Daniel Son writes
While an inordinate amount of attention is given to distant, theoretical threats of global warming, a tragically minimal amount of attention is given to the life and death problems of today, some of which directly result from policies enacted to stave off the “disastrous” conditions of global climate change.
A clear example of what can result from bad policies can be found in environmentalists blocking DDT use in African nations; DDT has reduced malaria-related deaths by 75% in countries who used DDT programs. An African dies from malaria every 40 seconds–the equivalent of one Boeing full of people hitting the ground with 100% fatalities every three hours. There is no scientific proof that DDT causes global warming, nor that banning it would avert such climate change, yet what could be an effective tool in saving lives is cast aside. Is this the price of protecting the world’s poor from unconfirmed catastrophic global temperature change?