On Friday, Katherine Mangu-Ward had a terrific piece on Rachel Carson, of DDT-is-Evil fame, in the Wall Street Journal (now posted at Reason ). It’s a depressing reminder of what can happen when a bad environmental idea becomes fashionable. It starts with a “d” and ends in “th.”
Mangu-Ward passes on an interesting tid-bit: the Christian Science Monitor recently dubbed Al Gore the “Rachel Carson of global warming.” Since I’ve followed the shameful de facto banning of DDT for years, I figured Gore wouldn’t care for the association. But apparently he embraces it wholeheartedly, and even claims to have a Carson portrait hanging in his office. Just in case you still needed evidence that the global warming hysteria has exited the byways of rational discourse, here it is.