Monday, April 20, 2009

"Big" People Are More To Blame

Another story about this can be found at Reuters. This is more of an excuse for people to interfere and write laws basically outlawing (or penalizing) overweight people. Egalitarianism out of control. The people pictured are in the crosshairs of the environmental left:

A One-Ton Reason to Lose Weight: The Global Climate

Study: Those who are overweight are each responsible for an extra ton of carbon dioxide pollution.

Losing weight, it turns out, is not only good for you, but good for the environment.

In a study out of London (where else?) researchers were able to state the obvious: "overweight people eat more than thin people," as Reuters put it, and the production of that food comes at a greater environmental cost. Not only does body fat add to one's carbon footprint directly, through the production and transportation of food, but overweight people are more likely to drive rather than walk, leading to another environmental impact, according to the study….