The world is facing an environmental paradox.
It’s really, really hot outside. Temperatures in Paris this summer have climbed to nearly 100 degrees Fahrenheit. A city in Japan just recorded its first 106 degree day. Multiple cities in California are reaching the 110s and above.
And this extreme heat, which is intensified by human-caused global warming, is driving those with air conditioning to push their machines to the limit.
However, since air conditioners require electricity, the increase in use is sending power plants into overdrive — creating more pollution and further contributing to global warming. Read more…