If you ask someone from the Aprovecho Research Center, the answer might be yes, stoves can change climate change.

Every year for the past 10 years the ARC has held a Stove Camp. According to an article in The New Yorker, the goal of the camp is to design cheap, clean burning stoves that could be distributed throughout developing countries.

Wood burning stoves in developing countries are significant black carbon emitters. And replacing them has the potential not only to improve environmental conditions worldwide but to drastically improve local health conditions as well.

Check out the New York Time slide show: "The Threat of Black Carbon" for a view into kitchens around the world.