The surprisingly lethal price of air-conditioning

Posted In Climate Change, News

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As global temperatures rise year after year, we’ll probably be relying on AC more and more, but that, say scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is killing us, too.

It may be more subtle than a heat wave, but the toll air-conditioning takes could have a much deeper, long-term impact…

In a study published in PLOS Medicine this week, the researchers suggest our AC dependency could kill as many as 1,000 more people every year in the eastern U.S. alone…

“The answer is clean energy,” Abel told UW News. “That is something we can control that will help both climate change and future air pollution. If we change nothing, both are going to get worse.”

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