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Eco-Freaks: Environmentalism is Hazardous to Your Health!

Recorded on January 23, 2007

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

Award-winning journalist John Berlau provides a much needed exposé about how the environmental movement with its radical, shortsighted eco-activists has actually helped amplify the dangers of natural disaster and destroyed the lives and property of millions of Americans. Berlau debunks the myths and libels about global warming and climate change, the danger of pesticides like DDT, trees and pollution, fuel economy and the auto industry, the threat posed by asbestos, the lifesaving role of dams and levees, and even the plans to "re-wild" America. Mother Nature is not gentle, and Berlau's pointed reporting reveals the very real dangers to people and their environments when Eco-Freaks prevent us from retraining her. In Berlau's opinion, a practical conservation ethic would better protect public health and wildlife than the current "nature knows best" regime.

JOHN BERLAU is Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at the Competitive Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC. A former Washington correspondent for Investor's Business Daily and investigative writer on the staff of Insight magazine, he has also been a media fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and been featured in numerous national publications. In 2002, he was awarded the Sandy Hume Memorial Award for Excellence in Political Journalism by the National Press Club.