Greens Attack Rather than Debate

Environmental activists from Environmental Defense, the Pesticide Action Network of North America (PANNA), and the Silent Spring Institute refuse to debate me (and probably anyone with my view) about Silent Spring’s malaria legacy. I can’t blame them. After all, who would want to defend their indefensible position? They refused an invitation for a radio debate/discussion this past weekend. We all were invited for an hour-long interview on Food Chain Radio with host Michael Olsen. The host simply wanted one environmentalist to participate, but could find none. Rather than offer substantive arguments by participating in the show, the groups drafted a joint letter, which Olsen read on the air. Based on their letter, I am not worth their time to debate and instead I would be better placed on the Jerry Springer show! You know you are winning a debate when all your opponents have in their arsenal are personal attacks! The program is available online.