For years now, reproductive epidemiologist Dr. Shanna Swan has warned that a certain type of plastic enhancing chemical can cause penises to shrink and compromise sperm counts.
Her warnings have now been organized and made into content for a new book. The promotion for the new book on social media platforms caught the attention of teen climate activist Greta Thunberg.
Thunberg says to forget playing to the hearts and minds of climate-change activists, this research may “just hit ’em where it counts.”
“See you all at the next climate strike,” Thunberg tweeted with a link to the story on Thursday.
Thunberg’s Twitter account has nearly 5 million followers and her tweet went instantly viral.
Thunberg however, does recognize that reproduction concerns are serious for all humankind.
In Swan’s book, “Count Down: How Our Modern World Is Altering Male and Female Reproductive Development, Threatening Sperm Counts, and Imperiling the Future of the Human Race,” she shares her multi-year, peer-reviewed findings that she claims to show how chemicals called phthalates are causing human babies to be born with malformed genitals.
Swan believes that humanity is facing an “existential crisis” infertility rates as a result of phthalates, which are used when trying to make plastics more flexible. She explains that the chemical emits pollution that impacts the hormone-producing endocrine system, and that it tricks the body during sexual development.
Swan, who is a professor in environmental medicine and public health at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, has discovered that male human babies who are exposed to the phthalates in the womb are born with shorter anogenital distance, something that correlated with penile volume.
A related report published back in 2017 found that “sperm levels among men in Western countries have dropped by more than 50% over the past 40 years, after examining 185 studies involving some 45,000 healthy men.”
Greta has repeatedly proven herself to be the master of subtle shade. Her followers were quick to applaud her Twitter post.
Writer Jemele Hill tweeted, “Tweet of the day.”
“We all have something to fight for now,” tweeted Alexander Tang.
Amanda M Klasing tweeted, “Wow. @GretaThunberg is on .”
“I do love her dry sense of humour!” tweeted Debra Baker.
Twitter user Damian responded with, “”No one is too small to make a difference.”
“This will get the men on board! Finally, something they care about!” tweeted Andrea LCSW.
Wear a mask tho tweeted, “Greta Thunberg, best sniper on the net.”
As we have previously reported back in January of 2020, Greta Thunberg let U.S. Treasury Steven Munich know that school was in session and he needed to stay in his seat and listen.
The teen climate change activist from Sweden blasted Mnuchin for mocking her and questioning her “educational qualifications” to speak publicly about the global economy
“My gap year ends in August, but it doesn’t take a college degree in economics to realize that our remaining 1,5° carbon budget and ongoing fossil fuel subsidies and investments don’t add up,” Thunberg tweeted.
“So, either you tell us how to achieve this mitigation,” Thunberg continued, “or explain to future generations and those already affected by the climate emergency why we should abandon our climate commitments.”
Thunberg had spoken at the World Economic Forum that was held in Davos, Switzerland. She called for global leaders to step up and work harder at combatting global warming.
“Let’s be clear: We don’t need a ‘low-carbon economy,’ we don’t need to ‘lower emissions,’ ” Thunberg told world leaders on Tuesday. “Our emissions have to stop.”
Thunberg’s appearance was praised by many including Ivanka Trump. Trump told that media that she believed that Thunberg had an “elevated awareness and that’s a positive thing.”
Ivanka’s father, Donald Trump, has repeatedly mocked Thunberg on social media.