The ugly beauty of simplicity Consider Bangladesh. By 2017 something short of 36% of the population was urbanized [i]
, meaning that for the remaining rural 60%, life is hard, brutal and biomass dependent.
As a result, the length and breadth of Bangladesh is pockmarked with uncountable millions of primitive stoves, like the one in the photo. The enemy.
But for all the drudgery involved in collecting firewood...