The talk show CBS Mornings mentioned a study on Saturday that correlated the growing trend of American obesity to climate change, as increased heat, the study states, is making children stay indoors, consume more calories, and embrace a sedentary lifestyle. [tweet_embed] August 15, 2022[/tweet_embed] "The study published in journal Temperature found today's children are 30 percent less aerobically fit than their parents were at their age," the CBS host announced. "Fewer children are reaching the World Health Organization's recommendation of 60 minutes of exercise a day." Today's children are 30% less aerobically fit than their parents were at their age, a new study discovered. In the study from Temperature, Shawnda A. Morrison claimed that increasing temperatures have caused children to stay indoors, grow inactive, and eat more. Her work concentrated on "heat stress assessment" and makes the point that it's more dangerous and less fun to be active if it's extremely hot outside. Nevertheless, the author conflates metrics from the Covid-19 shutdowns that led to improved obesity in some regions as proof for her assertions. "Climate change will not only exert direct effects like higher ambient temperatures in many regions but it will also be responsible for indirect effects that can independently affect child physical activity habits, for example as observed during the Covid-19 global pandemic." [tweet_embed] August 15, 2022[/tweet_embed] A 2021 abstract published in the US National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM) titled "Climate Change and Obesity" stated that the "current Covid-19 pandemic has caused some decline in greenhouse gas emissions," in an indication that the pandemic was a positive development for global climate change. The piece also announced, "Following multiple lockdowns, there was further increase in obesity in wealthier populations." The NIH/NLM piece indicates that humanity can still gain weight if they're addressing climate change, so long as they're sedentary and consuming more calories than they burn. A study cited by MarketWatch suggests that obesity may actually be causing climate change. "Obesity is associated with approximately 20 percent more greenhouse gas emissions compared to people considered to have a healthier weight." "Researchers in a recently published study found that global obesity was estimated to contribute to an extra 700 megatons of carbon dioxide emissions per year," the study announced, according to MarketWatch. Obesity is causing climate change, according to the study, and climate change is causing obesity, according to Temperature. [tweet_embed] August 15, 2022[/tweet_embed] A 2017-18 study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that surveyed more than 5,000 US adults discovered that four out of 10 Americans are obese and one out of 10 are severely obese. Americans that were considered severely obese in 1970 was just roughly one in 100, a number that is ten times more common today. The overall obesity rate has gone up by approximately 40 percent since 2000.