The Deluded World of Air Conditioning

All of our complaints and concerns about the effects of air conditioning on how and where we live are summarized brilliantly in William Saletan's article in Slate. "Air conditioning takes indoor heat and pushes it outdoors. To do this, it uses energy, which increases production of greenhouse gases, which warm the atmosphere. From a cooling standpoint, the first transaction is a wash, and the second is a loss. We're cooking our planet to refrigerate the diminishing part that's still habitable." Read the whole article in ::Slate: The Deluded World of Air Conditioning

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