To fight alleged man-made global warming, some are being asked to pay higher prices for electricity and gasoline. But for people in the African nation of Chad, the cost means not even being able to cook their food at all. This, according to reports that the government of Chad recently banned the use of charcoal in the capital city, even though it is the sole source of fuel for about 99% of all Chadians. The policy is being touted as an environmental solution to tree-cutting, but it is leaving women and children scavenging on the outskirts of town for dead branches or cow dung as fuel, and reports say women giving birth cannot even find a bit of charcoal to heat water for washing. Talk about global warming being a moral issue.

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