Tuesday, April 21, 2009
If this were not true, it might be funny. Be afraid, be VERY afraid. I don't even know what to say about this one.... Do Fat People Cause Global Warming? Tuesday, April 21, 2009 AP The rising number of fat people was blamed for global warming on Monday. 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 ton more of climate-warming carbon dioxide per year than a thin one. It means an extra billion tons of CO2 a year is created, according to World Health Organization estimates of overweight people. The scientists say providing extra grub for them to guzzle adds to carbon emissions that heat up the world, melting polar ice caps, raising sea levels and killing rain forests. • Click here to read the rest of this story in the Sun. I think it is all the excess scientists that are the problem!