An Indian Civilizational Perspective

How the Obese Cause Global Warming!

Ok, these are the days of debating the effects of what we, humans, are doing on Global Warming. But here is a unique contribution – going to raise eyebrows – and kind of stretching the logic a long way…

This latest contribution to the obesity debate comes in an article by Sheldon H. Jacobson of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and his doctoral student, Laura McLay. Their paper, published in the current issue of The Engineering Economist, calculates how much extra gasoline is used to transport Americans now that they have grown fatter. The answer, they said, is a billion gallons a year.

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