Are you old enough to remember when George H W Bush’s snarky response to global warming was that we should get more air conditioners? Nothing could be further from the truth.
A recent Guardian article shows us how air conditioning is a uniquely American response. It’s denying our bodies’ natural ability to acclimate, and it’s adding to the problem.
Whining about the heat and cranking the air conditioning are a rich people’s response. “A hot room won’t usually kill you, but a hot planet will.”