Leave it to a leftie writer working for the Corporate Press to a) believe some ridiculous claim about gas stoves pushed by the Brandon Regime, b) take action on that claim, and c) nearly go insane because of the results of the test.
That writer was Katherine Wu, and what happened was that, after the Biden Administration claimed gas stoves are harmful, bought a little device called an Aranet4, which is made by a Latvian company called SAF Tehnika.
It kept telling her that the CO2 concentration in her apartment was too high and impairing her brain function, whatever she did to try and air out the apartment, and eventually “broke her.”
Here’s how she described the decision to buy the thing in the article, titled “I Bought a CO2 Monitor, and It Broke Me”.
“The culprit was my new portable carbon-dioxide monitor, a device that had been sitting in my Amazon cart for months. I’d first eyed the product around the height of the coronavirus pandemic, figuring it could help me identify unventilated public spaces where exhaled breath was left to linger and the risk for virus transmission was high. But I didn’t shell out the $250 until January 2023, when a different set of worries, over the health risks of gas stoves and indoor air pollution, reached a boiling point. It was as good a time as any to get savvy to the air in my home.”
What happened next? The cheap Latvian sensor told her that her brain was impaired by all the CO2 and she started opening windows…in the freezing winter to try and air out the tiny East Coast aparment. Despite that, the ridiculous trinket said that the CO2 concentration had actually increased, going from 1200 parts per million to 1400 parts per million, and cutting her brain activity by a further 35%!
The Daily Wire, hilariously describing what happened after that, said:
Who among us wouldn’t love to find out that a secret force in our apartment had been cutting our brainpower in half for years, and now we could be twice as smart if we just got an electric stove and maybe a spouse who didn’t snore? I, for one, could stop making fun of Atlantic writers and get serious about helping Elon Musk colonize Mars.
Wu, to her credit, seems to have realized that she could never please the Aranet4 as long as she lives in an urban shoebox and eats cooked food. Sure, she could increase her intelligence by moving to a rural area where she could live in a bigger house, breathe fresher air, and be surrounded by nicer, saner people, but we all know that’s not an option for certain folks. The only thing left to do was find an “expert” who could say, “There, there, Katherine.”
The real question, and one unanswered by the piece, is if CO2 is really the problem for someone brain dead enough to think gas stoves are the problem.
By: Will Tanner. Follow me on Twitter @Will_Tanner_1
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