12 years ago David Rothbard started Collegians for a Constructive Tomorrow and is still actively working to support the mission, finding himself in Duluth recently to speak about the Morality of Conservation. “I love coming out to speak to college students, even after all these years.” Explained Rothbard. “They are constantly being bombarded by extreme environmentalist ideals on campus and not given the truth about the millions of deaths occurring across the world, all under the banner of environmentalism.”
Rothbard used different examples, such as the banning of DDT that has led to countless malaria related deaths in Africa, to illustrate how extreme environmentalism is silently wiping out people across the globe. Jamie Morrissette, a freshman, came from neighboring St. Scholastica University to take in the presentation. “I had no idea this was going on and am just stunned. It is just cruel that literally millions of deaths could be prevented, but aren’t.” UMD Senior Andrew Hammer was also taken aback by it all. “It makes no sense to me. And the crazy thing is, I had no idea about any of this until today. I can’t help but wonder why this isn’t a bigger deal.”
Despite the somber nature of the topic, Rothbard was quite pleased with how it turned out. “I continue to speak to college students because they need to hear the realities of what is going on. Beyond that, if I can get even one student to take up the cause and join us in our fight, it has all been worth it.