Monday, April 20, 2009

Horrible headline

A headline from Reuters reads: Stay slim to save the planet.

The brief article goes on to say how overweight people eat and travel by car more frequently, therefore are further contributing to the worsening environment.

According to British researchers, Phil Edwards and Ian Roberts who published a study on this in the International Journal of Epidemiology,
"We need to be doing a lot more to reverse the global trend toward fatness, and recognize it as a key factor in the battle to reduce (carbon) emissions and slow climate change."

While I agree we all need to be doing things, like driving less (and yes even thin people do drive a lot) to save the planet, playing the blame game is not necessary nor cool in my opinion. I hate when articles pull this kind of crap.

Anyway, if you are interested in saving the environment (think early Earth Day post), here is a list of 50 simple things to do to stop global warming and a global warming survival guide from Time.

Note: *some of these are repetitious but still good reads


Lisa said...

I JUST read this article and didn't know whether to laugh or cry. Pseudoscience much?

Carrie Arnold said...

I would re-title the research "Six authors in search of a scapegoat..."


Kim said...

Ha -- I like Carrie's suggestion :)

What a terrible headline. Terrible. Why must we connect EVERYTHING to weight? I'm all for going green, but this is just crazy.

Kara said...

That article headline is AWFUL!!!!!!!! The audacity of some people...

Tiptoe said...

Glad I'm not the only one who felt this way.

Carrie, good title!