The big three energy sources are’t moral at all. They simply exist. COG for Coal, Oil and Natural Gas cannot choose and choice is the most important attribute for morality. COG is simply amoral, without morality at all.
The use of Coal, Oil or Natural Gas however is steeped in morality because use is a choice. Not using a resource is tantamount to wasting it and wasting things can be immoral. What about using Coal? Is it moral or immoral to use Coal?
The most fundamental choice is to live or die. Remember Rachael Carson whose ideas and book in 1962 caused DDT to be banned which in turn caused people to die? That’s thoroughly immoral. Carson caused people to die. Immoral? You bet!
DDT was used in the second half of World War II to control malaria and typhus among civilians and troops. After the war, DDT was made available for use as an agricultural insecticide and its production and use duly increased. Müller was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine “for his discovery of the high efficiency of DDT as a contact poison against several arthropods” in 1948.
DDT eliminates sandflies. Sandflies are tiny flies, measuring 3–6 mm long by 1.5–3 mm in diameter, and are found in tropical or temperate regions throughout the world. The larvae grow in warm, moist organic matter (such as old trees, house walls, or waste) making them hard to eradicate. Sandflies cause kala-azar, black fever, and Dumdum fever, the most severe form of leishmaniasis, a disease that is the second-largest parasitic killer in the world (after malaria), responsible for an estimated 200,000 to 400,000 infections each year worldwide. The parasite migrates to the internal organs such as the liver, spleen (hence “visceral”), and bone marrow, and, when left untreated, will almost always result in the death of the host. Read that again. DEATH OF THE HOST.
DDT eliminates the sandflies that cause death to 400,000 humans a year from Leishmaniasis. That’s 400,000 a year from 1962 to 2015 which is 53 years times 400,000 a year in Africa, the Middle East and India. That’s 21 million deaths from one disease that would have been eliminated with DDT, in one area of the world from one disease. 21 Million Dead caused by Rachael Carson’s wrong idea about DDT.
The gold standard for leishmaniasis diagnosis is seeing the parasites with a microscope in spleen or bone marrow, a gruesome, painful and technically challenging medical procedure that involves a needle inserted into the spleen or liver and the removal of tissue, a medical procedure usually unavailable where visceral leishmaniasis is endemic. DDT use prevents that and the patients live. Without DDT people die.
The disease clusters around areas of drought, famine, and high population density. In Africa, this has meant a knot of infection centers mostly in Sudan, Kenya, and Somalia. Living conditions here have changed very little in the past century, and the people are not normally very mobile. Why would Rachel Carson and the Green Movement care about the poor people of Sudan, Kenya and Somalia? They don’t. DDT would save many lives but Rachael Carson’s immoral ideas got DDT banned.
Leishmaniasis is endemic in West Bengal, where it was first discovered, but is seen at its most deadly in north and east Africa. It can also be found throughout the Arab world and southern Europe.
Leishmaniasis as Kala-azar is concentrated there. But the wars encouraged by Obama and Hillary have driven a steady stream of illegal immigrants out of the region and into Europe.
Illegal Immigrants, moving at foot-speed, carry leishmaniasis with them. Leishmaniasis has hit the Upper Nile where the people of the Upper Nile have no access to medicine or education about the new disease among them. Worse, their immune systems were defenseless against this pathogen, foreign to them though it came only from another part of their own country. One village at the center of the epidemic, Duar, was left with four survivors out of a population of a thousand, and from the late eighties to the mid-nineties a total of 100,000 succumbed to the sickness in that region alone. In the words of Jill Seaman, the doctor who led relief efforts in the Upper Nile for the French organization Médecins Sans Frontières, “Where else in the world could 50% of a population die without anyone knowing?”Why didn’t she know DDT prevents the cause of Leisnaniosis? DDT would save man millions of lives but Rachael Carson and the Green Movement stopped DDT. That’s immoral and Morality also applies to banning coal as Obama’s EPA just did.
Obama increased life’s difficulties by purposely increasing the cost of electricity without knowing how necessary electricity is to human life. He said: “Under my plan, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.” The Electric Company, a government controlled monopoly will pass that money on to consumers. You can visualize Obama and the Green’s smiling from ear to ear without admitting their policies hurt people by increasing the cost of electricity while simultaneously banning Nuclear Power Plants and destroying hydro-electric plants by destroying dams. The Green’s don’t care about people. If they could they would eliminate people so killing them is what they want.
As a result of the mendacity and actions of Carson, the Green Movement and their allies, DDT has been banned, and hundreds of millions of people who might have lived to enjoy those oceans, to sail on them, fish in them, surf in them, or swim in them, to play on their beaches or write poems about their sunsets, are dead.