It’s Summer, So The Meme Of AC Being Bad For ‘Climate Change’ Is Popping Up

This has been a push from the Cult of Climastrology the past 3-4 years, where they want to restrict air conditioning for Other People, especially in “developing nations”, where there are lots of brown and yellow people. Notice that none of them ever say that they’ve given it up themselves.

So when will the Bloomberg owned buildings do away with their own use of AC? From the screed

The vast majority of Americans have air conditioning but in Germany almost nobody does. At least not yet.

So when temperatures in Berlin rose to an uncomfortable 37 Celsius (99 Fahrenheit) this week – a record for the month of June – I was uncommonly delighted to go to the Bloomberg office, where it’s artificially and blissfully cool.

By letting people in overheated climates concentrate on their work and get a good night’s sleep, air conditioning has played a big part in driving global prosperity and happiness over the past few decades – and that revolution has still barely begun. About half of Chinese households have this modern tool, but of the 1.6 billion people living in India and Indonesia, only 88 million have access to air conditioning at home, Bloomberg New Energy Finance noted in a recent report.

Can you feel the “but” coming?

There’s just one glaring problem: What will all this extra demand for electricity do to the climate?

Carbon dioxide emissions rose another 2% in 2018, the fastest pace in seven years. That increase was alarming in its own right, given what we know about the unfolding climate emergency. But the proximate cause was especially troubling: Extreme weather led to more demand for air conditioning and heating in 2018, BP Plc explained in its annual review of energy sector.

It’s not too hard to imagine a vicious cycle in which more hot weather begets ever more demand for air conditioning and thus even more need for power. That in turn means more emissions and even hotter temperatures. (snip)

Buildings have long been a blind spot in climate discussions even though they account for about one-fifth of global energy consumption. The inefficiency of air-conditioning systems or badly designed homes and offices simply aren’t as eye-catching as electric cars and making people feel ashamed about flying. At least Germany’s “passivhaus” movement, a way of building homes that require very little heating or cooling, shows some people are starting to recognize the peril.

And you know what we need? More government control of the building process, which will dramatically increase the cost while doing…..nothing for the climate.

Of course, they have to throw in some TDS

There are lessons to be learned from the world of lighting too. The LED revolution was spurred by innovation but also by better energy efficiency labeling on products and the discontinuing of out-of-date technology. Something similar needs to happen with air conditioning. There was a big step forward in January when the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol came into force. Although not well known, its aim is to phase out the use of potent greenhouse gases called hydrofluorocarbons, which are used widely in air conditioning systems. Unless substituted, these alone could cause 0.4C of additional warming by the end of the century.

Yet true to form, President Donald Trump’s administration hasn’t yet submitted Kigali to the Senate for ratification, even though American manufacturers would benefit from demand for the new technologies that it would spawn.

The thing is, there really isn’t a viable option for HFCs at this time, which are used in AC units, car AC, and refrigerators. The Cult doesn’t care. They just think if the ban something the replacement will magically appear.

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4 Responses to “It’s Summer, So The Meme Of AC Being Bad For ‘Climate Change’ Is Popping Up”

  1. alanstorm says:

    “There’s just one glaring problem: What will all this extra demand for electricity do to the climate?”

    Not a thing, if we do the sane thing and go nuclear.

    “The LED revolution was spurred by innovation but also by better energy efficiency labeling on products…” Um, no. It was spurred on by “…the discontinuing of out-of-date technology.”, which is MSM-speak for “regulations prohibiting some classes of lighting”

    “Yet true to form, President Donald Trump’s administration hasn’t yet submitted Kigali to the Senate for ratification, even though American manufacturers would benefit from demand for the new technologies that it would spawn.”

    Amazing that the anti-technology folks have such faith in technology.

  2. Kye says:

    Typical socialist. This clown believes that American manufacturers won’t invest in something profitable just to make money doing it. They need Trump to submit an agreement to Congress in order to manufacture a profit. Idiots.

    Trump 2020 Tax leftists for AGW.

  3. MrToad21 says:

    Imagine the heat given off by studio lighting. Now imagine Bloomberg TV turning off the studio AC. Yeah, neither can I.

  4. Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

    Doing my part by setting thermostat at 76°. https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

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