The Energy Glut: The Politics of Fatness in an Overheating World

The Energy Glut: The Politics of Fatness in an Overheating World

by Ian Roberts, Phil Edwards
     
 

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Worldwide, over a billion people are overweight and 300 million are obese. At the same time, global warming threatens the survival of our species. The Energy Glut shows how the heating of our planet and the bulging of our waistlines are manifestations of the same global malaise. Ian Roberts presents a frightening vision of humanity besieged by a food industry pushing… See more details below

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Worldwide, over a billion people are overweight and 300 million are obese. At the same time, global warming threatens the survival of our species. The Energy Glut shows how the heating of our planet and the bulging of our waistlines are manifestations of the same global malaise. Ian Roberts presents a frightening vision of humanity besieged by a food industry pushing a surfeit of energy-dense food, while the rise of the car means we have fewer opportunities to move our bodies than ever before. This insightful, exciting new work explains why getting fatter is a political rather than a personal problem, and why tackling climate change could be the next great public health advance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781848138704
Publisher:
Zed Books
Publication date:
04/04/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,288,155
File size:
1 MB

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