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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Fat people blamed for global warming

Dang you fat people!

As if they didn’t already have enough problems on their hands fat people are now being blamed for global warming.
I'll bet the writer at least thought about starting out with: "As if they didn't already have enough on their plates..."

British scientists say they use up more fuel to transport them around and the amount of food they eat requires more energy to produce than that consumed by those on smaller diets.

According to a team at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine this adds to food shortages and higher energy prices.

Researchers Phil Edwards said: “We are all becoming heavier and it is a global responsibility. Obesity is a key part of the big picture."
The dateline is May 17. Funny - this story's been around for a long time already. I've even covered it myself, here and here.