Tagged: Rachel Carson

VIDEO: How “Doubt” Prevents Serious Action On Climate Change

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Lately, I’ve been giving some thought to doubt. Doubt has been used a powerful tool too prevent people in the U.S. to disagree with climate change, to ignore all the warning signs of our mangled, destructive food system, and yes, to get people to still think our president is actually a Muslim.

In this video climaterealityproject.org shows the other times when doubt was used to sell folks on harmful products and even attack those who disagreed. The perfect correlation here is the cigarette companies claiming their products were safe when they knew better. Also, the example of DDT was used here. People were so convinced the insecticide was safe they sent threatening letters to scientist and writer Rachel Carson who wrote the powerful book, Silent Spring, and about the scourge they were to this planet. Due to the efforts of environmentalists the use of DDT was outlawed by Congress.

So what happened to the manufacturers of DDT? Did they go out of business? Nope, they reinvented themselves as biotech corporation Monsanto and now they engineer your food and they can vote since they are a person!

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