Sit Around, Save the Planet

Posted by on May 21, 2008 in Uncategorized | No Comments

One of my favorite books, and favorite blogs is Freakonomics. Recently on the blog, Steven D. Levitt posted a very funny post in response to the notion that obese people are contributing to global warming.

He argues that in fact the opposite is true. People who exercise are causing global warming because of all the calories that are being burned.

Read the BBC report first.

And now go read Levitt’s response.

If you have never read Freakonomics, I highly recommend it. It is a very interesting look at many different, and sometimes unrelated things that shape the world around us. It’s a fast, easy read, and will leave you looking at the world a little differently.

And when you are done with Freakonomics, go read Moneyball.


  1. Dave
    May 21, 2008

    What about the electricity used, and fossil fuels burned, to power the TV? Or to anodize my frame and brake levers? Or to……



  2. Le Blaireau
    May 22, 2008

    Always good to have another point of view, even if it is a freaks point of view;)

  3. Itty Bitty Betty
    May 30, 2008

    By that same thought process, they should put a tax on eating Gu, because we all know eating Gu on a long ride contributes to personal gas emissions.

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