Filed under: Environment, Humor, Junk Science, National Security | Tags: CBS, Hank Johnson, McDonalds, Michael Bloomberg, Obesity, Population
This may be closely related to the previous post about managing information. You should probably file this is the circular file. From CBS:
“A recent study conducted by scientists in London found that the obese persons of the world are paying an increasingly large role in the rate at which the planet’s finite resources are used.” Um, climate scientists? Geologists? Agronomists? Diet doctors? Who knows. What kind of study? “Research was conducted.” Not promising.
Increasing population fatness could have the same implications for world food energy demands as an extra half a billion people living on the earth,” the study concluded.
Research was conducted based on the theory that the body mass of a population should be factored into the amount of energy it burns, in addition to the number of people residing in a certain region.
Though obesity touches all corners of the Earth, it was found that Americans were especially weighing down the planet. …
“Although the concept of biomass is rarely applied to the human species, the ecological implications of increasing body mass are significant and ought to be taken into account when evaluating future trends and planning for future resource challenges,” the study found. ”Tackling population fatness may be critical to world food security and ecological sustainability.”
I think this probably goes in the same file as the report of Congressman Hank Johnson (D-GA) who was concerned about increasing population on one side of an island presenting the danger that it might tip over and capsize.
Malthus lives! Too many fat people may deplete the food resources of the planet. Mass starvation. Must control population. Eliminate fat people. Force all McDonalds’ out of business. Mayor Bloomberg can be in charge.
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