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What Channel 4 Got Wrong

Following in the footsteps of The Great Global Warming Swindle Channel 4 has produced a new documentary that also appears to favour being controversial over being accurate or fair: What the Green Movement Got Wrong. Adam Werbach who was in the documentary protested that his views were misrepresented and tried to have his contribution removed.…

Andrew Bolt endorses Lancet study

Andrew Bolt accepts the results of a study published in The Lancet that used random sampling to estimate deaths and came up with a figure of 200,000 per year, about ten times the number you get from a direct count. Actually, there are two studies that fit my description, one on deaths from malaria in…

Paul Sheehan spreads DDT hoax

Paul “Magic Water” Sheehan offers a “counter perspective” to Monckton’s big lie that environmentalists killed 40 million people by banning DDT: The claim that millions have lost their lives as a result of the withdrawal of DDT is hotly contested among scientists. Speculation over the number of deaths caused by the withdrawal of DDT ranges…

Inside the DDT Propaganda Machine

The Tyee has published an extract from a book by Donald Gutstein on corporate propaganda in Canada: In the years since the Stockholm Treaty was signed, readers of Canadian newspapers have not had an opportunity for Greenpeace’s position on DDT to be explained to them by Greenpeace itself. The only information they received about this…

War on Rachel Carson enters 47th year

Ed Darrell comments on the latest attack on Rachel Carson in a war that has being going on since 1962: “Not Evil, Just Wrong” is slated for release sometime on October 18. This is the film that tried to intrude on the Rachel Carson film earlier this year, but managed to to get booked only…

Hey, remember how Monckton got published in a UFO magazine? Well, now he’s in a Larouche publication, Executive Intelligence Review (see cover to right), being interviewed about the IPCC plan to RULE THE WORLD. However, they are not concerned with whether there is a problem or not. They merely wish to pretend that there is…

Seed Magazine has interviewed epidemiologist Barbara Eskanazi about her survey article on the effects of DDT on human health: SEED: What kinds of long-term health problems can we expect? BE: I don’t really know. I can’t predict, but I can say that if the studies that I read hold true we may see higher rates…

The United Nations Environment Programme and the World Health Organization have announced new projects to test methods for fighting malaria with less use of DDT: Ten projects, all part of the global programme “Demonstrating and Scaling-up of sustainable Alternatives to DDT in Vector Management”, involving some 40 countries in Africa, the Eastern Mediterranean and Central…

A recent peer-reviewed scientific paper in Malaria Journal by Yukich, Lengeler, Tediosi, Brown, Mulligan, Chavasse, Stevens, Justino, Conteh, Maharaj, Erskine, Mueller, Wiseman, Ghebremeskel, Zerom, Goodman, McGuire, Urrutia, Sakho, Hanson and Sharp compared several large vector control programs to prevent malaria, including both insecticide-treated nets (ITN) and indoor residual spraying (IRS). The results: Method cost per…

Bedbugs and insecticide resistance

Bug girl writes about a new paper on insecticide resistance of bedbugs. It turns out the resistance mechanism (kdr) means that they are resistant to DDT and pyrethroids. She concludes: DDT will be utterly useless against bed bugs, so people should stop asking for it. We’re going to need a lot more research on ways…