‘Calls to ban gas stoves are anti-science, anti-freedom, & anti-energy’


Alex Epstein via climatedepot.com

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. 

The campaign against gas stoves should be rejected for 3 reasons:
1. Families have the right 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.

“Observe that CDC data shows that between 1980 and the mid-1990s, asthma rates almost doubled, despite a significant decline in air pollution. This is an *anti-correlation* that contradicts the narrative that asthma is mainly caused by pollution…Honest scientists recognize that what causes asthma is unknown and might be many factors. Ambient air pollution was long blamed for asthma, but the data for ambient pollution and asthma anti-correlate in Western countries.” … “The gas stove banners are not honest scientists…The lead author of the paper used to argue for a gas stove ban is affiliated with the @RockyMtnInst, headed by Amory Lovins—an anti-energy ‘energy expert’ who has said: ‘It would be little short of disastrous for us to discover a source of clean, cheap, abundant energy.'”


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