Give the environmental movement its due! 1. If there is one positive to be said for the environmental movement, it is that they bring public awareness of dangerous chemicals in our environment. Case in point: The Invisible Killer: Dihydrogen Monoxide a. Dihydrogen monoxide is colorless, odorless, tasteless, and kills uncounted thousands of people every year. Most of these deaths are caused by accidental inhalation of DHMO, but the dangers of dihydrogen monoxide do not end there. b. Prolonged exposure to its solid form causes severe tissue damage. c. Symptoms of DHMO ingestion can include excessive sweating and urination, and possibly a bloated feeling, nausea, vomiting and body electrolyte imbalance. d. For those who have become dependent, DHMO withdrawal means certain death. e. Is also known as hydroxyl acid, and is the major component of acid rain contributes to the "greenhouse effect." may cause severe burns .contributes to the erosion of our natural landscape .accelerates corrosion and rusting of many metals .may cause electrical failures and decreased effectiveness of automobile brakes .has been found in excised tumors of terminal cancer patients. f. Quantities of dihydrogen monoxide have been found in almost every stream, lake, and reservoir in America today. Ban Dihydrogen Monoxide! 2. The above exposes the inanity of the environmental movement. Why? How? Well, those of us who recall even our junior high school chemistry recognize dihydrogen monoxide, which follows the proper conventions for chemical nomenclature, as what is, colloquially, known as water. Environmentalism takes advantage of the fact that most folks have a limited knowledge of chemistry, and fear what they dont understand. a. So, collectivists- totalitarian big government agents- realize that most are susceptible to irrational fears and, essentially, promise dont worry! Well take care of protect you! From water?? 3. While not as ubiquitous nor as harmless as water .DDT served as the stepping stone that launched the movement: The movement arose from the dead in the 1960s, with the publication of Rachel Carsons Silent Spring. From that moment, progressives embraced radical environmentalism and other visions of natural utopia. Based on anecdotal evidence and dubious statistics coupled with heaping doses of paranoia, but very little science, it gave birth to the full-blown Progressive! a. Carsons book was dismissed in Science magazine as a prosecuting attorneys impassioned plea for action, not a book based on scientific data. I.L.Baldwin, Chemicals and Pests, Science, September 28, 1962, p.1042-1043. b. Sixty million people have died needlessly of malaria, since the imposition of the 1972 ban on DDT, and hundreds of millions more have suffered from this debilitating disease. The majority of those affected are children. Bring Back DDT! 4. The more one knows, the more pathetic the Environmental Movement is seen to be. But, at the same time, the words of Lord Byron, And if I laugh at any mortal thing, 'Tis that I may not weep. One has to cry at how many invest these thieves of liberty, these dictators of everything we have and everything we do, with political power. The old saying "knowledge is power" rings true. So, also, is resist or lack of knowledge results in environmentalism. And no one knows it better than a demagogue like Barack Obama.