Don’t Grill the Planet on the Fourth

This Independence Day make a cooler cookout

“Charcoal grill fire” by warriorwoman531 is licensed with CC BY-ND 2.0. To view a copy of this license, visit

he time has come for Americans to light a blazing inferno and throw pounds of carbon belching beef on the grill. Make no mistake, our annual 4th of July cooking event is a climate event. An all-beef, charcoal-cooked barbecue for 12 people is going to cost the planet about 160 pounds of emissions. Multiply that out by the…