02 May '11, 8pm

Celebrities who don't use air conditioning | MNN - Mother Nature ...: The amount of energy consumed to cool a ho...

Celebrities who don't use air conditioning | MNN - Mother Nature ...: The amount of energy consumed to cool a ho...

There are very few of us who haven’t heard of global warming. Whether you believe it exists or not, it’s fair to assume that the annual release of 140 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere from air conditioning alone is bound to have an impact. Air conditioning runs on electricity, and most electricity is generated by burning coal, which releases greenhouse gases and creates acid rain . Coal is also often harvested in less than ecologically sound ways. I have a vivid memory of seeing strip mines in upstate Pennsylvania as a child. Even at the age of 9, I realized how devastating strip mining was for the environment.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/responsible-living/stories/c...

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