Discussion » What do you think the recent ProPublica article "Undercooked"?
The main complaints from the article have been the lack of health benefits and under delivery of climate benefits from biomass cookstoves. Solutions? LPG has been the highlighted solution in the article. There is also another article from Quartz referring to the ProPublica article and giving more emphasis on solar-powered electric cookstove. But both articles shied away from discussing the costs/time needed for providing either LPG or solar e-cook to nearly 3 billion people…what do you think?
Undercooked: An Expensive Push to Save Lives and Protect the Planet Falls Short
Millions of lives were at stake. Hillary Clinton was on board. Money poured in. And yet the big aims behind an effort to tackle the plague of third-world cooking fires has produced only modest gains.
by Sara Morrison, July 12, 2018, ProPublica, https://www.propublica.org/article/cookstoves-push-to-protect-the-planet-falls-short
THE WIN-WIN MIRAGE - A $75 million attempt to end indoor air pollution ended up siding with fossil fuels - Akshat Rathi, Quartz, 14 July 2018