A Weblog monitoring coverage of environmental issues and science in the UK media. By Professor Emeritus Philip Stott. The aim is to assess whether a subject is being fairly covered by press, radio, and television. Above all, the Weblog will focus on science, but not just on poor science. It will also bring to public notice good science that is being ignored because it may be politically inconvenient.

Monday, January 26, 2004

The real story of DDT and death from malaria in the Developing World.....

Here is the newly-configured, and now famous, Malaria Clock (presented by Barry Hearn) showing dynamically in real time:

(a) the total number of cases of malaria since DDT was banned;
(b) the total number of deaths from malaria since DDT was banned;
(c) the number of pregnant women and children who have died from malaria since DDT was banned;
(d) the number of people who have contracted malaria and who have died from malaria whilst you have been browsing the malaria clock.

Is this an eco-imperialism too far? Unsurprisingly, some countries are now re-introducing the use of DDT and rightly so.

This clock should lie very heavily on the consciences of the 'green' movement.

Philip, for once far from flippant. Beware eco-imperialism - it is a growing and arrogant curse.

[New counter, June 19, 2006, with loss of some data]

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