I’ve come back from my holiday to some partly sad, partly annoying and partly hilarious headlines on the net.
Fatties cause Global Warming. And Fat People Blamed For Global Warning. So say the scientists. Reasons given are that fat people eat more, are likely to drive rather than walk, and some other amusing balderdash about them emitting more carbon dioxide. The said scientists have done the math, claiming that each fat person is responsible for emitting a tonne more of climate warming carbon dioxide per year than a thin one.
So these scientists can afford time off studying disappearing polar bears, melting polar ice caps, drying rivers, rising sea levels and such other serious issues to shine their high end microscopes on people’s weight? Junk science if you ask me. Leaves me wondering whether the whole global warming craze is not getting a little frivolous?
We cut down too many trees, strain our rivers, burn too much fuel, use up too much electricity, use plastic bags and still find a place for fat people in the whole environment degradation craze? And what about the food we throw away on a daily basis? If there is overproduction of food is it not due to food wastage as opposed to overeating? I’d rather look at obesity as a health problem and not environmental.
And in other news, you don’t have to be fat to partake of the environmental degradation cake. Even a simple google search has a definite environmental impact, generating about 0.02g of CO2 per second. Now throw in complex web pages, animations and videos. See? You can also be charged with crimes against the planet. By the way if you live in some countries you can sue the government for global warming. And you thought trees are good for the environment? Think again.
True the planet is in peril but the world seems to be getting a little over enthusiastic about the whole green business. Me? I’ll do my best to conserve the environment and then sit back and wait for the apocalypse. I will enjoy my Galitos chicken without calculating the evil carbon foot prints it has left on its way to my plate. The earth has heated up and cooled down for millions of years. Maybe these environmental changes were meant to be after all.