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Fat people causing climate change, says Sir Jonathan Porritt - Telegraph
Fat people causing climate change, says Sir Jonathan Porritt
Fat people are harming the planet by contributing to climate change, according to Sir Jonathan Porritt, the Government's chief green adviser.
By Louise Gray, Environment Correspondent
Published: 2:15PM BST 03 Jun 2009
Seriously, I've seen quite a number of overweight vegatarians. When I was on the caveman diet I was the thinnest I ever was in my life.Echoing the famous slogan "fat is a feminist issue", Sir Jonathan, Chair of the Sustainable Development Commission, said "fat is a climate change issue".
He pointed out overweight people eat more protein-rich food such as beef or lamb, which is responsible for producing greenhouse gases because of the toxic methane livestock emits. He also said obese people are more likely to use cars rather than walk or cycle, therefore producing more carbon emissions...