Want to hear the latest answer to concerns about global warming?  Well how about a skinnier world population!  That’s right, an article in England’s Lancet journal says that since overweight people require more fuel for food and transport, obesity is an overlooked cause of man-made climate change.  The authors say that by 2015, there will be more than 700 million obese people in the world, requiring 18% more calories just to maintain their daily activities.  Since thinner people eat less and are more likely to walk than always relying on cars, a slimmer population would lower demand for energy for transportation and agriculture.  O.K.  So first they want to take away our SUV’s, and now it’s our Twinkies?  Someone help us!

 

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