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In this piece Roger Bate, Donald Roberts and Richard Tren accuse the UN of “Scientific Fraud against DDT”. Their Accusation is based on an Opinion paper by Roberts and Tren published in Research and Reports in Tropical Medicine. So let’s look at their paper and see where the “Scientific Fraud” is. Roberts and Tren’s key…

With Donald Roberts about to give testimony before Congress it is instructive to look at his Senate testimony on October 6, 2004. Just as the use of DDT in house spraying brought spectacular reductions in malaria, declining use of house spraying brought spectacular increases in malaria. … Data from Asian countries show similar relationships. Figures…