Where do they come up with these “scientists”?
When Danish researcher Lars-Georg Hersoug examined 22 years worth of data on weight gain in Denmark, he found that skinny people gained proportionately as much weight as those who were already overweight. This, of course, led him to blame CO2.
Why CO2? “Hersoug notes that atmospheric levels of the gas have risen during the same period and that in the United States, obesity has increased most rapidly on the East Coast, where CO2 concentrations are highest.”
Hersoug also conducted a test – count ‘em, one entire test! – of his hypothesis, a 7-hour experiment in which six young men were given the opportunity to eat as much as they wanted. Those who had been exposed to increased CO2 levels ate six percent more than those who had not.
“Hersoug believes that hormones in the brain are affected by CO2 and may in turn alter our appetite and metabolism. He also suggests that CO2 in beer may be to blame for beer bellies.”
Uh huh. I don’t suppose it has anything to do with the calories.
I’m guessing that Mr Hersoug wants a ride the global-warming gravy train.
Oh, but wait!
What about that study that came out in 2009 showing that obesity causes global warming?
Talk about having it both ways!
See entire story by Muriel Kane
Thanks to William Sellers and David Williams for this link
Or what about this article?
“Slimming down could save the world”
“The world’s obese people could help stop global warming by going on a diet,” says this article in the Daily Mail.
Experts from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, who published their findings in the International Journal of Obesity, “did not include methane gas emissions from flatulent large people, despite evidence about cows contributing to greenhouse gases.
So which is it? Does global warming cause obesity? Or does obesity cause global warming?
Heavens! You don’t suppose we’re being conned, do you?
Thanks to Emma Corry for this link
“Global warming went down the toilet so now they’re using it as the reason for obesity,” says Emma.