They’re using the obesity “crisis” as another thing that causes global warming, compounding their BS arguments so they can link one to the other.
HIGH rates of obesity in richer countries cause up to a billion extra tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions every year, compared with countries with leaner populations, according to a study that assesses the additional food and fuel needs of the overweight.
The finding is particularly worrying, scientists say, because obesity is on the rise in many rich nations.
“Population fatness has an environmental impact,” said Phil Edwards, from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. “We’re all being told to stay fit and keep our weight down because it’s good for our health. The important thing is that staying slim is good for your health and for the health of the planet.”
Oh, so China and India are less polluters than Germany or Canada? Yeah, right.
They used similar tactics on smoking and the end result is smokers are nearly ostracized by society, forced to smoke in delegated areas. Now they are making fat people pay twice for airline seats, and don’t think it wil stop there. Some companies even use weight as an excuse to fire or not hire people because of “medical costs” which is another bogus argument.
Once again, the nanny state is a lot more dangerous than people realize and it can lead to some very bad things. Don’t let them get away with this. Or you might be next. If you’re not fat and don’t smoke, don’t think they won’t come after something else you like.