Tuesday, March 02, 2010

One minute to midnight....

Is there anyone out there with a brain stem who doesn't grasp that everything we do to our environment affects everything else? That would be a humongous YES, based on the sheer number of morons I see out there, dousing every part of the outdoors they have access to with gallons of weed-killers, pesticides, and toxic "fertilizers".

These planet-killing toxins are ubiquitous, thanks to the somnambulistic and corrupt monitoring by Gov-Corp, who only bans what they are absolutely forced to. Then, they promptly allow the export of the banned toxic products to third-world countries. That way, their benefactors in the chemical industry can still profit, in spite of a domestic ban.

Even the minimally-alert among us are usually aware that the disastrous changes seen in aquatic life these past few decades are critical environmental red alerts for ALL life. The following is yet another case in point. Far more people need to be asking themselves why the sperm count of human males is 50% less than what it was in 1950.

Of course, when life as we know it is no longer sustainable on this planet, I'm sure it will be a tremendous comfort to your mutant hermaphrodite grandchildren that at least the major stockholders of Dow Chemical, Monsanto, and Union Carbide made some big-assed profits, back in the day.

From Cryptogon:
Common Weedkiller turns Male Frogs into Females
Via: Reuters:

Atrazine, one of the most commonly used and controversial weedkillers, can turn male frogs into females, researchers reported on Monday.

The experiment is the first to show such complete effects of atrazine, which had been known to disrupt hormones and which is one of the chief suspects in the decline of amphibians such as frogs around the world.

“Atrazine-exposed males were both demasculinized (chemically castrated) and completely feminized as adults,” Tyrone Hayes of the University of California Berkeley and colleagues wrote in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
More here.

4 Comments:

Blogger Anna Van Z said...

"What befalls the earth befalls all the sons of the earth...This we know: the earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites us all. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself".

12:13 PM  
Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

"The European Union banned atrazine in 2004."

This, in itself, tell me we're screwed. I always look to the Europeans for signs of civility, logic, and common sense, because it's quite clear we have none remaining in this country. It's probably a safe bet that atrazine is responsible for at least a percentage of the male infertility in this country; that, along with our factory-food diet and lack of exercise.

We're going down quickly, at an ever quickening pace, but at least the tea-baggers can claim their faux freedom and pseudo patriotism will save the day.

9:15 PM  
Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

That's, "tell[s] me"...

9:16 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

I have nicknamed my neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. Roundup. They're known alternately as The Puttinggreens. And they hate that I don't have gras in my front yard.

When we moved in, I was really really dismayed to see a shelf in their side yard loaded up with spray bottles full of insecticides and pesticides of every stripe. As far as I can tell, only their front yard gets this treatment. But I digress...

Jefferson's Guardian, male infertility is also related to phthalates in personal care products, the estrogenic effects of plastics, soy consumption, you name it.

7:24 PM  

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