Skip to comments.Carbon emissions fuelled by high rates of obesity
Posted on 06/20/2014 6:18:15 AM PDT by Awgie
High rates of obesity in richer countries cause up to 1bn extra tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions every year, compared with countries with leaner populations, according to a study that assesses the additional food and fuel requirements of the overweight. The finding is particularly worrying, scientists say, because obesity is on the rise in many rich nations.
"Population fatness has an environmental impact," said Phil Edwards, from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. "We're all being told to stay fit and keep our weight down because it's good for our health. The important thing is that staying slim is good for your health and for the health of the planet."
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How can we ask Fat People to stop destroying the planet? After all it's about "LOVE!" Mmmmmm, I LOVE that double bacon cheeseburger! Hey, turn the AC on, it's warm in here!
Well, we must kill fat people in order to save the planet! If we can’t do that we can at least starve them into submission!
Well then, Amerika will need to pay a special FAT tax, in addition to the standard tax, to the UN.
Communism and collectivism is the answer! The tyrannical “central planning” will never produce enough food and there is mass starvation. Just think how good these systems are for the planet.
Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s Supreme Leader, is a man ahead of the times. When do we emigrate?
Watch for a UN-sanctioned Michelle Obama food plan to combat obesity.
Keeps Guam from turning over too.
Looks like we have a new bracket in the “which Lib special interest group trumps the other.” Fat acceptance vs. Enviro-whackos. Who wins this one?
Yea the Whitehouse has to fly Mooshelle’s fat backside all over the world.
The true cause of Global Warming is Air Force One.
I wonder if they were visiting Colorado when they came up with the ‘idea’ for this study...
Kill all the fat people.
And those idiots who run marathons.
Can you even begin to imagine how much carbon is generated by thousands of people running 26 miles, for what? Just to say they did?
People exercising contributes tons upon tons of unnecessary carbon. Anything that increases your heart rate increases your carbon footprint.
Save the earth. Turn off the TV (another carbon creator) and sit on your @$$ and watch the grass grow (but don’t water it, there is a man caused drought going on) and don’t eat anything because you might get fat and then we might have to kill you too.
Progressives have a sizable dilemma. Fat women make up a huge, growing and ready made organized victim class. They could easily be blended into the buffet of identity politics that democrats relish.
But Greenie-Vegans who pride themselves at consuming less, in order to “save the planet” would feel conflicted by embracing “Fatties.”
It would most certainly lead to purging. And when Greenie-Vegans and Fatties meet to plan “Save The Planet Rally’s”, who would control the thermostat?
These climate change people make the bureaucrats of the Soviet Union look benign. Get rid of fat people? I am fat. Better not come after me,I’ll sit on your face and fart.
“Walking does more than driving to cause global warming, a leading environmentalist has calculated.
Food production is now so energy-intensive that more carbon is emitted providing a person with enough calories to walk to the shops than a car would emit over the same distance.
The climate could benefit if people avoided exercise, ate less and became couch potatoes. Provided, of course, they remembered to switch off the TV rather than leaving it on standby.”
The Mooch will get right on that after she finishes her meatball sub and other delicious sundries.
First, there was a government study that claimed cow farts caused Global Warming and now another government (that means taxpayer funded) government study claims that fat people fart more often than skinny folks and are causing Global Warming.
The stupidity of government/taxpayer funded Global Warming studies continues to amaze me.
Fat people eat more. Food production creates CO2.
Fat people ride more instead of walking or riding bikes. The cars and planes they use consume more fuel because of the extra weight.
Fat people are less healthy and use medical services like hospitals, ambulances and fire rescue trucks.
Fat people wear bigger clothes that use more natural resources to construct.
Fat people are killing Polar Bears!
I guess this idiot has not been to China
I'm certain cause and effect is well understood by authorities upon such matters, so I can only conclude that fat people must be taxed by the ton as well as banning any associate gas emissions from fat people, in order to ameliorate this climate disaster. If we don't, the oceans will rise and we're all going to die.
The United States is the most Obese Nation in the world.
Black people are the Fattest race in America.
More women are fat then men.
Fat Black Women are major contributors to killing polar bears and destroying the planet.
Black Women vote 95% democrat.
Therefor: Democrats who truly believe in Global warming need to organize and protest against Fat Black Women!
“London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine”
Fat chance of that ever happening.
Maybe we could just fit methane recapture devices to every person over a certain BMI and require them to walk to the nearest collection center.
Even if true, there’s already 3,000+ gigatonnes of CO2 in the atmosphere, so 1 more is pretty irrelevant.
It must be Regulate Fatties Week, courtesy of the nanny state.
Nanny State PING!
bu...bu...but does that just mean tailpipe emissions; or did he include all the energy used to produce the gasoline; the methane released by drilling and refining; the asbestos dust for using the brakes; the pollution associated with the tires production, use, and recycling; the (prorated) additional emissions associated police, fire, ambulance, recovery/towing, repair, recycling, and hospital services associated with auto accidents...not to mention all the additional pollution inputs for the necessary traffic policing, courts, and lawyers involved after an infraction/accident; plus all the extra pollution the "extra" (not needed if people walked instead of drove) traffic cops, firefighters, ambulance personnel, and other emergency & repair shop workers generate getting to and from their jobs, ... parking lot paving and painting, road construction and maintenance, ... etc., etc., etc.!
Time for these freakazoids by curl up and die to set a real example on to save Mankind and the planet!
Thanks for the ping!