It’s not just what you are cooking that could be killing you, but how you are cooking. Millions of people each day turn on their gas stoves without a single thought to the silent, but deadly pollution the stove is emitting and that they are breathing in – with serious consequences for our health. This week on TEDxLondon’s Climate Curious podcast hosts Maryam Pasha and Ben Hurst speak to climate pioneer and campaigner extraordinaire, Bruce Nilles. He spent 15 years working to replace dirty coal plants with clean energy and now he’s set his sights on eliminating another highly polluting fossil fuel, “natural” gas. Join us to learn why there is nothing natural or clean about fossil gas, how gas causes dangerous indoor air pollution that especially harms children, and how cities are leading the way in dismantling the fossil fuel empire and electrifying everything. Having fought powerful vested interests to shut down hundreds of coal plants across the United States and in Europe, Bruce knows we can get it done; “we’re one little planet and we’ve got to do this together.” And don’t miss out on this week’s Climate Confessions, which involves mouldy tupperware, chewing plastic straws and a hard cheese obsession!
For a full list of sources and further reading in this episode visit the TEDxLondon site: https://tedxlondon.com/news/climate-curious-why-your-gas-stove-has-to-go/