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From Tom Bethell’s excellent Politically Incorrect Guide to Science (see the review by Tom Woods on Amazon, currently right at the top):

DDT and Birth Control

“My own doubts came when DDT was introduced for civilian use. In Guyana, within two years, it had almost eliminated malaria, but at the same time the birth rate had doubled. So my chief quarrel with DDT in hindsight is that it greatly added to the population problem.”

Alexander King, co-founder of the Club of Rome, The Discipline of Curiosity; Burlington, MA: Elsevier, 1990, 43.

3:08 pm on January 9, 2006