Wednesday, July 17, 2013


Eric Klinenberg: Air-Conditioning Will Be the End of Us |
Trying to engineer hot weather out of existence rather than adjust our culture of consumption for the age of climate change is one of our biggest environmental blind spots. If you can’t stand the heat, you should know that blasting the AC will ultimately make us all even hotter. Let’s put our air conditioners on ice before it’s too late.
2008: Secretary-General's press encounter at the launch of the 'Cool UN' initiative [unofficial transcript] | Secretary General's Off-the-Cuff Remarks
SG: As far as conference rooms within the UN headquarters, this is our concern. We are going to raise the temperature by 5 degrees. So the temperature will be set at 75 degrees Fahrenheit while staff offices will be set at 77. This is for the convenience and comfort of delegations who will have to engage in very important negotiations and debate on world affairs. I think that's reasonable.
Q: Isn't that a double standard? And can you also address the fact that the room next door is still considerably colder than 75 degrees? It's like a meat locker in there.
SG: No, next door will be set at 77 degrees.
Q: Why's it so much colder in there now?
Hot Enough For You? | Cato @ Liberty
[Michaels/Knappenberger] It is doubtful that people pushing the latest fad, such as a carbon tax, have any clue the degree to which global warming is being manufactured (rightly or wrongly) by systematic adjustments to weather data, or how much it is being exaggerated by still unaccounted biases. In climate, policy wonks are rushing in where they should fear to tread.
Twitter / BigJoeBastardi: Relentless 1930's heat scorched ...
Relentless 1930's heat scorched farms from Texas to Canada, leaving just dust to fuel "black blizzards" that darkened skies even to NYC
Twitter / BigJoeBastardi: While NOAA tries to rewrite ...
While NOAA tries to rewrite history, the facts remain clear, 1930s FAR WORSE than heat of today. See previous tweet

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