Monday, November 13, 2006

Eat less and save the planet

I do not normally fall for easy US bashing. However... this was an utterly bizarre statistic that needs almost no comentary. An acedemic has determined that the extra weight of US Citizens in their cars has increased consumption of petrol in that fine country by about 1 billion gallons (like for like since 1960 factoring in more effecient cars, etc etc). So, not only does that society eat more per capita than any other country in the world, in eating more and putting on more weight it consumes more energy.

Go figure...


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