Heyo. First off let me state that this post will not delve into the realms of morality/ethics, I'm posting this because I need some assistance on a paper I have to write. I didn't really know where else to post this so here I go! Okay. So I have to write a report on DDT and malaria. I'm sure some of you must be aware of this. Environmentalists want to ban DDT because it poses a threat to the environment (kills birds/other wildlife, resides in fatty tissue -> could have potential long term threats to health, etc.) BUT...it happens to be very effective in killing the mosquitoes which carry malaria in many third world countries. Millions of people die each year (something like that) from malaria (mostly children I believe) and DDT sprayings highly reduce this number. So! What I have to do is find two ethical theories and apply them to this. I have one: I'll probably use John Stuart MIll's Utilitarianism theory to argue that the greatest good comes from spraying DDT and preventing all the deaths. Very nice, fits in well I think. BUT, on the other hand, I'm really not sure! What theory could I use to support the other side, that our environment is at risk and birds are dying, etc.? I'll also be needing a "named thinker" (as my teacher puts it) which is basically NOT simply a theory but some guy who writes up his interpretation of the theory. I can probably find that myself, but I need help figuring out which theory to use. Thanks a lot in advance.