Monday, April 20, 2009

Save the polar bears, starve the fatties

Will average weight for the taxation year become a required box to fill out on the form? A copy of your census confessions too? Coming soon to a global village near you.

British scientists say the global obesity epidemic needs to be reversed not only to save lives, but to save the environment.

[..] What's more, the researchers say, a heavier population is more dependent on greenhouse gas-emitting cars to help move around its people who have grown too obese to walk.

"When it comes to food consumption, moving about in a heavy body is like driving around in a gas guzzler," the researchers wrote in their study.

[..] "We need to be doing a lot more to reverse the global trend toward fatness, and recognize it as a key factor in the battle to reduce (carbon) emissions and slow climate change," they write. (CTV)
Keep the funding coming and "the researchers" will provide guidance for your regime.