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Calls to ban gas stoves are anti-science, anti-freedom, and anti-energy

 

Instead of informing us with accurate science about gas stoves so we can make better decisions, anti-fossil fuel activists are distorting science

Calls to ban gas stoves are anti-science, anti-freedom, and anti-energy

Instead of informing us with accurate science about gas stoves so we can make better decisions, anti-fossil fuel activists are distorting science to justify forcing their anti-gas agenda on us.

  • Early 2023 has featured a carefully orchestrated campaign in which:

    1. A paper whose lead author is an anti-fossil-fuel activist claims that gas stoves cause 12.7% of child asthma.
    2. The Federal government and NY proposed bans on new gas stoves.

    We should reject this campaign.1

  • The campaign against gas stoves should be rejected for 3 reasons:
    1. Families have the right to incorporate any real science about gas stoves as they judge best
    2. The 12.7% claim is a distortion of science
    3. The anti-gas movement is a threat to our grid and therefore our health

  • Whether and how to use a gas or electric stove should be determined by individuals and families based on what they judge best. For example, many will rationally choose to use a cheaper, more functional gas stove with good ventilation as the best option.

  • There are many decisions that families make that affect kids’ health far more than a gas vs. electric stove: what kinds of food kids eat, how much exercise they get, and how much money parents allocate to health vs. other expenses.

 

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Published on 1/20/2023 (11 days ago) Alex Epstein Corner