COPENHAGEN, Denmark (The Adobo Chronicles, Berlin Bureau) – Danish researchers at the University of Copenhagen looking at the effects of global warming have uncovered a startling phenomenon involving diet and nutrition.
The researchers found that high levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in humans causes weight gain, and sometimes, obesity.
Researcher Lars-Georg Hersoug stumbled on a weird anomaly while studying cardiovascular health and obsesity. Over a 22-year period, both thin and fat people put on weight, and the increase was proportionally the same.
CO2 appears to make our blood more acidic, which influences our brain to want to eat more. Hersoug surmised that excess CO2 in the atmosphere might be affecting hormones in the brain known as orexin neurons. Orexins stimulate eating, wakefulness and energy expenditure.
Danish researchers at the University of Copenhagen conducted further testing. Under controlled conditions, men with the greater amount of CO2 in their blood ate 6 percent more food than men in climate rooms with less CO2.
The Danish findings prompted Weight Watchers and other diet experts to throw out the popular low-carb diet and replace it with low-carbon diet.
The low-carbon diet does not involve any special food intake or avoidance of any food items or ingredients. Rather, it promotes the use of surgical face masks , 24 hours a day, to avoid exposure to excessive amounts of carbon dioxide, which ultimately will reduce food cravings.
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Minneapolis, Minnesota (The Adobo Chronicles) – Republican Minnesota Representative Michele Bachmann staged her strongest attack yet against environmentalists who claim that global warming is responsible for the recent weird changes in the world’s weather pattern.
“Global warming is a myth and has no basis in science,” Bachmann said. She used this week’s weather forecast in her home state to debunk claims that the world is getting warmer and warmer.
Acccording to weather forecasts, Minnesota wll experience an entire week beginning Tuesday of below freezing temperatures from below to mid 20’s (freezing temperatures begin at 32 degrees F).
“How can environmentalists claim global warming when right here in my state, we are freezing,” Bachamann said.
Bachmann made the comments as international negotiators gathering in Lima, Peru for climate change talks have agreed on a plan to fight global warming that would for the first time commit all countries to cutting their greenhouse gas emissions.
Washington, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles) – Just like most Republicans, House Speaker John Boehner has always rejected the notion of global warming, opposing every single proposed legislation aimed at reducing greenhouse gases that damage the environment.
This morning, Boehner woke up to two feet of snow that fell just outside his luxury apartment in Washington, D.C. It was a weather scenario never before seen in D.C. or anywhere else.
It was a real eye-opener for the speaker who told reporters, “It will only get worse if we do not take steps to protect our environment. When the new Congress opens in January, I will make climate change a priority in my legislative agenda.”
A global warming convert, and high profile at that. Kudos, Mr. Speaker!