In an interesting TED talk, Bill Gates releases mosquitoes into a crowd. An excerpt:
Sadly, it only takes a few comments on the TED page until the “bring back DDT” drivel appears. Sigh.
If you actually watch the complete talk, you see that Malaria was NEVER eradicated in the equatorial areas, with or without DDT. As I have said many, many times, malaria is a complicated problem, and no single chemical will be the solution.
I am not a fan of Microsoft, but I give Gates big props for trying to do something constructive with his money. Bill also talks about what makes good teachers…good. Very interesting.