Saying that obesity is bad for the environment, Sweden has submitted a resolution to the United Nations suggesting that all women should weigh the same as Greta Thunberg.
Although the resolution is non-binding, it points out that obese people are each responsible for more than a ton of extra carbon dioxide emissions a year, roughly equivalent to going on a transatlantic flight.
“In total, the extra food consumed by the world’s 300 million obese women has a carbon footprint on a par with that of the UK,” says the Swedish resolution. “Their increased metabolism also means that every year they breathe out extra CO2 equivalent to Sweden’s annual output.”
“The bottom line,” the resolution concludes, “is that if you can’t stay slim for yourself, maybe you should lose weight for Greta and the planet.”