As the Planet Heats Up, “Conditioning” Air Under Scrutiny

No doubt about it, things are getting warmer. How do we stay cool without heating the planet? Where did A/C come from? What are people thinking about the future of "conditioning" our air?

To read more, explore these links:

Where did air conditioning come from, and why?

https://www.energy.gov/articles/history-air-conditioning

Does air conditioning stymie our ability to slow climate change?

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/01/why-keeping-ourselves-cool-doesnt-have-to-mean-heating-the-planet/

How AC works

https://home.howstuffworks.com/ac.htm

A competition to keep us cool

https://globalcoolingprize.org/about-the-global-cooling-prize/

Scientists are using the cold of outer space to rethink air conditioning

https://qz.com/1681465/scientists-invented-air-conditioners-for-the-climate-change-age/

India is likely to inform the future world of A/C

https://qz.com/1675017/the-next-big-disruption-in-air-conditioning-will-be-tested-in-india/

The race to build personal air conditioners

https://www.fastcompany.com/90385897/the-billion-dollar-race-to-invent-a-wearable-air-conditioner

Podcast: Reviewing the idea of air conditioners (how many stars, out of 5 stars, would you give AC?)

https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/anthropocene-reviewed-air-conditioning-and-sycamore-trees


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