Weight a Minute! Fatties Hurt Earth
Heavier people weigh on planet by excess eating, driving
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Apr 20, 2009 1:55 AM CDT
Heavy people have larger carbon footprint, say researchers.   (Shutter stock)

(Newser) – People's carbon footprints grow as their weight increases, Reuters reports. By eating and tending to drive more than average, the world's billion overweight people each create an extra ton of carbon emissions annually,  a recent study has calculated. "When it comes to food consumption, moving about in a heavy body is like driving around in a gas guzzler," write the researchers.