Liberals Now Want You to Give Up Air Conditioning for the Environment

Liberals Now Want You to Give Up Air Conditioning for the Environment
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Today in liberal craziness, Time Magazine ran a piece called, “AC Feels Great, But It’s Terrible for the Planet. Here’s How to Fix That.”

In a nutshell, the conclusion of the article is that we shouldn’t fix it, we should get rid of it. The author complains:

The troubled history of air-conditioning suggests not that we chuck it entirely but that we focus on public cooling, on public comfort, rather than individual cooling, on individual comfort. Ensuring that the most vulnerable among the planet’s human inhabitants can keep cool through better access to public cooling centers, shade-giving trees, safe green spaces, water infrastructure to cool, and smart design will not only enrich our cities overall, it will lower the temperature for everyone. It’s far more efficient this way.

To do so, we’ll have to re-orient ourselves to the meaning of air-conditioning. And to comfort. Privatized air-conditioning survived the ozone crisis, but its power to separate—by class, by race, by nation, by ability—has survived, too. Comfort for some comes at the expense of the life on this planet.

It’s time we become more comfortable with discomfort. Our survival may depend on it.

In other words, if you want to save the planet, go wait in line to sit in a fountain under a shade tree. No word on if TIME magazine plans on ceasing the use of AC at their offices anytime soon.

You may think this sounds a little crazy, but it’s par for the course for environmental extremists. Believe it or not, there are people on the Left that seriously want to get rid of air conditioning, planes, gas-powered cars, and even cows. These people are not on the fringes either. They are in the mainstream of the Democratic Party. Some of them are even in Congress. However, the public has zero interest in doing any of these things and even most liberals aren’t going to willingly go along with it. Virtue signaling about the environment costs nothing, but as we have seen over and over again, even liberals aren’t willing to dramatically change their lifestyes over global warming.

John Hawkins is the author of 101 Things All Young Adults Should Know. You can find him on Parler here and on Twitter here.


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