More bad “science”
June 19, 2012
Are these scientists really trying to improve public health?
No, they are trying to cut energy usage and thus carbon emissions – for all that this is not their job nor their field of expertise. We can be sure that they don’t know much about energy, in fact, as their saving of 59 kcal/day per adult is tiny: this is 0.07 of a single, measly kilowatt-hour. A human being, for these purposes, can be considered as a mobile space heater using about 3 kilowatt-hours of food energy per day, so the saving on human food energy we could achieve by stunting our kids is just 2.3 per cent.
This is why people don’t trust “science”. It’s stopped being actual science.