Last updated: April 28, 2015
Global dimming as a result of the atmospheric brown clouds (ABCs) of black carbon and other particulates that circle the globe (aka aerosols) is having a profound effect on climate change, global warming, plants, migrational patterns, and food production worldwide. In many parts of the world the primary source of the brown clouds is cooking fires. Lots of people talk about global warming, but global dimming is a very serious problem that is not getting the attention it should. Educate yourself on the subject of global dimming so that you can become part of the solution and help to educate others. Unlike CO2, the brown clouds would clear quickly if we stopped sending smoke up in the first place. Solar cooking technology can do more than any other single area of technology to cut back on global dimming.
Global cooking greenhouse gas emissions
Audio and video
- November 2009 Solar Cooker Review: Black carbon from cooking fires linked to global warming; solar cookers offer immediate relief
- Household air pollution
- Project Surya
- April 2015: Emerging From The Darkness: New Process Aims To Tackle Black Carbon - Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
- Public Radio International discussion on solar cooking in India. See: August 11, 2010 from min. 33:50 to 40:48.