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Last updated on July 2nd, 2017 at 08:06 am

The BBC reports:

Obesity needs to be tackled in the same way as climate change, a top nutritional scientist has said.

Great idea! First we’ll get Al Gore to make a documentary about the problem of global fatness … well, maybe not Gore. Maybe the DiCaprio boy instead; he’s still got a few years left before he bloats into something big enough to play the title role in Titanic II.

Professor Philip James said the challenge of obesity was so great that action was needed now, even without clear evidence of the best options.

He really is treating this the same way as climate change.

Professor James, of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK, was speaking in Boston at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

You tell ‘em, AAAS man.

He commented: “This is a community epidemic that is actually a response to all the wonderful apparent industrial and economic development changes that we’ve seen …”

Another point of commonality with climate change – it’s all the fault of “apparent” advances. A blanket law opposing advancement is required.

(Via Rob Read)

Posted by Tim B. on 02/19/2008 at 10:49 AM
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