Skip to comments.About Mosquito(soon to air on Discovery)
Posted on 06/17/2017 11:02:20 AM PDT by rktman
Upcoming Discovery Impact film MOSQUITO is a timely in depth look at this very tiny, very dangerous creature, and how it is changing in unpredictable and unprecedented ways. The film chronicles the increasing global threat this tiny animal poses while emphatically raising the points that without an international coordinated effort, the world and its citizens are at risk for a historic pandemic that could put billions at risk of a fatal infection. The global crisis is highlighted in the worldwide premiere, Thursday July 6 at 9P, on Discovery Channel and Discovery networks around the world.
Mosquitoes kill more than 1 million people a year, many of whom are children. Today, rapid environmental shifts like climate change and the ease of international travel for both humans and goods have only increased the threat mosquitoes pose, hastening their spread around the globe. As mosquitoes are now able to survive and thrive in places they have never before - including Brazil, Florida, and as far north as Washington D.C. and New York - they are bringing diseases like Zika, dengue, and yellow fever to uncharted and unprepared parts of the world.
Shot on four continents, MOSQUITO features insights from world and health leaders as well as intimate stories of the men, women, and children who are living in fear that the next bite could be a deadly one.
Mosquito is narrated by actor Jeremy Renner and features interviews with leading experts, including former CDC director Dr. Thomas Frieden and Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
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Globalists are so schizophrenic.
They want to decimate the human population because environment, but at the same time they want to collect grant money to pretend they want to keep them all alive.
Worst Pack Of Lies In Print!
The Book was Death Knell For DDT
The campaign to ban DDT got its start with the publication of Rachel Carsons book Silent Spring in 1962. Carsons popular book was a fraud. She played on peoples emotions, and to do so, she selected and falsified data from scientific studies, as entomologist Dr. J. Gordon Edwards has documented in his analysis of the original scientific studies that Carson cited.
As a result of the propaganda and lies, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency convened scientific hearings and appointed a Hearing Examiner, Edmund Sweeney, to run them. Every major scientific organization in the world supported DDT use, submitted testimony, as did the environmentalist opposition. The hearings went on for seven months, and generated 9,000 pages of testimony. Hearing Examiner Sweeney then ruled that DDT should not be banned, based on the scientific evidence: DDT is not carcinogenic, mutagenic, or teratogenic to man [and] these uses of DDT do not have a deleterious effect on fish, birds, wildlife, or estuarine organisms, Sweeney concluded.
Two months later, without even reading the testimony or attending the hearings, EPA administrator William Ruckelshaus overruled the EPA hearing officer and banned DDT. He later admitted that he made the decision for political reasons. Science, along with economics, has a role to play . .. .. [but] the ultimate decision remains political, Ruckelshaus said.
Oh my. We have fragile egg shells. Uh, that’s where the term “Walking on egg shells.” came from. Because they’re fragile you have to be careful with them. I really don’t like these people.
I was going to post that this should be a godsend to “environmentalists” — the self-appointed kind who want to reduce the human population — but they want “other” humans to die, never themselves. A worldwide pandemic would put them in jeopardy so of course now there’s panic in the ranks.
I remember that too
Me likey those mosquitoes.
I remember when the Discovery Channel and The Learning Channel were worth watching. That was a long time ago.
To your point and primer for those unfamiliar -
Bald Eagle-DDT Myth Still Flying High
By Steven Milloy
Published July 06, 2006
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Pennsylvania officials just announced success with their program to re-establish the states bald eagle population. But its a shame that such welcome news is being tainted by oft-repeated myths about the great birds near extinction.
In its July 4 article reporting that the number of bald eagle pairs in Pennsylvania had increased from 3 in 1983 to 100 for the first time in over a century, the Associated Press reached into its file of bald eagle folklore and reported, DDT poisoned the birds, killing some adults and making the eggs of those that survived thin. The thin eggs dramatically reduced the chances of eaglets surviving to adulthood. DDT was banned in 1972. The next year, the Endangered Species Act passed and the bald eagles began their dramatic recovery.
While the AP acknowledged the fact that bald eagle populations were considered a nuisance and routinely shot by hunters, farmers and fishermen spurring a 1940 federal law protecting bald eagles the AP underplayed the significance of hunting and human encroachment and erroneously blamed DDT for the eagles near demise.
As early as 1921, the journal Ecology reported that bald eagles were threatened with extinction 22 years before DDT production even began. According to a report in the National Museum Bulletin, the bald eagle reportedly had vanished from New England by 1937 10 years before widespread use of the pesticide.
But by 1960 20 years after the Bald Eagle Protection Act and at the peak of DDT use the Audubon Society reported counting 25 percent more eagles than in its pre-1941 census. U.S. Forest Service studies reported an increase in nesting bald eagle productivity from 51 in 1964 to 107 in 1970, according to the 1970 Annual Report on Bald Eagle Status.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service attributed bald eagle population reductions to a widespread loss of suitable habitat, but noted that illegal shooting continues to be the leading cause of direct mortality in both adult and immature bald eagles, according to a 1978 report in the Endangered Species Tech Bulletin.
A 1984 National Wildlife Federation publication listed hunting, power line electrocution, collisions in flight and poisoning from eating ducks containing lead shot as the leading causes of eagle deaths.
In addition to these reports, numerous scientific studies and experiments vindicate DDT.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists fed large doses of DDT to captive bald eagles for 112 days and concluded that DDT residues encountered by eagles in the environment would not adversely affect eagles or their eggs, according to a 1966 report published in the Transcripts of 31st North America Wildlife Conference.
The USFWS examined every bald eagle found dead in the U.S. between 1961-1977 (266 birds) and reported no adverse effects caused by DDT or its residues.
One of the most notorious DDT factoids is that it thinned bird egg shells. But a 1970 study published in Pesticides Monitoring Journal reported that DDT residues in bird egg shells were not correlated with thinning. Numerous other feeding studies on caged birds indicate that DDT isnt associated with egg shell thinning.
In the few studies claiming to implicate DDT as the cause of thinning, the birds were fed diets that were either low in calcium, included other known egg shell-thinning substances, or that contained levels of DDT far in excess of levels that would be found in the environment and even then, the massive doses produced much less thinning than what had been found in egg shells in the wild.
So what causes thin bird egg shells? The potential culprits are many. Some that have been reported in the scientific literature include: oil; lead; mercury; stress from noise, fear, excitement or disease; age; bird size (larger birds produce thicker shells); dehydration; temperature; decreased light; human and predator intrusion; restraint and nutrient deficiencies.
Most of this evidence was available to the Environmental Protection Agency administrative judge who presided over the 1971-1972 hearings about whether DDT should be banned. No doubt its why he ruled that, The use of DDT under the regulations involved here does not have a deleterious effect on freshwater fish, estuarine organisms, wild birds or other wildlife.
Yet its the myths, not the facts that endure. Why? The answer is endless repetition. The environmentalists who wanted DDT banned have constantly repeated the myths over the last 40 years, while most of DDTs defenders lost interest after the miracle chemical was summarily banned in 1972 by EPA administrator William Ruckleshaus.
Why was banning DDT so important to environmentalists?
Charles Wurster, a senior scientist for the Environmental Defense Fund the activist group that led the charge against DDT told the Seattle Times (Oct. 5, 1969) that, If the environmentalists win on DDT, they will achieve a level of authority they have never had before. In a sense, much more is at stake than DDT.
Banning DDT wasnt about birds. It was about power. The sooner the record on DDT is set straight, the sooner the environmentalists ill-gotten authority will be seen for what it is.
Steven Milloy publishes JunkScience.com and CSRWatch.com. He is a junk science expert, an advocate of free enterprise and an adjunct scholar at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
You beat me to it. My first thought was to post a picture, but I scrolled down, and you had already done it.
Thanks YUGELY (or is it BIGLY) for the assist. Sometimes I forget that some FReepers are a LOT older than some other FReepers and may not have lived some of this crap. Again, thanks for covering my 6.
Thanks YUGELY (or is it BIGLY) for the assist. Sometimes I forget that some FReepers are a LOT older than some other FReepers and may not have lived some of this crap. Again, thanks for covering my 6. Well you and Marchondc......
Heard a claim recently that there are 174,000 mosquitos for every human.
We’re gonna need more flyswatters.
The biggest fear of liberals is that there will be too many people on this planet using their roads and beaches.
Taking away DDT brought birth control to Africa.
Our liberal friends aren’t such angels after all.
We may have a bumper crop of them near us(North Reno NV) due to the YUGE precip this past winter. The dry lake bed near us, ain’t so dry and there is still plenty of snow to melt and runoff yet.
Mosquitoes have been able to survive and thrive in all those areas for as long as there has been recorded history.
There was a yellow fever outbreak in Philadelphia in 1793. It spread to New York and was a problem until 1803.
Do these people never read a history book?