View Full Version : Fat people cause global warming

04-22-2009, 01:05 PM
It's all their fault (http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article2387203.ece). The rising number of fat people was yesterday blamed for global warming.

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.

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.

The environmental impact of fat humans is made even worse because they are more likely to travel by car another major cause of carbon emissions.

If the Sun isn't a good enough source for you I found an article from last year in the Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/1973230/Fat-people-blamed-for-global-warming.html) saying the same thing.

karma police
04-22-2009, 02:18 PM