Thursday, July 5, 2007

How the obesity epidemic is aggravating global warming

...Now consider what may seem a more unlikely driver of climate change: the global obesity epidemic. We tend to think of obesity only as a public-health problem, but many of its causes overlap with those of global warming. Car dependence and labour-saving devices ...

Most of the story is behind NS's paywall but your tireless Climateer team had to share this gem:

And as the number of obese people increases, a kind of positive feedback kicks in. Obese people in the US are already throwing their political weight around.

From NewScientist