Unintended air conditioned consequences
July 10, 2012 11:13 PM Subscribe
posted by stbalbach (112 comments total)
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As the world gets warmer from global warming more people use air conditioning which increases Co2 emissions which increases the warmth of the world which causes more people to use AC... this positive feedback loop turns out to be non-trivial. Cooling a Warming Planet: A Global Air Conditioning Surge
. Some facts about air conditioning and the environment, by Stan Cox
Lots of eye opening stuff in this article, but the take home message is AC use is increasing so rapidly that within 40 years the world could be using as much energy on AC as equal to half of today's entire energy use for everything.