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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Fire and Ice: A Closer Look at Cooking and Climate

I had to share this article and include a few quotes in my blog because it's a great example of one of the many ways that we can reduce emissions that contribute to climate disruption and health problems.

Source: BioLite

... almost three billion people worldwide ... 40 percent of humanity ... burns wood, dung, coal, or agricultural waste in open hearths or simple stoves to make their meals ...
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... the Global Burden of Disease study released in 2012 estimated that 3.5 million people die prematurely from respiratory illness, cardiac disease, cancer, and other illnesses due to exposure to indoor air pollution, while another half a million die every year from exposure to smoke that escapes kitchens into the outside ambient air. In China, those particles kill 1.2 million people every year; in India, at least 1 million prematurely. ...
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... Designing, manufacturing, distributing, selling and then maintaining clean biomass stoves across many different cultures and economic contexts, from Zanskar to Zambia, is a “wicked problem.” ...
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... BioLite’s HomeStove, which uses similar technology as its CampStove ... is still being tested in a variety of settings, including eastern India. The BioLite HomeStove is a larger format cookstove designed for Emerging Markets and, thanks to BioLite's Parallel Innovation model, is offered at a much lower price point, helping get this clean cooking technology to households that need it most. ...
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