Some Americans Say They’re Willing To Ditch AC To Reduce Their Carbon Footprint

I’m sure some are willing to actually do it, particularly if they live in a place that barely ever needs it, but, come on, few are truly willing to do it. Just say it in polls and such

Some Americans willing to ditch air conditioning to reduce carbon footprint

st greta carTourists in the Big Apple shared whether they would give up air conditioning to reduce their carbon footprint amid a worldwide heat wave.

“You would never sleep again,” one man from Chicago told Fox News. “It’s just too hot.”

He said there are methods to reduce carbon emissions, but air conditioners are essential. (snip)

But one woman said she would give up her air conditioner.

“I have the windows down,” Blake, from North Carolina, said. “No AC needed.”

I bet she lives west of Winston Salem, up in the mountain areas, where it is cooler during the day, so, you could probably get away with that. I also bet she’s full of it. Even a place like Asheville will get plenty warm, in the upper 80’s, during the summer, and, that sun will beat down on a home much more than say in a place like NY. Since the nightly lows are in the 60’s, it’s tough to get the inside temps down

A Berlin-based writer, Paul Hockenos, highlighted in a CNN op-ed how Americans rely on air conditioning despite high energy usage and environmental implications. He suggested that Americans ditch the air conditioner units for renewable energy options.

Piss off. Mind your own business. I just replaced my almost 10 year old AC with a new one Tuesday, along with the furnace (which really didn’t need replacing, still worked great, but, it was the original one, there was a rust hole in the pan, and better and cheaper to replace everything. It also makes it a lot quieter. I can barely hear it all turn on, even upstairs under the attic portion). I asked about a heat pump, but, they aren’t recommended for a place like Raleigh. Pricing is about the same, but, they won’t last anywhere close to a dual heating/AC system.

“I can see how that would probably be making a big impact on the environment,” Allison, from New Jersey, said. “I know that it’s very detrimental.”

“I’d be fine with no AC,” Allison added. “I could survive.”

Prove it.

Harold, from New Jersey, said he could give up air conditioning to reduce carbon emissions with exceptions.

“On days like these honestly, I think it’s dangerous not to have it,” Harold said.

There would always be exception, eh? There are some fall and spring days where I will try and open the windows where it’s getting pretty cool at night after a warm day, get some fresh air, but, the heat of the Sun down here can keep the structure of the house warm.

One man visiting from Florida said air conditioner use should be based on location.

“It all depends on needs,” he said. He added that a mass effort would be needed to make a difference environmentally.

And who determines that? Government? Mind your business.

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12 Responses to “Some Americans Say They’re Willing To Ditch AC To Reduce Their Carbon Footprint”

  1. Dana says:

    Every air conditioning unit I’ve ever seen comes with an “Off” setting or switch. The real question is: are people willing to change their behavior to not use the AC so much?

    As it happens, our unit if off at the moment. It’s 73º F outside, and raining; the windows on the southeast and southwest walls are open, and the French doors to the screened-in porch on the northwest wall are also open, so the critters can come and go as they choose.

  2. Dana says:

    Our distinguished host quoted:

    A Berlin-based writer, Paul Hockenos, highlighted in a CNN op-ed how Americans rely on air conditioning despite high energy usage and environmental implications. He suggested that Americans ditch the air conditioner units for renewable energy options.

    Berlin is located around 52.50º north latitude, which is roughly the same as the southern border of Labrador! Parts of Canada’s Hudson Bay extend south of 52.50º. Yeah, I can see how a Berliner wouldn’t have that much use for AC.

  3. ruralcounsel says:

    No worries. Eventually, the authorities will drive up the price of electricity to make sure nobody will be able to afford to run their AC.

    That’s just how they roll.

  4. Jl says:

    Let’s start with shutting them off in DC for the summer and see how that goes.

  5. Elwood P Dowd says:

    Not gonna happen. Energy sources with reduced-CO2 emissions will happen.

    As the Earth warms and the population increases the demands will too.

    Welcome to our future!

    • L.G.Brandon!, L.G.Brandon! says:

      “Not gonna happen. Energy sources with reduced-CO2 emissions will happen.”

      Of course they will but only to the point they are cheap, practical, dependable and can actually replace what works. IOW, at this point renewables are not worth the time or money and they can’t provide enough energy to sustain a modern economy and society. Trying to force it will only break it. You cannot make 200 million people by cars they can’t charge or businesses to by trucks that can’t deliver the goods.

      Maybe you can. Hell, you forced millions to wear worthless masks, stand 6′ apart and close their businesses, forgo weddings and funerals, quit their jobs and become dolts, and call anyone who refused to comply names. Now we find out (you find out) even the vaccines were fake. They knew it, they lied, you believed it and now you want us to believe in man made global warming and if we just go all electric we will always have safe efficient energy.

      When are they changing the definition of “recession”? Monday? Burning down 26 cities and killing 30 people is a mostly peaceful demonstration but a bunch of old folks and middle class workers walking around the Capitol not setting fires, killing people or tearing down statues and not armed somehow became an insurrection. You lie!

      You are all liars. But now WE KNOW IT!


    • david7134 says:

      Mt. Etna erupted recently and delivered 10,000 times the amount of CO2 into the atmosphere than all of mankind, ever. CO2 does nothing. You have never, ever proved your point.

  6. Carlos the Jackal says:

    I’m only willing to ditch AOC, sorry.

  7. Elwood P Dowd says:

    Google: ” Mt Etna CO2 emissions” to learn the truth. Volcanoes emit a mere fraction of the CO2 of we humans.

    But then conservatives/tRumpists/science deniers believe a lot of scheisse,

    SARS-COV-2 was built by Dr Fauci and the Chinese!

    Global warming is a hoax!

    tRumpty dUmpty won the 2020 election!

    Masks can’t stop viral transmission!

    Covid vaccines kill people!

    …Because you deny science , anything is possible!!

    • Jl says:

      What “science”is being denied, J?
      But you forgot at least one-ivermectin doesn’t work! Because you deny science, anything is possible…..

    • david7134 says:

      Actually googled as you suggested, and guess what, you are wrong. Unless you selectively read the Reuters article. But majority opinion goes with CO2 in earth is greater than human activity. Regardless, neither source causes climate change.

      Funny how retard liberals make up shit to try and get global communism. But with all the governments getting rid of fertilizer, we will be having war.

    • James Lewis says:

      Dear Elwood:

      One of the guidelines of how something is a Scientific Theory, as opposed tp just a ‘theory” which may or may not enjoy wide scale claims of accuracy, is that it must be what Karl Popper described as “falsible.” IOW, it must be able to be tested. If it cannot be tested then it can’t be proven.

      Claims of global warming caused by mankind can not be tested.

      Another is that it must be predictable. Every prediction re man made global warming has failed.

      I’ll leave you with the hope that you will educate yourself by reading Karl Popper and quit making claims about “science.”

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