Malari en Shock: NYT Writer Takes on the Sainted Rachel Carson and "Silent Spring" <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Science writer John Tierney: &quot;Ms. Carson used dubious statistics and anecdotes (like the improbable story of a woman who instantly developed cancer after spraying her basement with DDT) to warn of a cancer epidemic that never came to pass....The human costs have been horrific in the poor countries where malaria returned after DDT spraying was abandoned.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">John Tierney was once an iconoclast libertarian columnist for the Times who now writes forthe Tuesday Science section every two weeks.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch "Science "SilentSpring DDT Environmentalism JohnTierney Malari NewYorkTimes NYTimes RachelCarson TimesWatch Wed, 06 Jun 2007 20:13:00 +0000 admin 5621 at