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What A Deal: $50 Million To Save The World

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Someone needs to tell that guy he is repressing those sad sickly women!!

Who can beat this deal!?!?  Forget the BILLIONS spent on subsidizing expensive, unwanted, alternative energy deals made without end-user support.  Forget the BILLIONS spent to regulate and mandate your behavior and buying options.  Forget incessant droning of the "save the planet" mantra beaten in to us from kindergarten through death.

All we have to do is spend $50 million dollars and the planet is saved.  I dare you, even the most advanced skeptics (Mr Monkton I am looking at you, sir!) to find fault in this exceptional, planet-saving, humanity-saving, green-house-gas-saving plan!!

All the way from the esteemed news-service Reuters we are graced with the news that:

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will announce on Tuesday a U.S. contribution of more than $50 million toward providing clean cooking stoves in developing countries to reduce deaths from smoke inhalation and fight climate change.

The U.S. funding, which will be spread over five years, is part of a Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves being started to combat a problem officials equate with malaria and unclean water in terms of their health impact worldwide.

YES SIR!!  Ladyies and Gentlemen.  For a measley $50 million dollars, you to can save the world, clean your water, and eradicate malaria once and for all.  You too can have a brand-spankingly new...... and clean ..... cookstove for only $50 million AND save the world.

What a deal, huh!??  This is better than the ShamWOW deal.

With a clean cookstove, you too can now have clean water and an force an end to malaria.  Lord knows how many times we had news reports about how these third-world countries couldn't boil their water for 20 minutes in their old cookstoves.  Thank GOD now that we have these new and clean cookstoves they will know how to boil water and drink clean water free of malaria.

Some 1.9 million premature deaths, mostly among women and young children, occur every year due to smoke inhalation from rudimentary stoves, which in many cases consist of a few stones and an open fire inside or outside a shelter, officials said.

Smoke from such cooking methods can lead to childhood pneumonia, lung cancer, bronchitis and cardiovascular disease while contributing to climate change through emissions of carbon dioxide and methane -- two major greenhouse gases -- and black carbon.
"This is something that touches on climate, on health, on women's empowerment, on deforestation and on poverty," Reid Detchon, vice president for energy and climate at the United Nations Foundation, said in an interview.

...and touches on obesity, anorexia, mumps, measles, diarrhea, flaky skin, dandruff, litter, childhood loss of teeth, dementia, premature baldness, premature ejaculation, prematureness, sloughness, racism, bigotry, anger, and all-around-not-so-nice feelings.

It is so good to know that we have now solved that billions of years old problem of how to control fire.  If we didn't have these new shiny and clean cookstoves, humany might have never taken hold and survived long enough to corrupt, pollute, destroy, and make the world a not-so-nice place to live.

To me, this is a much better plan than providing cheap and easy electricity to these places.  But no, why make them suffer through what our American women had to suffer through during the early 20th century when cheap electricty and new inventions like......

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the electric cookstove,

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the clothes washer,

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the dryer,

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the dishwasher,

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and the television. 

If our society didn't have those things, think of how empowered our women might be.

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If they only had brand new shiny clean cookstoves.

[UPDATE]  More from THE comes this revelation:

However, the article does point out that the organization on the receiving end of the money (Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves) does have a long term goal of creating a business model around new stove production. That’s important because the stoves have a relatively short life — two to five years.

“You’ll need a supply chain and business model that delivers them, not on a one-time basis, but as a continuing enterprise,” said Reid Detchon, vice president for energy and climate at the United Nations Foundation.

Nothing like creating a global monopoly just for yourself with required and guarranteed renewal deals.



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