The Gas Stove Love Affair

The Gas Stove Love Affair

By Stephanie Seferian

Good cooks cook on gas, or so we've been told. Any realtor will likely tell you that a gas stove ranks high on homebuyers' lists of new home must-haves, but are they good for us? Are they good for the planet? Fellow Americans, it's time to end our love affair with gas stoves. On today's show, we discuss All. The. Things. the natural gas industry doesn't want you to know about gas stoves, natural gas, and everything in between.  Here's a preview: [1:30] Gas = luxury? A peek inside the gas industry's marketing campaigns  [4:00] Human health concerns re: burning a fossil fuel in your kitchen [10:30] Let's chat about fracking for a hot minute [12:15] CO2's evil stepsister, methane: Here's how this potent global warmer fits into the natural gas conversation [14:45] Aren't natural gas power plants cleaner than coal power plants? (Yes, but ...) [17:00] The why and how behind the "electrify everything" movement   Resources mentioned/Further reading: Did I Turn Off the Stove? Yes, but Maybe Not the Gas (via NY Times) Vintage 1965 Commercial For Gas Cooking (via YouTube)  We Need To Talk About Your Gas Stove, Your Health And Climate Change (via NPR) Your Gas Stove Is Bad for You and the Planet (via NY Times) Cleaner But Not Clean - Why Scientists Say Natural Gas Won't Avert Climate Disaster (via Reuters)  -- * Join our (free!) community here. * Find your tribe. Sustainable Minimalists are on Facebook, Instagram + Youtube. * Email me and say hello! MamaMinimalistBoston@gmail.com.   Our Sponsors:* Thank you to LifeStraw! https://lifestraw.com/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/sustainable-minimalists/exclusive-content
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