Monday, August 03, 2015

a/c and me

"The U.S. uses more electricity for air conditioning than Africa uses for everything."

The quote comes from a Washington Post article on America's obsession with air conditioning. An interesting read. Pope Francis mentions air conditioning briefly in Laudato Si, linking it with our "harmful habits of consumption."

In North Carolina, I kind of like my A/C, even while understanding that we can become accustomed to the weather around us. I'm not sure that I want to. But perhaps I'll dial the A/C down a few degrees today even so.

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