Two billion of the world’s poorest people cook on open fires. During the past few years, climatologists have discovered that the toxic “black carbon” smoke from these fires is one of the planet’s leading causes of global warming. It is also the most easily avoidable. Solar cooking is a simple, safe way to cook food without needing to acquire and burn fossil fuels.
It’s one more step in the fight against AIDS/HIV that is linked to issues of not having adequate nutrition for treatments to work properly. What can you do for World AIDS Day?
Provide renewable resources in any way you choose. In a world of scarcity, violence goes down when there’s no more fighting over fuel, food, or access to healthcare. That applies to local neighborhoods in urban areas, rural enclaves, and well as villages in far-away locations. Maybe it’s time to help fight AIDS/HIV with Slow Food USA ® projects or an attitude of caring and taking an interest in the numerous links to nutrition, hunger, and World AIDS Day projects.
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Good Year in AIDS Fight , U.S. News & World Report
Obama’s AIDS Grade , The Huffington Post
Fighting AIDS by Farming , The Atlantic
A Good Year in the Fight Against AIDS (US News & World Report)
The Pepfar Paradox – AIDS Treatment Program (Newsweek)