Fat Responsible for Global Warming
Posted by Jeff Id on April 21, 2009
Your daily dose of political insanity.
If you still think the Global Warming movement is driven by science we have a disagreement. In my opinion this is a political movement first. That doesn’t mean all the scientists are paid off or anything, it only means the ones which say the right things get the stage.
Here’s the latest from the worlds brightest.
Scientists warned that the increase in big-eaters means more food production — a major cause of CO2 gas emissions warming the planet.
Overweight people are also more likely to drive, adding to environmental damage.
Dr Phil Edwards, of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said: “Moving about in a heavy body is like driving in a gas guzzler.”
Each fat person is said to be responsible for emitting a tonne more of climate-warming carbon dioxide per year than a thin one.
It means an extra BILLION TONNES of CO2 a year is created, according to World Health Organisation estimates of overweight people.
A little more wisdom:
And researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine say wealthy nations like the US and Britain are getting fatter by the decade.
Dr Phil Edwards said: “Food production accounts for about one fifth of greenhouse gases.
“We need to do a lot more to reverse the global trend towards fatness. It is a key factor in the battle to reduce carbon emissions and slow climate change.
This has nothing to do with global warming. Like many doctors in the medical profession Dr. Phil doesn’t have much of a filter for his opinion. After all, he’s likely spent his entire career with nobody disagreeing with him so he gives us a little taste of his superior politics as well.
It is time we took account of the amount we are eating.
“This is about over-consumption by the wealthy countries. And the world demand for meat is increasing to match that of Britain and America.”
There it is folks, you know it’s coming right? Food consumption regulations, meat tax, penalties for abuse. In these peoples minds, it’s not starvation by little dictatorship countries oppressing the masses that cause the harm, its consumption by capitalists that showed (quite clearly) the way for the masses to succeed.
The overweight are the minority still and like the smokers, their health can be targeted for regulation and taxation. This isn’t a minor in the corner issue, anyone want to bet me what will be in the news in 10 years on this issue.