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Thinner is better to curb global warming, study says
CNN.com ^ | Mon April 20, 2009 | Elizabeth Landau

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.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: global; green; obese; warming
The study offers this novel approach to the global warming problem as U.S. lawmakers discuss the future of climate change legislation. This week, the the House Energy and Commerce Committee is scheduled to begin on a comprehensive energy and climate bill. On Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency announced that six greenhouse gases pose potential health hazards, an announcement that could prompt the regulation of the gases.

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.

1 posted on 04/20/2009 8:01:57 PM PDT by aclusux.com
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To: aclusux.com

The Greenies have turned on Michael Moore. Who’s next? Rosie!


2 posted on 04/20/2009 8:03:00 PM PDT by aclusux.com (visit my site at http://www.aclusux.com)
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Does this mean I should actually get fatter then since the top scientists are actually saying that CO2 is good for the world?


3 posted on 04/20/2009 8:03:49 PM PDT by FreeSouthernAmerican (All we ask is to be let alone----Jefferson Davis)
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4 posted on 04/20/2009 8:04:00 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (Somebody stole my tagline)
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How do fat people make the sun burn hotter??


5 posted on 04/20/2009 8:04:30 PM PDT by skully (Right Wing Extremist : Someone who loves America more then a liberal)
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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.


6 posted on 04/20/2009 8:05:31 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (The smallest minority on earth is the 'individual'.)
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To: aclusux.com

Similar but different... http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2233933/posts


7 posted on 04/20/2009 8:06:01 PM PDT by tubebender ( Large Reward offered for missing Tag line. Last seen heading East with notorious Beau the Black Lab)
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Will there be Carbon tax credits for lower BMI’s?


8 posted on 04/20/2009 8:06:48 PM PDT by aclusux.com (visit my site at http://www.aclusux.com)
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It's sick!

It's almost enough to be fat to protest this irrationality (except obesity is not good for one's health).

9 posted on 04/20/2009 8:08:32 PM PDT by Stepan12 (Palin & Bolton in 2012)
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To: skully
How do fat people make the sun burn hotter??

They don't actually make the sun hotter. They just pull the sun closer to earth with their greater gravitational force.

10 posted on 04/20/2009 8:10:47 PM PDT by Wissa (I despise the liberal media.)
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To: aclusux.com

This is crazy. Last week, it was all the cows in India.


11 posted on 04/20/2009 8:10:56 PM PDT by aclusux.com (visit my site at http://www.aclusux.com)
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>> How do fat people make the sun burn hotter??

ROFL!


12 posted on 04/20/2009 8:12:47 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Party? I don't have one anymore.)
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To: FreeSouthernAmerican

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!


13 posted on 04/20/2009 8:13:15 PM PDT by freemama
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>> 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?


14 posted on 04/20/2009 8:15:13 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Party? I don't have one anymore.)
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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.


15 posted on 04/20/2009 8:15:30 PM PDT by max americana
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To: aclusux.com
The obvious goal here is to spread the misery around a little. To bring everybody in the world down to the lowest common denominator.

Never fear, you'll get used to eating bugs and mud pies in no time at all.


16 posted on 04/20/2009 8:26:05 PM PDT by bornred
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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.


17 posted on 04/20/2009 8:38:54 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel
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“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.

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What? One out of three Americans is obese? Is that what this is saying?


18 posted on 04/20/2009 8:54:06 PM PDT by Canedawg (Repent, support and defend the Constitution, and fight the Idiocracy..)
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good..maybe Dumbo and his cronies will require fitness camps...while being reeducated from the “stale ideals of the past” of course...


19 posted on 04/20/2009 8:57:17 PM PDT by wheresmycheckbarry?
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To: aclusux.com

What about Al????


20 posted on 04/20/2009 9:03:29 PM PDT by cubreporter (Rush Limbaugh - Truth, honesty and the American Way. Go Rush!!!)
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To: aclusux.com
Joggers are responsible for more CO2 emissions than couch potatoes.

Outlaw Jogging!

21 posted on 04/20/2009 9:04:07 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (Somebody stole my tagline)
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the skinny people will die off quickly in the coming ice age,you never see a skinny eskimo.Eventually if the left madness goes to its natural conclusion on sustainability,it will be ,,get rid of the old and the sick,then the lesser desirables-fat,low-intelligence-even forced abortions for all low-income families. Sustainability goes hand-in-hand with nationalized health care in the new socialist/communist/evirowacko world


22 posted on 04/20/2009 10:39:51 PM PDT by coalman (type to slow to be relevant,but I try)
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More GoreBull warming propaganda! Utter BS!


23 posted on 04/20/2009 10:48:44 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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Beam me to Planet Gore !

24 posted on 04/21/2009 3:48:56 AM PDT by steelyourfaith ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." -Lady Thatcher)
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Glenn Beck’s Fox Show today, April 21, will be devoted to this topic.


25 posted on 04/21/2009 4:45:56 AM PDT by steelyourfaith ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." -Lady Thatcher)
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