Fat is bad for global warming; Al Gore now a hypocrite

The right ear article on today’s Philippine Daily Inquirer is headlined: “UK study: Fat is bad for global warming.” Uh-oh. Look familiar?

Man, you\'re packing lotsa weight now.

In fairness to Gore, I support his whole global warming campaign, but he’d better hit the gym more often lest he be labeled a hypocrite. The rest of the story after the break.

British researchers have apparently learned that obesity contributes to global warming. Says the news article, fat people “require more fuel to transport them and the food they eat”

“This adds to food shortages and higher energy prices, the school’s researchers Phil Edwards and Ian Roberts wrote in the journal Lancet yesterday.”

In a phone interview, Edwards said that we are all becoming fatter and that it is a global responsibility, and that obesity is a “key part of the big picture.” Like, wtf.

The researchers’ model labeled a stunning 40% of the world’s population as being obese with a Body Mass Index close to 30.

The study found out that obese people need 1,680 calories everyday to sustain normal energy. Add another 1,280 to that for daily activities, and you’ve got 18% more than what a person with a stable BMI needs.

This author Googled around, looking to find out what Al Gore’s BMI is, but found no statistics. His height and weight are also nowhere to be found. His flabs were unavailable for comment.


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