Racist Environmentalist KILLED Tens of Millions by Banning DDT—Now Want to Ban a Pesticide in California

Thanks to Rachel Carosn and a bunch of Leftists using environmentalism as a reason, made the KKK look like childs play.  But banning DDT, it allowed a disease, malaria to kill people in Third World countries—people of color.

“After DDT was banned, malaria reemerged across the globe:

  • In India, between 1952 and 1962, DDT caused a decrease in annual malaria cases from 100 million to 60,000. By the late 1970s, no longer able to use DDT, the number of cases increased to 6 million.• In Sri Lanka, before the use of DDT, 2.8 million people suffered from malaria. When the spraying stopped, only 17 people suffered from the disease. Then, no longer able to use DDT, Sri Lanka suffered a massive malaria epidemic: 1.5 million people were infected by the parasite.• In South Africa, after DDT became unavailable, the number of malaria cases increased from 8,500 to 42,000 and malaria deaths from 22 to 320.

Since the mid 1970s, when DDT was eliminated from global eradication efforts, tens of millions of people have died from malaria unnecessarily: most have been children less than five years old. ?”  From the Daily Beast.  https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-rachel-carson-cost-millions-of-people-their-lives

Now they want to do to California and its economy what it did to people—kill it off. Imagine a California that could not grow oranges, lemons, grapefruits and more?

Farm workers farming

California Pesticide Spray Ban Could Hamper Effort To Curb Citrus Pest

 Julia Mitric, Capitol Public Radio,  3/1/18

A Sacramento County Superior Court ruling says the California Department of Food and Agriculture must stop using nearly 80 pesticides on public and private property throughout California.

Jonathan Evans with the Center for Biological Diversity is one of the plaintiffs in the case. He says last week’s decision still allows the CDFA to use a variety of other methods to address pests.

“But [the state] can’t use pesticides until [it] addresses how those pesticides are going to impact communities affected and the sensitive wildlife species and watersheds that will be sprayed,” Evans said.

The pests in question vary from the glassy-winged sharpshooter of northern vineyards to the Asian citrus psyllid, which lives in residential fruit trees in Southern California.

The Asian citrus psyllid causes Huanglongbing, an incurable disease that decimated Florida’s citrus industry.

Dr. Elizabeth Grafton-Cardwell is a UC Riverside entomologist who studies the efficacy of pesticides at limiting the spread of Asian citrus psyllid. She argues this ruling is a huge setback because it removes the state’s best tools in this fight.

Cardwell says the pest first appeared in Southern California in 2008 and then Huanglongbing disease showed up in 2012.

Since, “the state has managed to contain it to three counties in California — for the moment,” Cardwell said. “But it’s starting to spread very rapidly and so it’s the most critical point in time to limit the psyllid spread.”

Cardwell says staving off the spread of this pest is crucial to buy time for scientists working on gene editing and other potential long-term cures.

The CDFA issued the following statement in response to the court ruling: “Protecting agriculture and the natural landscape from invasive pests is a core mandate and an essential function of our agency. CDFA will comply with the judge’s decision and conduct any future program activities in compliance with CEQA as necessary. The Department is considering an appeal.”

 

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. 32steele says

    Jerry’s goal has always been to de-populate Klay and this is just more proof of it.. The Golden State is slowly being turned back into a desert.. Run down I-5 through the Central Valley and read the numerous signs stating.. Congressional Caused Drought. They’re doing through the law.

  2. Every tool from fire to kitchen knives have hazards. DDT is not poisonous unless you drink about of pint of it. Dupont had a salesman who routinely made that point by drinking a teaspoon of it in his sales presentations.

    The insanity we suffer today from “Man In Space” through “Anthropogenic Global Warming” that have cost us over $1 trillion have probably destroyed the republic ( We are not a “democracy.”) and we will know soon as we have a President who is bringing all of these issues into sharp focus and will probably be killed for his truth as was JFK, many say.

    Google “Two Minute Conservative” for more.

  3. DDT quit working, especially in India. India discovered it’s useless, and will stop making DDT by 2020.

    India kept using DDT, but failed to keep up on an consistent anti-malaria program of prevention and treatment. It wasn’t a ban on DDT, but over-reliance on DDT that caused India’s troubles.

    In the rest of the world, malaria deaths declined from about 3.5 million per year in 1972 (year of the U.S. ban) to <500,000 per year in 2017. In all, about 100 million human lives were saved from malaria deaths, after DDT was banned.

    DDT was nasty in 1972; now it's nasty and useless. No reason to make more of it, for use anywhere.

    https://timpanogos.wordpress.com/2016/04/13/ddt-use-plunged-to-just-10-nations-in-2015-gone-by-2020/

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