Energy Poverty Is Much Worse for the Poor Than Climate Change
Some 1.2 billion people do not have access to electricity; about 2.7 billion still cook and heat their dwellings with wood, crop residues, and dung. According to recent statistics, by 2040, half a billion people will still lack access to electricity and 1.8 billion will still be cooking and heating by burning biomass.
While the United Nations claims that one of their main priorities is universal access to affordable and clean energy, their insistence on moving away from traditional energy sources for the prevention of climate change is harmful to the people they are seeking to help. This article claims that climate change policies are not only economically detrimental, but ultimately morally dubious.