Skip to comments.Thinner is better to curb global warming, study says
Posted on 04/20/2009 8:01:57 PM PDT by aclusux.com
(CNN) -- Here's yet another reason to stay in shape: Thinner people contribute less to global warming, according to a new study. More than 1 billion adults worldwide are overweight, and about 300 million are obese.
(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...
More than 1 billion adults worldwide are overweight, and about 300 million are obese, the study said. Generally, the body mass index, a measure of obesity, is increasing in most countries worldwide, from China to European countries to the United States.
BMI is going up because of the availability of food and motorized transportation, Edwards said. People are less active now than they were 30 years ago, and the prevalence of fast food has given people less healthy, more energy-dense options. Health Library
* MayoClinic.com: Obesity
Using statistical models, the authors compared the distribution of BMI in the United Kingdom in the 1970s -- when 3.5 percent of the population was obese -- with a prediction for the country's BMI distribution in 2010, reflecting 40 percent obesity.
The Greenies have turned on Michael Moore. Who’s next? Rosie!
Does this mean I should actually get fatter then since the top scientists are actually saying that CO2 is good for the world?
How do fat people make the sun burn hotter??
Soooooo....’pro-anas’ are ‘in’, now? They’re ‘saving the planet’???????????????????????????????? Should I ‘purge’ and be a size ‘0’ to ‘make a difference’? Then DIE (which is what they want, anyway)?????????????
This is just SICK.
Similar but different... http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2233933/posts
Will there be Carbon tax credits for lower BMI’s?
It's almost enough to be fat to protest this irrationality (except obesity is not good for one's health).
They don't actually make the sun hotter. They just pull the sun closer to earth with their greater gravitational force.
This is crazy. Last week, it was all the cows in India.
>> How do fat people make the sun burn hotter??
Those of us who are obese produce more CO2 which is necessary for plants to grow to feed the animals that feed the world. So we are actually helping the food production cycle!
>> Should I purge and be a size 0 to make a difference?
Let me know if/when you reach that point.
I’m planning to keep eating (the hell with THEM!!) and I’m probably gonna need to buy some carbon credits from you. Or are they Pasta Carbonara Credits?
So far this week, every unconventional area that you never thought could cause global warming, the envirolibs are probably concocting right this minute. Just yesterday there was a thread that humans caused the abnormal amounts of lead in...clouds.
So far breathing, walking, talking, eating, looking at hot chicks, reading the magazines cause global warming. Yep, it’s our fault.
Never fear, you'll get used to eating bugs and mud pies in no time at all.
Here’s a great Stalinist solution: Round up all the fatties at McDonalds and other fast food joints. Ship them to Siberia where they will receive 900 calorie a day meals until they achieve a body mass index of, I think Uncle Joe was shooting for, 14.00. Problem solved. And we probably could do away with all the “social” (formerly called welfare) programs.
“In terms of environmental impact, the lean population has a much smaller carbon footprint,” Edwards said.
In terms of obesity rate, the U.S. population is not far off from the overweight population model in this study. The country has 33.3 percent obese people, according to the Mayo Clinic.
What? One out of three Americans is obese? Is that what this is saying?
good..maybe Dumbo and his cronies will require fitness camps...while being reeducated from the “stale ideals of the past” of course...
What about Al????