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Last week, I featured a review written by Salon’s Ryan Brown about Stan Cox’s book, "Losing Our Cool: Uncomfortable Truths About Our Air-Conditioned World (and
Brown writes, “Stan Cox argues in his new book, the dizzying rise of air conditioning comes at a steep personal and societal price……providing a clear explanation of how A.C. made the leap from luxury to necessity in the
We’ve paid “a steep personal and societal price” for not sweating to death.
AC will cause us to “refrigerate ourselves into the apocalypse.”
This week, the kooky flako author speaks out on his own in the Washington Post. Wacko Stan Cox says cranking up the ACs duirng intense heat and humidity “isn’t smart.” You hear that. If you turned on your air the past week, you’re stupid.
AC, you idiots, is evil.
Cue the kumbaya music…
“Saying goodbye to A.C. means saying hello to the world. With more people spending more time outdoors -- particularly in the late afternoon and evening, when temperatures fall more quickly outside than they do inside -- neighborhoods see a boom in spontaneous summertime socializing. Rather than cowering alone in chilly home-entertainment rooms, neighbors get to know one another. Because there are more people outside, streets in high-crime areas become safer.”
Most outrageous is Cox’s diminishing of the jeopardy living without AC brings. According to the National
Slate (Another source I’m sure Stan Cox is aware of) reports, “Heat waves kill more people in the
That’s small potatoes according to Cox:
“A.C.'s obvious public-health benefits during severe heat waves do not justify its lavish use in everyday life for months on end.”
Without supporting data, Cox makes the ridiculous claim that turning off the AC reduces heat deaths.
I just love the thought processes of liberals. Hope Cox has stocked up mightily on Right Guard.