10 Aug '12, 9am

Is Air Conditioning Heating Up the Planet?

Is Air Conditioning Heating Up the Planet?

radio talk show on NPR as part of her Environmental Outlook series. In that program Cox claimed that the overall impact of air-conditioning systems in both vehicles and buildings today is almost half a billion metric tons, which is about 7% of the US total . Cox went on to say that if we remain on our current course, we can expect electricity used to power air-conditioners to increase tenfold by 2050. This is despite significant increases in a/c efficiency which has gone up 30% just in the past few years. He goes on to say that in many instances, air-conditioning is “non-essential.”

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/08/air-conditioning-heat...

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