Now is the time we juxtapose, Small Dead Animals-style:
- New York Times Asks: Should Air-Conditioning ‘Be Rationed Away?’
— Headline, Newsbusters, June 25, 2012.
- “In full view of bemused tourists and other passers-by, workers yesterday performed what looked like a comedy routine: They hoisted a standard room air conditioner to a side window of one of [Mayor Bloomberg’s] SUVs parked in the City Hall lot to see if it would fit.”
Update (7/1/12): Welcome Glenn Reynolds’ readers; and don’t miss his link to a recent post by Walter Russell Mead, who notes that “air conditioning in warm regions uses far less energy than heating in cold regions.” As Mead writes, “So if you want to help save the planet, move out of Vermont and get yourself to Alabama where people know how to live in harmony with Mother Gaia.”
Do it for Gaia — and your own mental health.