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Eco-Freaks: Environmentalism Is Hazardous to Your Health! Hardcover – November 28, 2006
Top Customer Reviews
Berlau argues that the modern environmental movement has harmed people. He is not
complaining that corporations are constrained in their greed. Rather, individual men,
women, and children are killed or harmed because of the actions of environmentalists.
Most of the rules he complains about were based on bad, even fraudulent science.
In the areas I'm familiar with, Berlau got the science mostly right. There are good notes
and references so you can check up on him, and on the people he relies on. I'm not going
to try to summarize the science as that would make this review too long.
A person can contract malaria several times during a lifetime. There are 300 to 500
million cases per year, and over 2 million deaths from malaria each year. Most of those
cases could be avoided by the use of DDT. There are no documented cases of anyone dying
from DDT or from a condition caused by DDT.
Asbestos is fireproof and reduces the flow of heat. Steel is not as strong when it is hot.
The World Trade Center towers were designed to withstand the impact of the largest
airliner of the day, a Boeing 707, and the resulting fire. The steel framework was to be
wrapped in asbestos. But then politics kept the asbestos out. With asbestos the towers
would have remained standing much longer, so more people could escape.
There is a mix of political influences in autos. Greens are not the only ones that apply
pressure for more expensive than necessary, less efficient than possible, less safe cars.
Trees are nice, and we have more of them than we had prior to the Civil War.Read more ›
Berlau's insightful and down-to-earth writing style has me see that even the "greenest" environmentalist and the "worst" industrialist are more aligned than the "public debate" would have us think.Read more ›
Wisely, Mr. Berlau avoids discussing global warming. Instead he refers readers to the book Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 Years by Dennis Avery and S. Fred Singer. Thus Mr. Berlau does not have to repeat the arguments of Avery and Singer thru most of his book.
A particular sensational expose is of the politican and Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt who wanted to do away with levees on the Missouri River. Babbitt ignorantly stated that no cities existed on the flood plain of the Missouri. In reality St. Louis, Kansas City, Jefferson City and smaller towns lie along the Missouri and are protected by levees. Babbitt demonstrates the pernicious wilfull ignorance found all too often in the environmental movement.
Plainly it is time the United States and the world faced up to the problem of environmental extremism.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We need more true books such as this. Enough lies have been told through the decades. About time the mushrooms of our society learn reality instead of ingesting fantasy. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Chris Larken
This book is a clone of dozens of other "free market" rants. They all share the agenda that nature must shrink as humanity expands (by over 70 million people per year) and that Man... Read morePublished on August 19, 2011 by AJ CA
I believe this line sums it up:
"If overstated rhetoric and false information is encouraging violence and terrorism, then society--again, not government--has an... Read more
I read this book with an open mind. I myself have debunked over reaching statements and conclusions by environmentalists. Read morePublished on April 6, 2009 by Ricardo Jomarron
I tried to maintain an open mind and think that a book about the environmentalist movement written by the director of a center for investors and entrepreneurs wouldn't simply be... Read morePublished on February 2, 2009 by manderman
This is an easy and short read in one evening that exposes some of the most egregious acts and policies of the environmentalist movements in the US. Read morePublished on December 11, 2008 by David M. Dougherty
This has to be one of the worst books ever. It is full of errors, misunderstanding and propaganda. After a long chapter primarily about DDT and malaria Berlau writes (page 52)... Read morePublished on April 13, 2008 by James T. Norton
If you like the sort of juvenile gibberish that passes for rational thought among the likes of Coulter and Limbaugh then look no further. Read morePublished on February 21, 2008 by B. R. Clark
This book nails down all of the garbage that the Environmentalist wackos have done to our industries, and to our judicial system. Read morePublished on November 1, 2007 by B. Badal