The climate risks of cooking with gas

gas stove
Gas stoves emit methane and carbon dioxide, which have been linked to climate change. Associated Press
gas stove
Gas stoves emit methane and carbon dioxide, which have been linked to climate change. Associated Press

The climate risks of cooking with gas

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In this week’s segment we discuss a question submitted by a listener: To what extent does cooking with gas contribute to air pollution and climate change?

Our guest, a professor at Stanford University, explains the latest research showing gas stoves do emit methane and carbon dioxide. And he brings up alternatives to cooking with gas.

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