Could you imagine having another 100 degree plus day and being without air conditioning? If you answered “no way, touch my air conditioner, and you’ll die,” then you might disagree with the author of a recent Washington Post editorial who suggests that we should stop using air conditioning units due to the excessive amount of greenhouse gases they emit into the environment. Evidently, the author has not had to encounter the oppressive heat in Washington, D.C., and obviously, he has visited European countries prior to his op-ed, where many do not use air conditioning.
While I understand that there was a time when people suffered through oppressive heat without air conditioning, it just does not work in the urban areas of the country today. There are many in this country, who rely on air conditioning for medical reasons, and without it, there would be grave consequences (death) and contributing to population control in America.
Additionally, the author of this op-ed claims that without air conditioning, it could promote a more flexible, more relaxed work atmosphere. Again, this would not fly in D.C., as the work environment is too rigid due to the professional culture. While Congress has abbreviated sessions, the professional culture would not ease, thus meaning the dress code would still remain in tact.
I guess this should be summed up at best by saying: “No air conditioning = misery = less productivity = more population control.”