Evolutionary weight gain?
September 6, 2006
Dear Editor:”… nearly two-thirds of Americans are overweight and about one-third are obese.” – Denver Post.Fatties. Millions of them. How come so many when there were so few before? Natural selection, not fried food, is the answer. Climate change is coming in the form of the next glacial epoch. Fat folks will have a better chance of surviving an ice age. That’s why they eat more than before.Global warming is not the problem if it postpones or prevents the natural formation of another ice age in Aspen. Our fabled, high mountain valley terrain is the result of the last glacial period.We do not expect fat people to last in global warming. They will stop overeating when the evolutionary pressure is off them.KNCB MooreAspen/Santa Barbara