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Cancun summit: cutting carbon emissions will help combat obesity
Daily Telegraph ^ | December 6, 2010 | Louise Gray

Posted on 12/06/2010 5:00:36 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

Professor Ian Roberts of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine said there is a direct correlation between and carbon emissions and expanding waistlines. ....

“There is an almost linear relationship between carbon consumption and average BMI,” he said.

“The world is getting hotter and the world is getting fatter. Fundamentally fossil fuel energy is the cause of both.

“The world needs to go on a fossil fuel-controlled diet even if climate change is a hoax – which I do not think it is – the world would still have to go on a fossil fuel controlled diet otherwise our healthy systems will just break down, we will not be able to deal with the growth in obesity.

“The decarbonisation of the transport and greener lifestyles are going to be good for health as well as being good for the planet.”

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: climatechange; environmentalism; globaleconomy; globalwarminghoax; socialism
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1 posted on 12/06/2010 5:00:40 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Cancun summit: cutting carbon emissions will help combat obesity

So, there's hope for Michael Moore if he drives a Prius?

2 posted on 12/06/2010 5:03:06 AM PST by Dr. Thorne (Buy Gold and Guns Now!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Wow... I desperately need a facepalm graphic. The enviro-whackos have gone off the reservation, and these cartoon provide a stark and disturbing view into the contemporary problem of obesity.

Hell... let’s look at it this way: Al Gore claims to have created the Internet, and Al Gore is the leader of the AGW crowd. So Al Gore creates the entity that leads children to sloth and laziness, and now he wants to do something about AGW to get kids outdoors again. But Al, what about your precious Internet? What about the KIDS?!


3 posted on 12/06/2010 5:03:11 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Determined little bastids ain’t they!


4 posted on 12/06/2010 5:04:12 AM PST by CynicalBear
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

I went to the Newark School of Foot Fungus and Nordic Train Schedules.

5 posted on 12/06/2010 5:05:45 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

They just keep thinking up more ways to make our lives and those that are truly poor more miserable. Haven’t these lame brains gotten the msg yet? There is no global warming and NO you can’t have our money.


6 posted on 12/06/2010 5:09:33 AM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: dead

These people are criminally insane!


7 posted on 12/06/2010 5:09:50 AM PST by malos (Call Me Inpressed)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Translation: We can starve millions of people through poverty measures.

Pray for America


8 posted on 12/06/2010 5:09:54 AM PST by bray (Sarah Palin will destroy the Repub Party, hopfully!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

What’s next?

Cutting greenhouse gasses will reduce cavities? Prevent erectile dysfunction?


9 posted on 12/06/2010 5:10:07 AM PST by earlJam
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To: Dr. Thorne

LOL.....these people are so full of junk science. HEY *light bulb going off* maybe that’s what’s making us all fat?


10 posted on 12/06/2010 5:11:16 AM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Cutting carbon emissions will also reduce acne, gas, stomach upsets and anything else you can think of (sarc).


11 posted on 12/06/2010 5:12:31 AM PST by momtothree
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; Whenifhow; TenthAmendmentChampion; Clive; scripter; Darnright; WL-law; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

12 posted on 12/06/2010 5:13:21 AM PST by steelyourfaith (ObamaCare Death Panels: a Final Solution to the looming Social Security crisis ?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
.....and it will make your teeth brighter, balance your checkbook, get you that promotion that you've been seeking, cause your favorite team to win the Super Bowl, help you meet the person of your dreams, and give you relief from the painful itch of hemorroidal tissue.
13 posted on 12/06/2010 5:14:04 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Cutting “carbon emissions” will reduce obesity by starvation, which, in turn, will reduce human population. This is the *REAL* goal of the Global Warmist cult.


14 posted on 12/06/2010 5:16:58 AM PST by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The world is getting hotter and the world is getting fatter?

There's a paid program here I think it's by purity products where they hawk vitamin D and part of the pitch is that the closer you live to the equator the thinner you are, by being in the sun for 20 minutes you soak up x # of iu's. People who are in the sunny areas of the world soak up a lot of vitamin D because they are outdoors swimmming, playing etc. and therefore are thinner than those who don't. So one would think that when the weather is warmer people are outside a lot more doing activities that they don't do in the winter. These fools will put anything out there to promote gloBULL warming crap aka "climate change" and there are people out there who actually fall for this crap. We are sooooooooooooooooo screwed.

15 posted on 12/06/2010 5:19:23 AM PST by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: CynicalBear

“Determined little bastids ain’t they!”

Desperate little bastids ain’t they!

fixed it for you!!!


16 posted on 12/06/2010 5:21:53 AM PST by phockthis
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Just when I thought these people had said the stupidest thing they could possibly say, they had to go and prove me wrong.


17 posted on 12/06/2010 5:27:58 AM PST by 84rules ( Ooh-Rah! Semper Fi!)
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To: earlJam

cures acne.

eradicates toenail fungus.

Gets the gray out.


18 posted on 12/06/2010 5:28:38 AM PST by Calamari (Pass enough laws and everyone is guilty of something.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
For a completely fleshed-out version of this idiot's thesis, read Richard Manning's The oil we eat: Following the food chain back to Iraq. Manning's conclusion is we should all leave our homes to move to Kaczynski-size cabins and grow our own food and vegetables (like the author) because subsistence-level living is healthier for the planet.
19 posted on 12/06/2010 5:29:04 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Now, I think I’ve heard everything! Where do these people come from? Who gave them a microphone or pen?


20 posted on 12/06/2010 5:31:02 AM PST by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Liberals feel miserable so they want to force their misery on the rest of us. So it is with the climate change scam.


21 posted on 12/06/2010 5:41:54 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Carbon control legislation is the pixie dust in liberals dreams.


22 posted on 12/06/2010 5:42:45 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Does it reverse male pattern baldness and increase the female libido yet?


23 posted on 12/06/2010 5:46:08 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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....Where do these people come from?

Texas: Dallas Opening Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy…

National Council of Churches of Christ Eco-Justice Programs

Semester at Sea Program Celebrates 20 Years at Pitt

Society of Environmental Journalists -- Your source for environment, energy, science, health and climate reporting.

24 posted on 12/06/2010 5:48:02 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife (Allhttp://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2122429/posts)
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Let’s get the professor’s salary on a diet - let’s say a 100% cut - and global warming pronouncements will end.


25 posted on 12/06/2010 6:00:12 AM PST by sergeantdave
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To: Dr. Thorne

Gee, if this half-baked theory is what “scientists” do these days, I think I can be a scientist too. Let me try:

The colder the climate, the more likely people are to pack on fat to keep warm and have an extra store of energy since food is scarce. Thus, Global Warming will decrease obesity.


26 posted on 12/06/2010 6:05:33 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Wow. They are openly talking about causing food shortages.

I think it is past time now for the balloon to go up.


27 posted on 12/06/2010 6:17:41 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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Neo-Malthusianians. They just hate mankind.


28 posted on 12/06/2010 6:20:06 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Manning's conclusion is we should all leave our homes to move to Kaczynski-size cabins and grow our own food and vegetables (like the author) because subsistence-level living is healthier for the planet.

Some lucky leftist can pick up Kaczynski's remote 1.4 acre property for $69,500. The only signs of civilization are jets flying overhead on their way to vacations and business deals. It's just enough to make a leftist go crazy with murderous envy.

29 posted on 12/06/2010 6:31:07 AM PST by Reeses
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To: Dr. Thorne

Their is a direct relationship between liberalism and mental disorder.


30 posted on 12/06/2010 6:31:19 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Liberalism is against human nature. Practicing liberalism is detrimental to your mental stability.)
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“The world needs to go on a fossil fuel-controlled diet even if climate change is a hoax – which I do not think it is –...

Notice that they feel the need to hedge their bets now.

31 posted on 12/06/2010 6:33:01 AM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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Remember that population reduction and control are at the heart of this. The “liberals” (sheeperals) think they’re on the side of the angels for “saving the planet”,

but they’re just the willing dupes of the Luciferian humanity hating movement.


32 posted on 12/06/2010 6:33:55 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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Even Algore, he of the expanded waistline, is not claiming climate change causes obesity!


33 posted on 12/06/2010 6:34:02 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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Actually, leftists want EVERYONE ELSE to live in a shack with no power or heat,

or better yet, clumped into very dense apartment buildings in cities where you “can” walk to get your food or go to your job.


34 posted on 12/06/2010 6:35:43 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: goldstategop

His obesity is caused by the non-release of his second chakra.


35 posted on 12/06/2010 6:36:37 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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Actually, leftists want EVERYONE ELSE to live in a shack with no power or heat, or better yet, clumped into very dense apartment buildings in cities where you “can” walk to get your food or go to your job.

All the better to control you and dole out what they believe you need. "Thank you kindly sir, may I have another?"

36 posted on 12/06/2010 6:42:23 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife (Allhttp://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2122429/posts)
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“The world needs to go on a fossil fuel-controlled diet even if climate change is a hoax – which I do not think it is – the world would still have to go on a fossil fuel controlled diet otherwise our healthy systems will just break down, we will not be able to deal with the growth in obesity.

Hedging their bets indeed. I find it hopeful that 1) they now feel the need to address the fact that more people every day are understanding that the AGW hoax is BS with an evil purpose and 2) they are forced to resort to such absolutely lunatic attempts to restart their faltering engine.

37 posted on 12/06/2010 6:57:27 AM PST by Sal (Pelosi is upside-down-sleeper, bat-shit crazy and she and her fellow chimps are riding the horses.dm)
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“The world is getting hotter and the world is getting fatter. Fundamentally fossil fuel energy is the cause of both.

Did Ian Roberts and his buddies walk to Cancun?

38 posted on 12/06/2010 7:00:47 AM PST by Moonman62 (Half of all Americans are above average.)
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Hilarious stuff. If I´ve ever seen the abuse of a correlational argument, this is it (And correlation abuse is rife in so many areas).

About obesity, these are some of my favorite takes:

Lustig on obesity, health and fructose:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnniua6-oM

Taubes at the Swedish Medical Center on obesity:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEH0OZVHmvQ

A good scholarly summary from the journal Nutrition:

“In the face of contradictory evidence: report of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans Committee.”

http://www.nutritionjrnl.com/article/S0899-9007%2810%2900289-3/abstract


39 posted on 12/06/2010 7:05:16 AM PST by globelamp
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“I went to the Newark School of Foot Fungus and Nordic Train Schedules.”

Now that’s funny!


40 posted on 12/06/2010 7:08:41 AM PST by CharlesThe Hammer
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

What utter nonsense. Has the world gone mad? Who has the will and the means to expose the carbon hoax for what it is? Human generated co2 is no imminent threat to the climate or to the planet. Yet, even those who know better go along with the tide of government and political pressure.


41 posted on 12/06/2010 7:25:39 AM PST by Nanny7
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“The decarbonisation of the transport and greener lifestyles are going to be good for health as well as being good for the planet.”

If all the world becomes a Third World country through the Cap n Trade Taxes, the Kyoto Protocol, severe restrictions on business, etc....then I fail to see how that is going to improve health.

42 posted on 12/06/2010 7:37:00 AM PST by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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*London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine I went to the Newark School of Foot Fungus and Nordic Train Schedules.*

The expert is also magna cum laude of the Inland Empire University of Toenail Clippings, Draw Blinky Art School, and The Hair Club for Men.

43 posted on 12/06/2010 7:40:37 AM PST by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: Sal

*Hedging their bets indeed. I find it hopeful that 1) they now feel the need to address the fact that more people every day are understanding that the AGW hoax is BS with an evil purpose and 2) they are forced to resort to such absolutely lunatic attempts to restart their faltering engine.*

I’m thinking the Left want to make AGW an alternative scapegoat because they’re tired of blaming Bush and yelling “racist.”

Now they can pretend that their unfounded blame is “scientific”


44 posted on 12/06/2010 8:00:39 AM PST by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The Sun rises every day. People die at sunrise. The Sun should be outlawed.

Palm to face...unbelievable.

45 posted on 12/06/2010 8:57:16 AM PST by A Navy Vet
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>Professor Ian Roberts of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine said there is a direct correlation between and carbon emissions and expanding waistlines.<

Prove it, “professor”.


46 posted on 12/06/2010 9:03:57 AM PST by Darnright (There can never be a complete confidence in a power which is excessive. - Tacitus)
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“cutting carbon emissions will help combat obesity”

Yeah, but will it combat baldness and bad breath?


47 posted on 12/06/2010 9:07:04 AM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from The Right Stuff!)
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There is an almost linear relationship between carbon consumption and:

1. Longevity,

2. Knowledge and education,

3. Healthfulness,

4. Plentiful food,

5. Plentiful heat and shelter, and

6. Plentiful clothing.

Obviously carbon consumption is truly awful thing.


48 posted on 12/06/2010 9:12:46 AM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from The Right Stuff!)
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Um, there are worms squiggling through this excrement they’re trying to feed us....


49 posted on 12/06/2010 10:42:29 AM PST by Tzimisce (It's just another day in Obamaland.)
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These vermin are smart. Just destroy the economy and everyone will starve. No more obesity! Taaadddaaa!


50 posted on 12/06/2010 11:37:54 AM PST by Soothesayer (“None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license...")
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