I had looked forward to interviewing Phelim McAleer at the Right Online conference about his new film, Not Evil Just Wrong: The True Cost of Global Warming Hysteria, since I interviewed him at CPAC about his efforts on the documentary at that point. This time, though, Phelim’s co-director and wife Ann McElhinney joined us to discuss the film, the radical environmental movement, and how Rachel Carson changed the world — to the detriment of tens of millions of people who have needlessly died through the banning of DDT.
They screened the film for Right Online participants last night, and I’ll write a review tomorrow or Monday in more detail. Instead of reading a review, though, watch this lengthy interview which started as a 15-minute commitment and kept going as everyone was enjoying the conversation so thoroughly. The two are delightfully open and honest about their contempt for radical environmentalism, elitists, and hypocrites. They also explain their design for a worldwide premier that will take place in the homes of people all across America — and how you can participate.
Update: Here’s the history of malaria in the US, to which we refer during the interview, as told by the CDC:
Malaria Control in War Areas (MCWA) (1942-1945)
MCWA was established to control malaria around military training bases in the southern United States and its territories, where malaria was still problematic. Many of the bases were established in areas where mosquitoes were abundant. MCWA aimed to prevent reintroduction of malaria into the civilian population by mosquitoes that would have fed on malaria-infected soldiers, in training or returning from endemic areas. During these activities, MCWA also trained state and local health department officials in malaria control techniques and strategies.
CDC and Malaria (1946-present)
CDC’s mission to combat malaria began at its inception on July 1, 1946. The Communicable Disease Center, as CDC was first known, stemmed from MCWA. Thus, much of the early work done by CDC was concentrated on the control and eradication of malaria in the United States. With the successful reduction of malaria in the United States, the CDC switched its malaria focus from eradication efforts to prevention, surveillance, and technical support both domestically and internationally. This is still the focus of CDC’s Malaria Branch today.
Eradication of Malaria in the United States (1947-1951)
The National Malaria Eradication Program, a cooperative undertaking by state and local health agencies of 13 Southeastern states and the CDC, originally proposed by Louis Laval Williams, commenced operations on July 1, 1947. By the end of 1949, over 4,650,000 housespray applications had been made. In 1947, 15,000 malaria cases were reported. By 1950, only 2,000 cases were reported. By 1951, malaria was considered eradicated from the United States.
And also this:
Malaria has been endemic in the US until the late 1940’s. Most of the transmission occurred in the southeastern states. (From this derives the fact that CDC, originally derived from malaria control operations, is located in Atlanta, Georgia).