, 2007
Our ‘Stolen Future’ and the Precautionary Principle
Elizabeth M. Whelan, Sc.D., M.P.H.
Priorities, July 1996
Michael Fumento and Michelle Malkin
Competitive Enterprise Institute, 1996
The War On Chlorine
Investor’s Business Daily, November 9, 1994
Persistent Organic Pollutants
Ratification without Representation?
September 8, 2004
Eroding U.S. Sovereignty: POPs Implementation
Monthly Planet, December 1, 2003
Tech Central Station, August 27, 2003
Large Scale Campaigns to Ban\Phase Out Man-made Chemicals
Europe’s Global REACH
The U.N.’s Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management Program
March 29, 2006
Greening a Homeland Bureaucracy
May 2, 2006