The Air Conditioning Trap: How Cold Air Is Heating The World • Discoverology

The Air Conditioning Trap: How Cold Air Is Heating The World

Warmer temperatures lead to more air conditioning; more air conditioning leads to warmer temperatures. The problem posed by air conditioning resembles, in miniature, the problem we face in tackling the climate crisis. The solutions that we reach for most easily only bind us closer to the original problem.

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