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Scientists warned that the increase in big-eaters means more food production — a major cause of CO2 gas emissions warming the planet.
And researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine say wealthy nations like the US and Britain are getting fatter by the decade.
Dr Phil Edwards said: “Food production accounts for about one fifth of greenhouse gases."
Dr Edwards went on: “We are not just pointing the finger at fat people. All populations are getting fatter and it has an impact on the environment."
Originally posted by boaby_phet
reply to post by rapinbatsisaltherage
most likely the same "studies" you have used to discount this LOL
you show me your reaserch (not randomly picked off wiki) ..
Originally posted by XXXN3O
reply to post by Extralien
I am growing ever more tired of hearing about this nonsense.
Next we will have a limit on the amount of sleep we can have because or rear ends release more methane gas while we are asleep than when we are awake because we have more control of our own sphincters
I submit that the Lords of Capital and their servants - today, as in 2003 -
understand perfectly well that the system they oversee cannot long exist
under the current paths of world development; that their only hope to
perpetuate themselves into future decades is to violently upset the
planetary game board - as often as necessary. From the financial oligarchy’s
perspective, the death of the world as they know and possess it - *their *world
- is imminent, and can only be avoided through acts of horrific aggression,
terror and barbaric reversion to primitive modes of accumulation, i.e. brute
theft and pillage.
That is the weight of* their* reality - actually, the weight of the
contradictions of late stage capitalism under the hegemony of the
all-powerful finance sector, which produces nothing yet seeks to monetize,
commodify and buy and sell everything. ..... Their continued existence depends on their capability and *
willingness* to smash and rearrange the planetary reality whenever
imperialism’s illogical and wildly contradictory arrangements are
Manuel Uribe, 42, of Monterrey, Mexico, reached a peak weight of 1,225lb - 87 stone or over half a ton - following years of bad diet and unhealthy living.
Bed-bound and unable to look after himself, in January 2006, after five years of isolation, Mr Uribe made an impassioned plea on Mexican national television for help.
Originally posted by HooHaa
reply to post by Anonymous Avatar
I agree!! Nasa claims global warming is taking place throughout the entire solar system. Seems to me that the sun is going through its cycles.
If the PTB can blame it on man then yes, besides controlling all the money then food would be the next logical step.
reply to post by Anonymous Avatar
Nice. Maybe Obama can start placing carbon taxes on fat people.
Originally posted by Blanca Rose
Perhaps some don't, but some of us do, because we see it every day. To assume people are just jumping on a bandwagon is wrong here!
And to the person who asked about things like white bread, and all the other junk they listed being taxed, I think it's a great idea. You shouldn't be eating that kinda crap anyway! Take some personal responsibilty as to what you are putting in your mouth! Things like pizza, greasy burgers and the such should be eaten rarely. So what if they go outa business, it wouldn't bother me in the least!
Bodyfats are all lipid or triglycerides molecules that are nearly completely carbon, hydrogen and oxygen atoms in complex combinations. You probably know of a basic law of science that says that nothing can either be created or destroyed (Conservation of Mass). Well, those lipids or triglycerides are commonly around 40% carbon. So WHERE does the carbon go? It can't just disappear! It must go somewhere! Can it VANISH in body heat? No, that would not account for the carbon atoms. Could it get excreted? No, because the digestive system is entirely separate from the body metabolic processes. You can rule out EVERYTHING, except for one thing! Your exhaled breath! Virtually the ONLY way that a human body can get rid of carbon atoms is to oxidized them into becoming carbon dioxide molecules, and then send them out of your body as exhaled air! Sadly, bodyfat can therefore never just "melt away"!
Since the human body eliminates energy as heat, it follows naturally to try to harness this energy. However, Carnot efficiency puts an upper limit on how well this waste heat can be recovered. Assuming normal body temperature and a relatively low room temperature ( C), the Carnot efficiency is
In a warmer environment ( C) the Carnot efficiency drops to
Table 2 indicates that for sitting, a total of 116 W of power is available. Using a Carnot engine to model the recoverable energy yields 3.7-6.4 W of power. In more extreme temperature differences, higher efficiencies may be achieved; but, robbing the user of heat in adverse environmental temperatures is not practical.
However, even under the best of conditions (basal, non-sweating), evaporative heat loss accounts for 25% of the total heat dissipation. This ``insensible perspiration'' consists of water diffusing through the skin; sweat glands keeping the skin of the palms and soles pliable; and the expulsion of water-saturated air from the lungs [Gillies (ed.), 1965]. Thus, the maximum power available, without trying to reclaim heat expended by the latent heat of vaporization, drops to 2.8-4.8 W.
The above efficiences assume that all of the heat radiated by the body is captured and perfectly transformed into power.
Originally posted by xman_in_blackx
You seem to be painting with a very broad brush and even though you "see it every day" some people will never fall into your categories.
If they are dumbed down and programmed to eat that crap, perhaps making the cause of the obesity illegal would be better than scapegoating the obese.
Look at a TV commercial to see what I am talking about. It is everywhere and it is an epidemic. Morbidly obese people aren't making those commercials or making those GMO foods or making money from it all the way down the line. They are paying the ultimate price for business models who don't care about the end consumer at all.
I find it interesting that you "seeing it every day" makes you turn them into non-persons easier than those who don't see it every day. Perhaps it is a problem with blinders and a disconnect of medicine and the obvious.