You’ve heard that being overweight can lead to diabetes and high blood pressure, but how about global warming? Probably not, but in a peculiar new study published in the Journal of Epidemiology some researchers actually proposed such a bizarre linkage. According to these scientists, since growing and transporting food generates about a fifth of all manmade greenhouse gases, then the more each individual eats – the more he or she will contribute to rising emissions. The obvious implication, of course, is that since fat people eat more than lean ones, then they pose more of a threat to the climate. Hmmm, one wonders if some pounds could be shed if certain scientists quit serving the public such global-lony.


  • Craig Rucker

    Craig Rucker is a co-founder of CFACT and currently serves as its president.