More Brits become overweight

More Brits become overweight

from The First Post Sunday eMail:

“The Department of Health will this week forecast that by 2010 more than 14m Britons, from toddlers to the elderly, will be dangerously overweight, thanks to junk food and a sedentary lifestyle. The ‘stark’ report will also say that there will be a huge increase in conditions such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes.”

In the UK’s usual fashion, the 21st century is falling into the same pattern as the 20th, following the USA’s lead in all things….like the inability to stop cramming food and refreshments down our throats.

I wonder when someone will do a study to learn why this doesn’t happen, as a rule, on the European mainland?

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More Brits become overweight

More Brits become overweight

from The First Post Sunday eMail:

“The Department of Health will this week forecast that by 2010 more than 14m Britons, from toddlers to the elderly, will be dangerously overweight, thanks to junk food and a sedentary lifestyle. The ‘stark’ report will also say that there will be a huge increase in conditions such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes.”

In the UK’s usual fashion, the 21st century is falling into the same pattern as the 20th, following the USA’s lead in all things….like the inability to stop cramming food and refreshments down our throats.

I wonder when someone will do a study to learn why this doesn’t happen, as a rule, on the European mainland?

1.4 million gallons of oil spilled in Indian Ocean

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Large oil spill occurs in Indian Ocean – Boston.com

The scale of oil spills at sea is shocking. A little like commercial aeroplane crashes, they don’t happen particularly often but when they do the sheer size of each discreet event seems to overwhelm its significance in the overall scheme of things.

The photo is damn impressive, as are the figures quoted, but I’d forgotten exactly how big the Exxon Valdez disaster was: eleven million gallons. Shit.

1.4 million gallons of oil spilled in Indian Ocean


Large oil spill occurs in Indian Ocean – Boston.com

The scale of oil spills at sea is shocking. A little like commercial aeroplane crashes, they don’t happen particularly often but when they do the sheer size of each discreet event seems to overwhelm its significance in the overall scheme of things.

The photo is damn impressive, as are the figures quoted, but I’d forgotten exactly how big the Exxon Valdez disaster was: eleven million gallons. Shit.