Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Fat People--You Are Next on the Endangered List



Okay, are you ready for this?

I hope you are sitting down before you read this next statement. It seems that 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.

Maybe, and this is just me speaking here, maybe this is just craziness! If we follow this logic, couldn’t skinny people also be part of the problem? Every skinny person I have ever known is always cold-natured. There’s not enough blood flowing through their veins or something. So, what do they do? They turn up the heat in the house or car, hence using more fuel. Or, they wear more clothes—and we know that takes more wool from the sheep, which in turn are cooler than they should be.

Sure seems to me that some scientists have far more time on their hands than they should!

8 comments:

  1. Can you see what is coming next? It won't be cow flatulence they will be studying. They will follow people around as they "pass gas" to bottle it and check its effect on the ozone. This keeps getting more and more bizarre. The only good thing about that one is I can pass gas without being penalized. I have to pay .25 for every time my wife or daughters hear me. :) Least I would be legal.

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  2. Bill...TMI...TMI...

    So, is that how you are paying off your debts? Buying your next bill? Or saving retirement?

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  3. Yep. I am saving a lot of quarters and they go toward a new bike. :)

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  4. Bill, I agree... way TMI!

    Steve-o, hmmmmm...... this is just too bizarre for words. Your comment about skinny people seems to be "on target" however.

    Sign of the times.

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  5. End times?

    Do I hear a trumpet in the far off distance?

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  6. I don't think it is that "far off"!

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