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Micromanagement: Stay Slim To Save The Planet, UK Scientists Say

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Reuters [1]
Tuesday, April 21, 2009

LONDON – Overweight people eat more than thin people and are more likely to travel by car, making excess body weight doubly bad for the environment, according to a study from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

“When it comes to food consumption, moving about in a heavy body is like driving around in a gas guzzler,” and food production is a major source of greenhouse gases, researchers Phil Edwards and Ian Roberts wrote in their study, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology.

“We need to be doing a lot more to reverse the global trend towards fatness, and recognise it as a key factor in the battle to reduce (carbon) emissions and slow climate change,” the British scientists said.

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They estimated that each fat person is responsible for about one tonne of carbon dioxide emissions a year more on average than each thin person, adding up to an extra one billion tonnes of CO2 a year in a population of one billion overweight people.

The European Union estimates each EU citizen accounts for 11 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions a year.

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[3] Climate chief Lord Stern: give up meat to save the planet: http://www.prisonplanet.com/climate-chief-lord-stern-give-up-meat-to-save-the-planet.html

[4] Global Warming To Save The Planet?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/global-warming-to-save-the-planet.html

[5] Drivers should be forced to pay per mile to save the planet, finds climate watchdog: http://www.prisonplanet.com/drivers-should-be-forced-to-pay-per-mile-to-save-the-planet-finds-climate-watchdog.html

[6] Globalist Funded Think Tank Says Poverty Will Save Planet: http://www.prisonplanet.com/globalist-funded-think-tank-says-poverty-will-save-planet.html

[7] German scientists suggest per-person carbon emission quotas: http://www.prisonplanet.com/german-scientists-suggest-per-person-carbon-emission-quotas.html

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