December 20, 2019
Is there anything the obese are good for, aside from buying junk edibles?
Why are we even keeping these beings around?
Obese people generate an extra 700 million tons of carbon dioxide per year than those with ‘normal weight’, according to a new study.
Research from The Obesity Society has revealed that obese people account for about 1.6 per cent of all man-made greenhouse gas emissions.
This is due to a combination of higher metabolic rates and the environmental impact of both producing the food and the increased fuel required to transport obese people, according to the researchers.
The society used greenhouse gas emission data, demographic data, and obesity prevalence statistics to estimate that obesity is responsible for 20 per cent more greenhouse gas emissions compared with people of a normal weight.
Increasing average body size of people on Earth may further challenge attempts to reduce man-made carbon dioxide emissions, they say.
Nearly half of Americans will be obese by 2030, according to a recent study.
What can be done about this, other than killing all overweight people or at least putting them into starvation camps?
We could start by taxing overweight people, forcing them to pay a sum based on their body fat levels. The idea would be to leave them so short on money that they wouldn’t be able to afford enough calories even if they continued to buy junk.
Compared with an individual with normal weight, obese people were found to produce an extra 81kg per year of carbon dioxide emissions from higher metabolism, an extra 593kg per year from greater food and drink consumption and an extra 476kg per year from car and air transportation.
Globally, obesity contributes to extra greenhouse gas emissions of around 49 megatons per year of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2eq) – a standard unit for measuring carbon footprints – from metabolic activity alone.
Energy requirements of humankind, and subsequently worldwide food demand, are now expected to increase not only because of a growing population but also due to the increasing body weight generally, creating a vicious cycle where food production will go up.
We can’t let that happen.
The obese are known to be incapable of self-control, so now that we know that obesity puts the planet itself and everyone in it at risk, we have to take matters into our own hands and come up with a final solution to the obesity question.
Meanwhile, transportation of heavier people is associated with increased production of fossil fuels, resulting in more carbon dioxide emissions from food production and transportation.
Obesity is expected to increase greenhouse gas emissions from automobile and air transportation by 476 kg per year of CO2eq per person – up 14 per cent from the emissions associated with the transportation of a normal‐weight person.
It’s amazing that they manage to get in and out of vehicles in the first place.
But despite their acts of visual and environmental terrorism, you’re not supposed to be mean to them because that would make them fatter.
But the authors urge that this new information does not lead to more weight stigmatisation, which can make overweight individuals become more vulnerable to risky behaviours such as binge eating.
‘People with obesity already suffer from negative attitudes and discrimination against them, and numerous studies have documented several prevalent stereotypes, e.g., that individuals with obesity are lazy, weak‐willed, lack self‐discipline, have poor willpower, and are noncompliant with weight loss treatments,’ the paper reads.
Individuals with obesity really have poor willpower and don’t comply with weight loss treatments. If they had the willpower to follow a weight loss treatment, they wouldn’t be obese.
They are lazy, weak-willed, and lacking in self-discipline — otherwise they wouldn’t be obese.
They are not human.
Obesity should be treated as a drug addiction and overweight people should be thrown into rehab.
They are not losing that weight on their own.