Global warming is all the fatties' fault! Of course!! And even better, in addition to paying for indulgences, we've now got a scapegoat as well.
Some researchers at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine have compared fat people to gas guzzlers, and opined that being fat is bad for the environment. According to their nifty calculations, fat people produce one tonne more of carbon dioxide each year than slim people.
FFS! Let's put that in perspective. Taking the UK as vaguely representative of developed nations, and because the researchers are based in the UK, then each citizen of the UK on average is responsible for 10 tonnes of emissions per year. So even if the researchers' numbers are correct, then being fat only adds about 10% more emissions than being slim. The problem is not being fatter, but existing and consuming resources at an excessive rate at all. And as it turns out, all citizens of developed countries do that.
This "research" is mere fat hatred, in fancy guise.
Disclosure: As it turns out, I'm quite slim. This is nothing to do with me personally, and everything to do with scapegoating a certain part of the population.