Gas ranges versus electric ranges

I have read an interesting article about ranges the other day. It was written around the question whether you should buy a gas range or an electric range nowadays.

Many may not find it to be an interesting topic but I did. Let me tell you why. I don’t think this is going to be a surprise to anyone: gas ranges work based on natural gas. Natural gas contributes to global warming. Is it getting exciting?

Some more info about gas range: Pick My Gas Range  

So, basically it is not really a question of deciding between to devices that do pretty much the same thing using different kinds of source. It is a moral question. Should I think about nature when deciding what kind of device I am going to buy, put in my kitchen and use every day for many years? My personal opinion: no, I should not.

Don’t get me wrong, I am not against nature. Nor I am one of those saying that global warming is just a made up thing that doesn’t actually exist. I have read a lot about this topic and I am aware of that this problem exists and that this is a very serious one. The reason why I don’t think that just because I believe in global warming and I want to preserve nature in its current state I should buy an electric range instead of a gas range is that I don’t think this is what makes the difference.

one example for built in range hoods

The difference is made in factories. Not even by buying electric cars. This alone is not going to save us from further warming of the globe. More than 60 of the gases cause global warming are produced by factories. Only around 15% by cars. About the same percentage is derived from heating with wood, gas etc.

You may not agree with me, you have the right to do so. This is only my opinion.

Have a good one!