Urban Absurdity: If it were this cold outside, we'd turn on the heat
For the past couple of weeks, I've been suffering from the weather..the weather inside the New York Public Library, which is probably somewhere in the fifties. Even a pretty thick hoodie isn't enough to keep me warm. After three hours of sitting and reading, my fingers and lips are faintly blue, and I have to leave. No matter how much anyone complains, there's nothing to be done.
So, when I saw this headline at Alternet, I was really happy. It provides this fascinating fact:
The electricity used annually to air-condition America's homes, stores, offices, factories, schools, churches, libraries, domed stadiums, hospitals, warehouses, prisons and other buildings (not including what's used to cool manufacturing processes and military facilities) exceeds the entire electricity consumption of the world's second and fourth most populous nations -- India and Indonesia -- combined.