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Third-World Stove Soot Is Target in Climate Fight

November 13, 2009 • Daily Email Recap

Thanks to Eric Rimmer for this article from the New York Times.
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It’s hard to believe that this is what’s melting the glaciers,” said Dr. Veerabhadran Ramanathan, one of the world’s leading climate scientists, as he weaved through a warren of mud brick huts, each containing a mud cookstove pouring soot into the atmosphere.

As women in ragged saris of a thousand hues bake bread and stew lentils in the early evening over fires fueled by twigs and dung, children cough from the dense smoke that fills their homes. Black grime coats the undersides of thatched roofs. At dawn, a brown cloud stretches over the landscape like a diaphanous dirty blanket.

For full article, visit:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/16/science


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