Thursday, May 15, 2008

Obesity now blamed for global warming too

LOL! See, I told you. We fat, greedy, affluent, lazy Americans are all to blame, from our gas-guzzling SUVs to our gluttony-induced pizza binges. We Americans are the epitome of evil; we are gassy, bloated CO2 bags, transforming the Earth into a living greenhouse hell by belching and pooting it into oblivion.

One small warming is a lie.

Obesity contributes to global warming: study | Health | Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) - Obesity contributes to global warming, too.

Obese and overweight people require more fuel to transport them and the food they eat, and the problem will worsen as the population literally swells in size, a team at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine says.

This adds to food shortages and higher energy prices, the school's researchers Phil Edwards and Ian Roberts wrote in the journal Lancet on Friday.

"We are all becoming heavier and it is a global responsibility," Edwards said in a telephone interview. "Obesity is a key part of the big picture."

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