awaiting the backlash
Remember I told you years ago about going to the Farmers’ Market to pick up some juicy-yummy ‘maters? …and maybe a giant cookie? BTNIN.
This little skinny old vegan fella [you can tell from the grey skin and sunken eyes], approached me waving his little stick arms. Yanno the type: tiny littla fella with baggy big-pocket bermuda shorts, “renewable cotton” peasant shirt, big straw [ladies' gardening] hat, usually found trotting obediently behind the Dried-Up Earth Mother™ carrying her “re-usable bags.”
Well he commenced to hollering at me in his high, grating little voice about my “Giant SUV of Doom” and how dare I drive it to such a sacred place as a Farmers’ Market??!??
I advised him to take a science class and continued with my day. But, as I could see he was actually frightened of the Coming Doooom he truly believed would ensue as a direct result of my SUV trip to the Farmers’ Market, it reminded me that he was just the vanguard of the True Believers.
Here’s more opportunity for the True Believers:
Research was conducted based on the theory that the body mass of a population should be factored into the amount of energy it burns, in addition to the number of people residing in a certain region.
…A recent study conducted by scientists in London found that the obese persons of the world are playing an increasingly large role in the rate at which the planet’s finite resources are used.
OMGwe’reallgonnaDIE *runz in circles* And it’s all your fault, you FattyFatFat Resource User!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yes — using up all those “finite” resources like potatoes…
“If all countries had the [body mass index] distribution of the USA, the increase in human biomass of 58 million [metric tons] would be equivalent in mass to an extra 935 million people of average body mass, and have energy requirements equivalent to that of 473 million adults,” the research dictated.[hm... interesting use of that word]
So the equivalent body mass of 935 extra humans would use only about half the energy requirements? I’m confused.
“Although the concept of biomass is rarely applied to the human species, the ecological implications of increasing body mass are significant and ought to be taken into account when evaluating future trends and planning for future resource challenges,” the study found. ”Tackling population fatness may be critical to world food security and ecological sustainability.”
These ‘closed system’ folks are gonna come out of their sustainably-grown tire-tread sandals over this.
Unfortunately, their fear is real. And very motivating. And once these ignoratti are convinced of the Unsustainability view of the world and the likely demise of All Life On Earth, the Moral Superiority of their “argument” kicks in and sets the hook. No actual science can penetrate a closed mind. So they will be with us forever. [see the lack of response to the Global Worms proof of forgery] Nagging the SUV driver, the oil producer, the actual conservationist… And now the chubbychubchubbers…..
Ignorance: it’s unsustainable.