Cooling it

How about this tidbit?

…the US uses as much electricity to keep buildings cool as the whole of Africa uses on everything.

And it’s going to get worse, as the planet warms, the heat is on, and those with means strive to keep cool. The challenge, of course: Can the globe run air conditioners on non-greenhouse-gas emitting energy resources? Given the failure to rein in emissions despite many promises, I doubt it. Also, you can appreciate the vicious circle. An emissions-driven global warming induces us to use more fossil fuel resources to cool our buildings, which exacerbates the warming, and so on.