Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. rips gas stove fears as ‘loathing of modern society’: ‘If you really care about emissions & not politics, then focus on cooking with oils’ or using ‘candles & incense’
Professor Roger Pielke Jr.: "Cooking indoors = emissions. The type of stove matters to emissions rates If you really care about emissions and not politics, then focus on cooking with oils = emissions ~10x of gas stoves. Want to regulate something to reduce indoor emissions? Cooking oil! Olive, corn etc. And ~10x cooking oils? Candles and incense."
"So my current view is that the brief excitement about gas stoves is part of the cultural movement against fossil fuels & is not in fact about indoor air pollution. More generally, there is a phenomenon at work here I can’t quite articulate. Some combination of loathing of modern society, anti-humanity & quasi-religiosity. Fossil fuels make modern life possible. Yes, they have downsides," Pielke Jr. wrote.
WaPo claim: "Scientists say a growing body of research shows that gas stoves pose a threat to the planet.” Pielke Jr. mocks: "And here I always thought it’d be an asteroid or something."
Cooking indoors = emissions
The type of stove matters to emissions rates
If you really care about emissions and not politics, then focus on cooking with oils = emissions ~10x of gas stoves
Want to regulate something to reduce indoor emissions?
Olive, corn etc pic.twitter.com/Snqjf51Jow
— Roger Pielke Jr. (@RogerPielkeJr) January 12, 2023
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