Earth [Cult] Day

At The American, Benjamin Zycher looks at Earth Day and Four Decades of Fear. He includes a long list of apocalyptic predictions that have not panned out — but environmentalists can always hope. After all, things might get worse tomorrow!

Zycher also cites an important statistic that you will never see in the MSM:

Which brings us to the Book of Modern Environmentalism, Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, a deeply disingenuous propaganda exercise that nonetheless transformed pesticides — DDT in particular — and economic growth into political poison. How many mere humans, most of whom existed in grinding third-world poverty, have died because of it? The typical estimate is one of Stalin’s statistics: at least 50 million.2



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Author: "Ending 'Big SIS' (The Special Interest State) and Renewing the American Republic" (2012) [www.SpecialInterestState.org] and "Property Matters--How Property Rights Are Under Assault and Why You Should Care" (1997). Some former jobs: Assistant Director of Consumer Protection in FTC; member of the Program Analysis Staff of the US Bureau of the Budget; Research Director of the Administrative Conference of the United States; Director of IPCentral at the Progress & Freedom Foundation; VP & GC of the National Legal Center for the Public Interest. Graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, former Book Review Editor of the Harvard Law Review.

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